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Thailand FinTech Landscape Report

Thailand has a nascent market and the potential to become one of ASEAN’s key FinTech hubs.

The Thai population, while mostly unbanked, has a high digital and internet penetration rate, which means that much can be done to engage the untapped markets and bring under financial inclusion. Key areas of FinTech developments such as digital payments, blockchain technology, and P2P lending specifically target the underbanked and underserved demographics.

Thailand also scores high in terms of regulatory openness and advancements, as the regulators offer accommodating policies and have gone on to collaborate with the Thailand banks and neighboring countries such as Singapore on FinTech cooperation.

Thai FinTech start-ups accounted for only 17% of the total number of Thai start-ups funded up until the end of 2017, but received 40% of the funding, representing the 2nd highest-funded category behind e-commerce.

Digital payment transactions surged by 83% from 2016 to 5.87 billion in 2017, with an average of 89 transactions per user per year. The country's digital payment ratio has increased to above 10% of total payment transactions.

The report gives an overview of the FinTech Landscape in Thailand, where EY teams use the four-step approach in analyzing the ecosystem: Assess the FinTech ecosystem, Identify the trends and opportunities, Understand the macroeconomic and digital factors driving the FinTech development at national level and Discuss the notable FinTech companies to look out for in the years to come.

EY - Key Areas of FinTech Development

EY - Pillars of Thailand FinTech Ecosystem

With the continuous evolution in the Thailand FinTech ecosystem, EY ASEAN FinTech team is confident that it will benefit FinTech startups, investors, governments, educational institutions, accelerators and incubators. This will allow them to have a better overview of Thailand’s economy and opportunities available in the market to bring out the potential and greater financial inclusion in Thailand.

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EY - Ratana Jala

Ratana Jala

Financial Services Assurance Partner
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Financial Services Advisory Partner
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Sethapong Yodyossak

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EY Global Emerging Markets FinTech Leader
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Gopal Kiran

EY ASEAN FinTech Leader
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