Senior executive vice-president
The main reasoning for the expected expansion is that corporate clients require liquidity to run their business operations amid a rebounding economy.
Trade finance is another key area showing higher loan demand in accordance with improving exports, particularly to regional markets.
In the first half of this year,
Exports to the US and EU have also improved following a recovery in developed economies.
Much of the economic data was positive, particularly improvements in business confidence, manufacturing and exports.
However, large corporations are still waiting to see improvements in public spending before making new investment decisions.
As a result, demand for long-term loans and project financing are expected to resume in the first half of next year.
"The country's economy has already bottomed out, but private investment needs more time to recover," Mr Chansak said.
BBL, the country's largest bank by assets, booked total first-half loan growth of 0.7% year-on-year.
Separately, the small
It plans to balance the three core business segments of mortgages, SME loans and wholesale loans equally at one-third apiece.
The move is part of
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