Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Co-operatives

The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) (Thai: ธนาคารเพื่อการเกษตรและสหกรณ์การเกษตร (ธ.ก.ส.)) was established in 1966. The bank is 99.79 percent owned by the Thai Ministry of Finance.[3]

Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Co-operatives
ธนาคารเพื่อการเกษตรและสหกรณ์การเกษตร
State enterprise
IndustryBanking
PredecessorBank for Cooperatives
Founded1 November 1966; 53 years ago (1966-11-01)
Headquarters
2346 Phahon Yothin Road, Sena Nikhom, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
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Number of locations
1,327 branches, 1,074 service points, 2,001 ATMs.[1]:215
Area served
Thailand
Key people
Mr Luck Wajananawat, President[2]
10,368 million baht[1]:2
Total assets1,431,040 million baht[1]:2
Number of employees
18,372[1]:215
ParentMinistry of Finance
Websitewww.baac.or.th/baac_en/index.php

BAAC's Swift code is BAABTHBK.[4]

BAAC's fiscal year runs from 1 April to 31 March.[1]

HistoryEdit

BAAC was established on 1 November 1966 as a government-owned bank to provide affordable credit to agricultural producers, either directly or through agricultural cooperatives and farmers' associations. BAAC assumed the functions of the Bank for Cooperatives (which had been established in 1947). In March 1993, BAAC was also authorized to lend to farmers for agriculturally-related activities, e.g., cottage industries, and more recently, for non-agricultural activities.[5]

PerformanceEdit

For the fiscal year 2014 ending 31 March 2015, BAAC reported total assets of 1,431,040 million baht and a net profit of 10,368 million baht.[1]:2 The bank had 1,327 branches, 1,074 service bureaus, 2,001 ATMs, and 18,372 employees.[1]:215

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g BAAC Annual Report Fiscal Year 2014 (1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015). Bangkok: Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives. 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Executive Officers". BAAC. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Shareholder Structure". BAAC. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Contact Us". BAAC. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  5. ^ Fitchett, Delbert (1999). Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), Thailand (Case Study). Eschborn, Germany: Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP). Retrieved 31 December 2015.

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