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In-person Money Remittances Wane as Mobile Banking Becomes Ubiquitous

In-person Money Remittances Wane as Mobile Banking Becomes Ubiquitous

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Scenes of people remitting money at bank windows are becoming a relic of the past in South Korea. Excluding mobile banking, the classic types of non-face-to-face transactions such as Internet banking, telebanking and automated teller machine (ATM), are also losing popularity across most age groups. Only elderly people older [...]

Internet Banking Transactions at New Record High in H1

Internet Banking Transactions at New Record High in H1

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s internet banking services continued to grow in the first half, with the number of users and daily transactions rising to new highs, central bank data showed Monday. The number of internet banking, including mobile banking, came to 164.8 million as of end-June, up 3.5 percent from six [...]

Daily Transactions of Mobile Banking Exceed 6 tln Won in H1

Daily Transactions of Mobile Banking Exceed 6 tln Won in H1

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The value of daily transactions of mobile banking services in South Korea surpassed the 6 trillion-won (US$5 billion) mark for the first time, central bank data showed Tuesday. The value of daily transactions of mobile banking services stood at 6.04 trillion won in the first half, up 10.8 percent [...]

Internet Banking Users in S. Korea Rise 8.5 pct in 2018

Internet Banking Users in S. Korea Rise 8.5 pct in 2018

SEOUL, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Internet banking services grew at a fast clip last year, with the number of daily transactions and their total value reaching record highs, central bank data showed Thursday. The number of online banking service users came to a record 146.56 million as of the end of 2018, [...]

Regulator to Help People Get Back Money Transferred to Wrong Accounts

Regulator to Help People Get Back Money Transferred to Wrong Accounts

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The financial regulator said Tuesday it will help people retrieve money mistakenly sent to wrong bank accounts. The move came as the number of erroneous transactions has been on the rise with more people using their smartphones for money transfers. If a person sends money to a wrong account, [...]

Deregulation Brightens Prospects for Internet-Only Banks

Deregulation Brightens Prospects for Internet-Only Banks

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Prospects for Internet-only banks’ expansion received a major boost as President Moon Jae-in pledged to ease some regulations that ban nonfinancial companies from owning more than a 4 percent stake in a lender. Moon reversed his campaign pledge to keep the regulations intact Tuesday as he attended a meeting [...]