Thailand Business News

Banks assure no new account needed for assistance payments

BANGKOK (NNT) – Krungthai Bank (KTB) and the Government Savings Bank (GSB) have confirmed that citizens will not need to open a new bank account to register for the 5,000-baht assistance payment, being provided by the government to aid workers affected by the COVID-19 situation.

The KTB President, Payong Srivanich, explained that laborers, temporary employees and freelance workers, who are not in the social security system and have been affected by the COVID-19 situation, can register at www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com on March 28 from 6 p.m., with no restriction on the number of applicants. Registration will be open for 24 hours, with results to be announced either by a short message service (SMS) or mail.

Funds can be received either via Prompt Pay into the account tied to the recipient’s national identification number or any existing bank account under the individual’s own name. Mr. Payong assured that opening a new bank account is not a requirement of the assistance, but added that opening a Prompt Pay account using any automatic teller machine (ATM) or mobile banking application could speed up pay out, which is likely to be at least seven days after registration.

The KTB President noted that, while his bank is exercising stringent precautions, the misunderstanding that a bank account must be opened has resulted in long lines at branches, placing people in danger of spreading COVID-19. KTB has decided to close branches on March 28 and 29 to resolve the problem and will reopen on March 30.

Source link


All countries
Total confirmed cases
Updated on May 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Total confirmed cases
Updated on May 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Total confirmed cases
Updated on May 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Total confirmed cases
Updated on May 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Total confirmed cases
Updated on May 30, 2020 6:18 pm

Latest Updates

DPM Wissanu chairs Thai Airways rehabilitation Superboard

BANGKOK (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged the appointment of DPM Wissanu Krea-ngam...

Thai parliament urged to pass record 1.9 trillion baht ($59.6 billion) stimulus bill

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Wednesday urged parliament to approve the kingdom’s biggest-ever stimulus package to revive an economy battered by coronavirus, which...

Khon Kaen Zoo keeping animals cool by freezing meals

KHON KAEN(NNT)-With temperatures soaring to as high as 43 degrees Celsius in many...

Most Viewed

Bill Gates: Good Feedback Is the Key to Improvement

The world's richest man says everyone needs feedback beyond one-word descriptors.Bill Gates, who recently reclaimed the title of the richest man in the world, took to the stage earlier this month for a TED talk on one of his pet causes: improving the quality of education. Specifically, the Microsoft creator focused on the need of quality feedback for teachers. "We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve," Gates told the audience. He continued: "When Melinda and I learned how little useful feedback most teachers get, we were blown away. Until recently, over 98 percent of teachers just got one word of feedback: satisfactory. If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was 'satisfactory,' I would have

Thailand’s Botanic Gardens reopen today with COVID-19 control measures

Bangkok, 19 May, 2020, at 13.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that five botanic gardens have reopened...

2020 Tourist Arrivals Forecast cut to 14 million – Tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) now predicts only 14 million to 16 million foreign visitors this year, down from 33.8 million projected in...

Heard in the Hutong: How Chinese People Feel About Using English

How important is it for China’s business leaders to speak English? 10 Beijing residents weigh in. Measured on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis...

Related Articles

Asia Pacific’s passenger traffic drops 98,8% in April

Preliminary April 2020 traffic figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines...

THAI loses state enterprise status

BANGKOK(NNT)-Thai Airways International...