Personal Finance Archives | Be Korea-savvy

Archive by category Personal Finance

Wealthy S. Koreans Moving Away from Real Estate Investments

Wealthy S. Koreans Moving Away from Real Estate Investments

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The portion of real estate investments by wealthy Koreans with more than 1 billion won (US$814,800) in financial assets has decreased over the past six years, according to a recent report. The preference of index-linked products, which have been considered the most sought-after financial instruments by the rich, also [...]

Online Investment Seminars Enjoy Popularity Due to Virus

Online Investment Seminars Enjoy Popularity Due to Virus

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — With the novel coronavirus outbreak hampering all private investor seminars and investment counseling by securities companies, investment content published on YouTube and other online programs is gaining popularity. The web seminar on investment strategy conducted by Mirae Asset Global Investments, South Korea’s leading asset management firm on April 27 [...]

S. Korea’s Electronic Financial Transactions Grow in 2019

S. Korea’s Electronic Financial Transactions Grow in 2019

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The amount of daily financial transactions using credit cards and electronic means continued to grow last year while the use of checks and promissory notes continued to dwindle, central bank data showed Thursday. The value of daily financial transactions using non-cash payment methods, including remittance services, came to 81.4 [...]

S. Korea’s Household Debt Growth Faster than Peers in 2019

S. Korea’s Household Debt Growth Faster than Peers in 2019

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The debt owed by households and small businesses in South Korea rose at one of the world’s fastest rates in 2019 in terms of its ratio to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), data showed Wednesday. According to the data from the Bank for International Settlement, outstanding debt extended [...]

S. Korea’s Debt-GDP Ratio Increases at 2nd-fastest Pace Worldwide

S. Korea’s Debt-GDP Ratio Increases at 2nd-fastest Pace Worldwide

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s ratio of private debt to gross domestic product (GDP) grew at the second-fastest click among major economies in the third quarter of 2019, data showed Monday. Household debt in Asia’s fourth-largest economy accounted for 95.1 percent of the country’s GDP as of end-September last year, up 3.9 [...]

Investors Park More Money in Overseas Funds in Search of High Returns

Investors Park More Money in Overseas Funds in Search of High Returns

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s overseas investment funds almost doubled in terms of net asset value to account for nearly 30 percent of the country’s investment funds last year, as investors bet on higher yields outside the bearish domestic market, data showed Tuesday. According to the data by the Korea Financial Investment [...]