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Global Management Forum 2020

Thailand's 20-minute lender disrupts kingdom's financial industry

SCB Abacus mines transit lines, e-tailers and telcos for big data

As an economist at Siam Commercial Bank, Sutapa Amornvivat persuaded her bosses to open a subsidiary to disrupt its own industry lest it become disrupted itself.

BANGKOK -- A Thai megabank's AI-powered subsidiary is out to promote financial inclusion now that it has successfully ridden high on the strongest headwind many industries have faced in more than a decade, the COVID-19 pandemic.

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