Bangkok Bank joins AIS 5G to drive the digital economy
Via AIS Thailand
Mar 27, 2023
- Company connects intelligent networks and financial solutions to your digital lifestyle with "Be1st Digital AIS POINTS" debit card.
- Customers can collect points while feeling safe and secure in every online shopping experience.
Bangkok Bank and AIS 5G, leaders in the financial services and telecommunications industries, are cooperating to drive the growth of the country's digital economy. Using their strengths in intelligent network and financial innovation, Bangkok Bank and AIS 5G are connecting the digital experience for customers and creating opportunities for Thai people to access new forms of financial services on digital platforms by introducing the Be1st Digital AIS POINTS debit card. This debit card will transform customers’ online shopping experience with special privileges from AIS Points and financial services with the highest security from Bangkok Bank. For every online purchase of 200 baht, customers will receive one AIS Point that can be redeemed for many privileges including telephone or internet charges, LINE stickers, food and beverage, or exchanged for discounts from leading brands covering all lifestyles with more than 1.8 million stores nationwide on myAIS app. In a special offer for customers who apply for the “Be1st Digital AIS POINTS” debit card within August 31, 2023, there will be fee waivers and up to 200 AIS Points.
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President and Credit Card Division Manager Shoke Na Ranong said that: Bangkok Bank, a leading regional financial institution and AIS, a leader in digital services and communication networks, jointly launched “Be1st Digital AIS POINTS” debit card, the first co-branded card that delivers a convenient, fast, and highly secure payment experience for goods and services through online stores. This debit card caters to the habits and lifestyle of today's consumers as well as offering value for every online spending. For every 200-baht in spending, customers will receive one AIS point and up to 100 points per card per month to redeem various privileges from AIS.
“Be1st Digital AIS POINTS” debit card is offering convenience and the option of using the digital card or the physical card, which is sent to customers’ given address during the application process, or both. This card covers various transactions via Bangkok Bank Mobile Banking including withdrawals, transfers, and payments via ATM as well as contactless payments. Customers can use the card with confidence as the Bank utilises the same technology as Be1st Digital Card which was awarded the “Debit Card of the Year” at the Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards 2022 by The Digital Banker magazine and the “Most Innovative Debit Card Offering Thailand 2023” from World Economic magazine, a leading online business magazine in the US.
“This is a remarkable collaboration between Bangkok Bank and AIS that combined our strengths to develop “Be1st Digital AIS POINTS” debit card with the aim to provide better experiences to customers. The card enables customers to have convenient and fast online transactions, modify or set personal spending limits, as well as to check spending amounts by themselves via Bangkok Bank Mobile Banking with ease and security. In addition, it also offers value from AIS Points and opportunities to offer good products to AIS' customer base of more than 46 million. We are confident that the card will attract interest from customers, and we expect at least 6 million applications within 5 years. This will help us achieve our goal to become a leader in digital payment solutions in line with the development of Thailand’s digital economy,” said Mr. Shoke.
Mr. Tee Seeumpornroj, CFO of AIS, added that: “AIS is committed to developing digital technology infrastructure to be capable and ready to connect with main industries in order to create growth for the country's digital economy. Throughout the years, we have believed in working with our partners. Today, AIS continues to build an ecosystem using our combined strengths to create various benefits for Thai people and the country.”
“Our cooperation with Bangkok Bank has reaffirmed the goal of working in customer care through the AIS Points program by bringing the potential of the intelligent network to create opportunities for Thai people to access financial services and receive AIS Points from online shopping via Be1st Digital AIS POINTS debit card. This enables our customers to earn points from our partners while using AIS services. At the same time, customers can also use their points with AIS partner stores that cover all digital lifestyles, with more than 1.8 million stores nationwide and another 20,000 leading brands in department stores, retail stores, street food and food carts across the country on the myAIS app.”
“We believe that this partnership will enhance our work for our customers. In addition to providing customers with a digital experience for shopping online, this cooperation will create benefits for all parties involved. This includes customers of AIS and Bangkok Bank and merchant partners who are in the network of the AIS Points program across the country,” concluded Mr. Tee.
The Be1st Digital AIS POINTS debit card comes with cute Nong Aunjai characters in 4 designs for customers to choose from in the form of both digital and physical cards. The card features the highest level of transaction security according to world-class standards with the same technology as the Be1st digital card, supporting various financial transactions. Bangkok Bank and AIS customers can easily apply for the card via Bangkok Bank Mobile Banking.
Customers who apply for the Be1st Digital AIS POINTS debit card from today until August 31, 2023, will receive additional privileges including fee waivers worth 300 baht. New customers who open an e-Savings account with Bangkok Bank Mobile Banking will receive 200 AIS points for their first online purchase via the card, while existing customers who apply for the card will receive 100 AIS points for their first online purchase via the card. What’s more, every 200 baht spent on online shopping via the Be1st Digital AIS POINTS card will receive one AIS point, for up to 100 points per card per month. Customers can redeem points for many privileges, including telephone or internet charges, LINE stickers, food and beverage and discounts on leading brands covering all lifestyles with more than 1.8 million stores nationwide on myAIS app. Interested persons can ask for more information at Bualuang Phone1333 or 0-2645-5555 or contact AIS at https://www.bangkokbank.com/th-TH/Personal/Cards/Be1st-Smart-Card/Be1st-Digital-AIS-POINTS.
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