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Thailand’s banks to reach unbanked customers

In this Global Platform video, Tan Choon Hin, CEO of United Overseas Bank Thailand, discusses industry trends across ASEAN, including regional integration and the push towards Industry 4.0.

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For Thailand, the digitalisation strategy that is being pursued under Thailand 4.0 is improving internet infrastructure, which in turn is opening up opportunities for digital banking.

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Tech solutions and programmes for the country’s significant small and medium-sized enterprise sector are broadening banks’ traditional customer bases. 

Tan Choon Hin, CEO, United Overseas Bank Thailand |
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