UnionPay gandeng Bangkok Bank terbitkan 600.000 kartu debit UnionPay-TPN

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SHANGHAI, Tiongkok, 15 September 2016 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ —

Sejak Mei lalu, UnionPay International dan Bangkok Bank telah bekerjasama
menerbitkan 600.000 kartu UnionPay-TPN, merek kartu debit lokal pertama di
Thailand. “Bangkok Bank telah menerbitkan 14 juta kartu debit secara
keseluruhan, dan semua kartu tersebut akan dikonversikan menjadi kartu
berstandar TPN (Thai Payment Network) UnionPay,” ujar President Bangkok Bank,
Chartsiri Sophonpanich. Sophonpanich baru saja mendapatkan penghargaan Shanghai
Magnolia Silver Award, penghargaan yang didedikasikan kepada warga asing yang
memberikan kontribusi signifikan bagi pembangunan sosial ekonomi Shanghai.

Pada bulan Februari, TPN, yang dikembangkan berdasarkan standar teknis
UnionPay, telah resmi diluncurkan. TPN dikembangkan bersama-sama oleh UnionPay
International, Bangkok Bank, dan beberapa bank lokal terkemuka lainnya.
Berdasarkan sistem, Thailand telah mengembangkan merek kartu debitnya sendiri,
TPN, dan mulai menerbitkan kartu UnionPay-TPN berstandar UnionPay. Selain itu,
Thailand adalah negara pertama di luar Tiongkok daratan yang telah mengadopsi
standarisasi UnionPay sebagai standarisasi kartu chipnya. Ini semua menjadi
tonggak berdirinya kerjasama industri pembayaran yang saling menguntungkan
antara kedua negara.

Kini, Bank of Thailand berkomitmen untuk membangun industri pembayaran
elektonik Thailand. Menurut Sophonpanich, merupakan solusi yang tepat Bangkok
Bank mengadopsi teknologi dan kapabilitas inovatif UnionPay untuk membangun
jaringan pembayaran lokal. “Pengalaman UnionPay International yang sangat kaya
di sektor pembayaran mobile dan e-commerce dapat membantu meningkatkan
efisiensi dan tingkat pelayanan industri pembayaran Thailand,” ujarnya.

Sophonpanich sebelumnya telah cukup lama melanglangbuana di negeri tirai bambu
tersebut. Pada 2009, kantor pusat Bangkok Bank (Tiongkok) didirikan di
Shanghai, dan bank ini merupakan satu-satunya bank asal Thailand di Tiongkok.
Pada 2014, Bangkok Bank membuka kantor cabang di Zona Perdagangan Bebas, dan
lebih jauh terlibat di dalam pembangunan ekonomi Shanghai. Kini, Bangkok Bank
memiliki enam kantor cabang di Shanghai, Beijing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Chongqing,
dan Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Sophonpanich mengatakan, Bangkok Bank akan terus membantu perusahaan-perusahaan
Tiongkok berinvestasi di Thailand dan di negara-negara ASEAN dan, begitupun
sebaliknya, siap untuk mendorong investasi dari Thailand dan negara-negara
ASEAN ke Shanghai. Dengan diimplementasikannya Jalur Sutera Modern, Bangkok
Bank akan terus memainkan perannya sebagai penghubung antara Tiongkok dan
negara-negara ASEAN.

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Sumber: UnionPay International


Bangkok Bank has issued 600,000 UnionPay-TPN debit cards–Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President of Bangkok Bank was awarded the Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award

SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 15, 2016 (Antara/Xinhua-AsiaNet) —

Since this May, UnionPay International and Bangkok Bank have jointly issued 600,000 UnionPay-TPN card, which is Thailand’s first local brand debit card. “Bangkok Bank has issued 14 million debit cards in all, and all of these cards are about to be converted to UnionPay standardized TPN cards.” Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President of Bangkok Bank, introduced the other day. Mr. Sophonpanich has just been awarded Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award, which is to award foreigners who have made outstanding contribution to the socioeconomic development of Shanghai.

This February, TPN (Thai Payment Network) which was built based on UnionPay technical standard went live. TPN was co-constructed by UnionPay International, Bangkok Bank and other local mainstream banks. Based on the system, Thailand built the debit card brand of its own, TPN, and began issuing UnionPay standardized UnionPay-TPN cards. In addition, Thailand is the first country outside mainland China that has adopted UnionPay standard as its chip card standard. These are all the milestones in realizing the interconnection between the two countries’ payment industry.

At present, Bank of Thailand is dedicated to upgrading the country’s e-payment industry. According to Mr. Sophonpanich, it is a win-win that Bangkok Bank adopted UnionPay’s advanced technology and innovative capability to construct a local switch network. “UnionPay International’s rich experience in mobile payment and e-commerce is able to help enhance the efficiency and service level of Thailand payment industry.” he said.

Mr. Sophonpanich has much more connection with China. In 2009, the headquarters of Bangkok Bank (China) was established in Shanghai, and it is the only Thailand-invested bank in China. In 2014, Bangkok Bank set a branch in Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and was further involved in the financial construction of Shanghai. Currently, Bangkok Bank has 6 branches in Shanghai, Beijing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Mr. Sophonpanich said, Bangkok Bank keeps supporting China’s companies to invest in Thailand and ASEAN countries on the one hand, and on the other, organizes enterprises from Thailand and ASEAN countries to visit Shanghai to promote their investment in China. With the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, Bangkok Bank will keep playing as the link between China and ASEAN countries.

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Source: UnionPay International