Since 1994 (23 years ago), Tan Sri Lau operates a handicapped children home known as Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Klang where he is taking care of 80 handicapped and Down-Syndrome children. He is an honorary member of Rotary Club, Bandar Utama. Tan Sri Lau has also set up a student loan fund in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman known as “Tan Sri Lau Ban Tin Student Loan Fund”. He also set up a body called the Malaysian Centre of Entrepreneurs whose aim is to promote entrepreneurship in Malaysia. Tan Sri Lau wrote and published a book entitled ‘Capital Control and The Malaysian Economy’ 2005 (ISBN 967-978-862-8).
Tan Sri Lau started working at the age of 7 as a street peddler selling ice-cream, agar-agar and tikam. He helped out in his family’s hawker stall, bicycle shop and construction company. His right hand was severely injured in a noodle factory when he was 10 year old. Tan Sri Lau started his career as a Project Analyst with Newacres Sdn Bhd (a member of Metroplex Bhd) and was also a Management Accounting lecturer in SBTC [now called Segi University]. Tan Sri Lau was the pioneer in setting up Tawakal Hospital in Kuala Lumpur and was a finance consultant to the Bandar Tun Razak Projek under Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
At present, Tan Sri Lau is the Chairman of B.I.G. industries Bhd, a public listed company listed in Bursa Malaysia. He is also a partner in Bantin & Associates, a Chartered Accountants firm. He is also Director for I-CITY Bhd, property development company listed in Bursa Malaysia.
Tan Sri Lau is currently developing a number of housing and township projects in Shah Alam and Klang, Selangor, namely 1. Taman Bantin, Bukit Kemuning, Shah Alam, 2. Taman Alam Shah 2, Jalan Raja Nong, Klang. 3. Villa Mutiara Bungalows JV development with Mutiara Johan Group Bukit Tinggi, Bentong and 4. Marina View Service Apartment, Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru.