Financial Cards and Payments in South Korea

December 2022
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Financial Cards and Payments industry in South Korea with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

If you're in the Financial Cards and Payments industry in South Korea, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Financial Cards and Payments in South Korea report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Financial Cards and Payments in South Korea?
  • What are the major trends key to understanding Financial Cards and Payments in South Korea?
  • How has COVID-19, recession and macroeconomic volatility impacted the market?
  • How long will the market take to recover? What are the opportunities now?
  • How will political context and shifting cultural values shape future growth?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Financial Cards and Payments in South Korea - Industry Overview

Financial cards and payments in 2022: The big picture
Relaxing of restrictions drives up stronger usage of commercial cards, while open loop pre-paid loses momentum following withdrawal of national relief fund
Remote payments accelerated by mobile m-commerce
Competitive landscape
What next for financial cards and payments?
Table 1 Number of POS Terminals: Units 2017-2022
Table 2 Number of ATMs: Units 2017-2022
Table 3 Value Lost to Fraud 2017-2022
Table 4 Card Expenditure by Location 2022
Table 5 Financial Cards in Circulation by Type: % Number of Cards 2017-2022
Table 6 Domestic versus Foreign Spend 2022
Table 7 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2017-2022
Table 8 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2017-2022
Table 9 Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 10 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2017-2022
Table 11 Commerical Payments by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 12 Commercial Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2017-2022
Table 13 Personal Payments by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 14 Personal Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2017-2022
Table 15 M-Commerce by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 16 M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 17 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 18 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2017-2021
Table 19 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Operator 2017-2021
Table 20 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 21 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2022-2027
Table 22 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2022-2027
Table 23 Forecast Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 24 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2022-2027
Table 25 Forecast Commercial Payments by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 26 Forecast Commercial Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2022-2027
Table 27 Forecast Personal Payments by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 28 Forecast Personal Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2022-2027
Table 29 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 30 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

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Charge Cards in South Korea - Category analysis

Credit Cards in South Korea - Category analysis

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Credit cards most popular payment method in South Korea, with easing of social distancing driving up usage
Government regulation on benefits offered by commercial credit cards
Shinhan Card retains leading position in personal credit cards
As digital payment services expand their reach in offline purchases, credit card players invest in their own digital platforms
Credit card players target millennials and Generation Z
Intensifying competition for MyData service within credit cards
Table 31 Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2017-2022
Table 32 Credit Cards Transactions 2017-2022
Table 33 Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 34 Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 35 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2017-2022
Table 36 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2017-2022
Table 37 Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 38 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 39 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2017-2022
Table 40 Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2017-2022
Table 41 Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 42 Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 43 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 44 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2017-2021
Table 45 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 46 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2017-2021
Table 47 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 48 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2017-2021
Table 49 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 50 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2017-2021
Table 51 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 52 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2017-2021
Table 53 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 54 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2017-2021
Table 55 Forecast Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2022-2027
Table 56 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions 2022-2027
Table 57 Forecast Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 58 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 59 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2022-2027
Table 60 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2022-2027
Table 61 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 62 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 63 Forecast Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2022-2027
Table 64 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2022-2027
Table 65 Forecast Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 66 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2022-2027

Debit Cards in South Korea - Category analysis

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Acceleration of remote payments and digitalisation during pandemic leads to decline in number of debit cards in circulation
South Koreans find that debit cards help plan spending compared to using credit
NongHyup Bank retains leadership of debit cards
Ongoing expansion of digital payment service providers results in more competitive environment
Debit card issuance based on pre-paid points designated as innovative financial service
Stability is key strength of debit cards
Table 67 Debit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2017-2022
Table 68 Debit Cards Transactions 2017-2022
Table 69 Debit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 70 Debit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 71 Debit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 72 Debit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2017-2021
Table 73 Debit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 74 Debit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2017-2021
Table 75 Forecast Debit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2022-2027
Table 76 Forecast Debit Cards Transactions 2022-2027
Table 77 Forecast Debit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 78 Forecast Debit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2022-2027

Pre-Paid Cards in South Korea - Category analysis

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Further rise for closed loop pre-paid cards linked to growth of online gifting services
Issue of open loop pre-paid cards declines due to withdrawal of temporary national relief fund
Expanding the reach of closed loop pre-paid cards and diversifying purchase methods
Branded closed loop pre-paid cards to play important role in future growth
Pre-paid cards targeting teenagers expected to grow in popularity
Open loop pre-paid cards to face ongoing decline
Table 79 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2017-2022
Table 80 Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2017-2022
Table 81 Pre-paid Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 82 Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 83 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2017-2022
Table 84 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 85 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2017-2022
Table 86 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 87 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 88 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2017-2021
Table 89 Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 90 Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2017-2021
Table 91 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 92 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2017-2021
Table 93 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 94 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2017-2021
Table 95 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 96 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2017-2021
Table 97 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 98 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2017-2021
Table 99 Forecast Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2022-2027
Table 100 Forecast Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2022-2027
Table 101 Forecast Pre-paid Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 102 Forecast Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 103 Forecast Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2022-2027
Table 104 Forecast Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 105 Forecast Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2022-2027
Table 106 Forecast Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2022-2027

Store Cards in South Korea - Category analysis

KEY DATA FINDINGS

App-based store card function to provide convenient payment method
Hyundai Department Store diversifies consumer reach by introducing new offers
Specific benefits and customer care for store card users
Importance of store cards to secure regular customers will continue to be highlighted
The need for store cards to develop more specific features to overcome low versatility
Increasing customer contact points through new store openings
Table 107 Store Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2017-2022
Table 108 Store Cards Transactions 2017-2022
Table 109 Store Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 110 Store Cards Transactions: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 111 Store Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 112 Store Cards: Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2017-2021
Table 113 Forecast Store Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2022-2027
Table 114 Forecast Store Cards Transactions 2022-2027
Table 115 Forecast Store Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2022-2027
Table 116 Forecast Store Cards Transactions: % Growth 2022-2027
The following categories and subcategories are included:

Financial Cards and Payments

    • ATM Cards
      • Commercial Charge Cards
      • Personal Charge Cards
      • Commercial Credit Cards
      • Personal Credit Cards
      • Commercial Debit Cards
      • Personal Debit Cards
      • Closed Loop Pre-Paid Cards
      • Open Loop Pre-Paid Cards
    • Store Cards
      • Commercial Card Payment Transactions
      • Commercial Electronic Direct/ACH Transactions
      • Commercial Paper Payment Transactions
      • Personal Card Payment Transactions
      • Personal Electronic Direct/ACH Transactions
      • Personal Paper Payment Transactions
        • Commercial Electronic Direct/ACH Transactions
        • Personal Electronic Direct/ACH Transactions
          • Commercial Cash Transactions
          • Commercial Other Paper Transactions
          • Personal Cash Transactions
          • Personal Other Paper Transactions
      • Mobile M-Commerce Proximity
      • Mobile M-Commerce Remote
    • Tablet M-Commerce
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