Introduction to the Thai Bank Museum The Evolution of Money The Evolution of Banking The Prototype for Thai banks Siam Commercial Bank’s Advance to the present
Introduction
The Book Club
The Siam Commercial Bank Company Limited
The Thai Panich (Siam Commercial) Bank
SCB Historical Highlights during 1957 – 2007
The SCB and the development of commercial banking in Thailand
The Government Savings Bank
The Bank of Thailand

1965
While workloads were increasing in line with the country’s economic growth, banking technologies and systems developed continuously as well. In 1965, SCB introduced Post-Tronic Accounting machines for deposit operations, enabling faster and more accurate performance.

1971
Move to New Headquarters (Chidlom Office)
Seeing a need for new headquarters to accommodate business and personnel expansion, SCB decided to have its new headquarters constructed at the intersection of Chidlom and Phetchaburi roads. The new head office was designed by Duang, Thaweesakdi, Chaiya & Associates Ltd., and constructed by Pramual Phatnanakan Co., Ltd., while interior designs were carried out by Phatana Chang, Ltd. and Racha Ltd.

SCB’s new headquarters were located at No. 1060 Phetchaburi Road, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Bangkok. HRH Prince Bhidyalabh Barudhiyakara presided over the inauguration on 19 August 1971. Souvenirs for guests attending the function included brass paperweights with the initials “Tho Tho Pho” (the initials of SCB in Thai), brass plaques bearing the same initials in yellow, red and green enamel, and commemorative books.

About five years later, SCB’s business grew so rapidly that the 9-floor head office at Chidlom became crowded. The board of directors then resolved to have another 2 buildings constructed on an adjacent site – a 12-floor office building and a 10-floor car park building, of which the top 2 floors would contain office space. For architectural harmonization with the existing building, Duang, Thaweesakdi, Chaiya & Associates Ltd. were again appointed to design the buildings, while the construction was carried out by C.E.S Co., Ltd. and finished in 1981.

SCB premises were maintained so well that in 1982 the Talad Noi and Thanon Phetchaburi branches received the “ASA ’82 Award” in the best conserved building category from the Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) under Royal Patronage.


1973
SCB began to welcome female staff in the workplace.

1975
SCB introduced computer-assisted operations, starting with Singer System 10 minicomputers, for accounting, current deposits, and later lending business. In the introductory phase, computers were used for preparing reports on overdraft accounts for analyses and control.

1979
SCB established a network of overseas branches and representative offices, comprising Siam Commercial Finance Ltd. in Hong Kong (opened on 23 March 1979 and later to become the SCB Hong Kong Branch) and a New York Representative Office (opened on 26 March 1979). London (opened on 14 December 1981) and Los Angeles (opened on 7 July 1982) branches were later included in the early overseas network.
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