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Open an SCB account at any 7-Eleven via facial recognition

Feb 06. 2020
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By THE NATION

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) and Counter Service Co Ltd are letting non-SCB customers open an online non-passbook savings account at 7-Eleven’s Counter Service using facial recognition technology to verify their identities.

The “This is Me at 7-Eleven” campaign lets people open an account using only an ID card without ever having to visit a bank branch.

The service, available starting on Thursday (February 6), is expected to add more than a million customers this year alone and pave the way for other financial services in the future.

SCB president Apiphan Charoenanusorn said the partnership with Counter Service extends the success of their Banking Agent service partnership launched last year.

That collaboration generated Bt31.9 billion worth of transactions, consisting of Bt31.8 billion in deposits and Bt99.5 million in withdrawals, for an average of Bt185.3 million per day.

“SCB and Counter Service joined to facilitate cash deposits and withdrawals using SCB account numbers and the SCB Easy mobile application at all 7-Eleven branches,” said Counter Service senior vice president Weeradej Ackapolpanich. 

“The service has been welcomed by a large number of customers. This new collaboration will make Counter Service a leading banking agent in Thailand.”

To open an account, you insert your ID card in the Electronic Data Capture (EDC) device at the 7-Eleven, have a photo taken for facial recognition, enter your telephone number and a PIN at EDC, agree to the conditions presented and confirm.

Then you download the SCB Easy application and fill in the required information to open a non-passbook savings account.

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