K Bank Archives | Be Korea-savvy
S. Korean Internet Banks Vying to Lure More Deposits

S. Korean Internet Banks Vying to Lure More Deposits

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean internet-only banks are ramping up efforts to attract more deposits in the wake of a newcomer’s entry into the fast-growing sector, industry sources said Wednesday. The heated race comes as the latecomer, Toss Bank, has begun receiving applications from customers even before its official launch scheduled for [...]

Online Lender K-Bank Logs 1st Quarterly Profit in 4 Years

Online Lender K-Bank Logs 1st Quarterly Profit in 4 Years

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — K-Bank, South Korea’s first internet-only bank, said Tuesday it turned a profit for the first time since its inception in the second quarter of the year on robust growth in customers and deposits. Net profit stood at 3.9 billion won (US$3.4 million) in the April-June period, a sharp turnaround [...]

Two Years On, Internet-only Banks Bring About Changes to Financial Sector

Two Years On, Internet-only Banks Bring About Changes to Financial Sector

SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — In the two years since the launch of the country’s first Internet-only bank, South Korea’s banking sector has moved towards digitalization to better satisfy customers’ growing appetite for convenient and diverse financial experiences. As new Internet-only banks get ready to set sail next year, competition in the industry is [...]

Gov’t Lowers Hurdles into Financial Sector for Specialized Firms

Gov’t Lowers Hurdles into Financial Sector for Specialized Firms

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than perhaps any other business sector, the phalanx of rules and regulations guarding the gates into financial services for new entrants has been imposing, a reality the government has decided to change in order to encourage the emergence of more specialized actors. Financial Services Commission head Choi Jong-gu [...]

Internet-only Banks Beat Out Traditional Mobile Banking in Consumer Satisfaction Survey

Internet-only Banks Beat Out Traditional Mobile Banking in Consumer Satisfaction Survey

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Internet-only banks like K Bank and Kakao Bank are rated higher in consumer satisfaction than online banking services provided by traditional financial institutions, but trust issues with the online services remain. Consumer satisfaction with internet-only banks was higher in six categories, among them bank fees and interest rates, compared [...]