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Use of Mobile Payment Services Rising as Non-Face-to-Face Consumption Becomes Routine

Use of Mobile Payment Services Rising as Non-Face-to-Face Consumption Becomes Routine

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — As non-face-to-face consumption has become a daily routine following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korean consumers are using mobile payment services more than actual debit or credit cards, a poll showed Wednesday. According to an online survey conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency of 1,500 consumers who [...]

Banks and ATMs Losing Ground in Age of Mobile Payment Systems and Credit Cards

Banks and ATMs Losing Ground in Age of Mobile Payment Systems and Credit Cards

GWANGJU, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Automated teller machines (ATMs) are increasingly losing ground due to a boost in credit card use and the growing popularity of Internet and mobile banking. Some predict that these automated banking devices, which have drastically changed financial culture, will gradually disappear into history. According to data from Kwangju Bank, [...]

Daily Money Transfers via Mobile Payment Apps Exceed 200 bln Won in H1

Daily Money Transfers via Mobile Payment Apps Exceed 200 bln Won in H1

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The value of daily money transfers via mobile payment apps in South Korea surpassed 200 billion won (US$168.6 million) in the first half of the year, central bank data showed Thursday, as more people used smartphones for financial services. The value of daily money transfers via smartphone apps, such [...]

Gov’t to Ease Rule on Recharging Credit at Mobile Payment Platforms

Gov’t to Ease Rule on Recharging Credit at Mobile Payment Platforms

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to ease a rule on recharging credit at mobile payment platforms as it seeks to promote the financial technology sector, an official said Thursday. Currently, people in South Korea can recharge up to 2 million won (US$1,782) at a mobile payment platform, such as Kakao Pay [...]

KakaoPay Growing Exponentially

KakaoPay Growing Exponentially

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — KakaoPay Corp., a South Korean mobile payment platform, surpassed 20 trillion won (US$17.6 billion) in annual transactions last year for the very first time since its launch in September 2014. Transaction volume jumped by more than five times compared to the previous year (US$3.35 billion). Analysts say that KakaoPay [...]