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No Way Out: Number of Financially Limited Households On the Rise

No Way Out: Number of Financially Limited Households On the Rise

SEOUL, Feb.10 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of households having trouble paying off their debts due to a lack of income is increasing. According to data issued by the Bank of Korea (BOK), the number of households with limited financial ability was 1,580,000 in March 2015, which was 14.7 percent of the 10,720,000 households with [...]

Top Financial Regulator Warns of More Market Volatility

Top Financial Regulator Warns of More Market Volatility

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top financial regulator warned of greater financial market volatility on Tuesday, vowing to properly deal with it with a sense of alertness in order to ensure market stability. The local market has suffered a setback, facing a double whammy of China’s stock market rout amid concerns over [...]

Tighter Criteria for New Mortgage Loans to Go into Effect Next Year

Tighter Criteria for New Mortgage Loans to Go into Effect Next Year

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top financial regulator said Thursday that it will unveil a tighter mortgage loan screening system later this month in a bid to tackle the mounting household debt in the face of a potential U.S. rate hike. Household credit totaled a fresh record of 1,166.4 trillion won (US$1.01 [...]