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  • Credit-Specialized Finance Comanies' Earnings, 2020

    April 13, 2021

    As of year end 2020, there were 112 credit specialized financial companies (CSFCs) excluding credit card companies. The CSFCs’ aggregate assets came in at KRW181.1 trillion at the end of December 2020, up KRW19.4 trillion or 12.0 % from the same period a year ago. Inherent business assets grew KRW5.1 trillion to KRW67.3 trillion as assets increased in facility leasing and installment financing. Loan assets also increased KRW9.1 trillion to KRW85.8 trillion mainly due to the growth of business loans.

     
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  • Issuance of Asset-Backed Securities, First Quarter 2021

    April 13, 2021

    The amount of asset backed securities (ABS) issued in first quarter 2021 came in at KRW13.7 trillion in total, down KRW9.0 trillion or 39.7 % from KRW22.7 trillion a year earlier. The Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) shrank mortgage backed securities (MBS) by KRW8.8 trillion from the same period a year ago, which mostly contributed to the year on year decrease in the ABS issuance. Meanwhile, financial companies’ issuance increased by KRW0.1 trillion from a year earlier, but non-financial companies cut their issuance by KRW0.3 trillion.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, March 2021

    April 12, 2021

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW3.5140 trillion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW9.1240 trillion of listed bonds in March 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW805.3 trillion in total, 31.1% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW170.9 trillion, representing 8.1% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Financial Holding Companies Earnings, 2020

    April 6, 2021

    The number of domestic financial holding companies (FHCs) was ten as of year-end 2020. Compared to the same period a year ago, the number of subsidiary units increased from 243 to 264, and that of offices also increased by 705 from 8,620 to 9,325. Accordingly, the number of employees expanded by 13.7% to 175,319 from a year earlier.

     
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  • Savings Banks’ Earnings, 2020

    March 30, 2021

    The aggregate assets of 79 savings banks came to KRW92.0 trillion at the end of December 2020, up KRW14.8 trillion or 19.2% from KRW77.2 trillion a year earlier. In particular, loans increased by KRW12.6 trillion or 19.4% from KRW65.0 trillion to KRW77.6 trillion year on year. Meanwhile, shareholders’ equity expanded KRW1.4 trillion or 15.2% from 9.0 trillion to KRW10.4 trillion. Retained gains grew KRW1.2 trillion, which contributed to the growth in shareholders’ equity.

     
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  • Credit Card Companies' Earnings, 2020

    March 29, 2021

    As of year-end 2020, the number of credit cards issued by credit card companies (CCCs) and banks came to KRW113.73 million, 2.5% greater than the same period a year ago. When it came to check (debit) cards, the cumulative number of issued cards came to 110.07 million in total, 0.8% less than in the previous year.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, February 2021

    March 29, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in February 2021 came in at KRW19.9666 trillion in total, up KRW4.4943 trillion from a month earlier. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond totaled KRW117.0988 trillion in February, up KRW8.9212 trillion from a month ago.

     
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  • Preliminary Earnings of Insurance Companies, 2020

    March 24, 2021

    Insurance companies’ preliminary net income for the year of 2020 came in at KRW6.0806 trillion, up KRW742.8 billion or 13.9% from KRW5.3378 trillion a year earlier.

     
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  • Asset Management Companies' Earnings, 2020

    March 24, 2021

    Assets under management (AUM)—sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management—by 326 asset management companies came in at KRW1,197.8 trillion in total as of year-end 2020, up KRW61.3 trillion or 5.4% from the same period a year earlier.

     
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  • Domestic Banks’ SBLs, 2020

    March 18, 2021

    Preliminary figures on domestic banks’ loans classified as substandard or below (SBLs) for the year of 2020 showed that the ratio stood at 0.64%, down 0.01%p from 0.65% three months earlier and down 0.13%p from 0.77% a year earlier.

     
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  • Capital Ratios of Banks and Bank Holding Companies, 2020

    March 17, 2021

    Domestic banks’ common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio stood at 12.45% as of year-end 2020. The Tier 1 capital ratio was seen at 13.47% as well as total capital ratio was 15.00% at the end of 2020. All the capital ratios have risen from three months earlier and from a year earlier as well. Compared to three months ago, total capital of the domestic banks increased KRW3.4 trillion while risk-weighted assets shrank by 30.9 trillion. Meanwhile, the leverage ratio stood at 6.39% as of end-December 2020.

     
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  • Securities and Futures Trading Companies' Earnings, 2020

    March 15, 2021

    Securities companies reported KRW5.9148 trillion in net income for the year of 2020, up KRW1.0203 trillion or 20.8% from the same period a year earlier. Return on equity (ROE) for 2020 stood at 9.1%, 0.8%p higher than 8.3% in the previous year.

     
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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks' WD Loans, January 2021

    March 10, 2021

    The delinquency rate of domestic banks’ won-denominated (WD) loans—classified as the percentage of loans with principal of interest payment past due by at least one month—as of end-January 2021 stood at 0.31%, up 0.04%p from a month earlier but down 0.10%p from a year earlier. In January 2021, the amount of newly delinquent loans increased KRW0.4 trillion from a month ago while that of resolved loans shrank KRW1.6 trillion. This mainly contributed to the month-on-month increase in the delinquency rate in January 2021.

     
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  • Bank Earnings, 2020

    March 8, 2021

    Domestic banks preliminarily reported net income of KRW12.3 trillion for the year of 2020, down KRW1.6 trillion or 11.5% from KRW13.9 trillion a year earlier. When it came to income, interest and non-interest incomes increased by KRW0.5 trillion and KRW0.8 trillion, respectively, from the previous year while non-operating losses shrank from minus KRW1.1 trillion to minus KRW0.9 trillion. In terms of expense, administrative expenses grew KRW0.5 trillion year on year as well as loan loss expenses expanded KRW3.3 trillion from a year ago.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, February 2021

    March 8, 2021

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW3.2430 trillion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW8.9880 trillion of listed bonds in February 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW797.5 trillion in total, 31.6% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW161.5 trillion, representing 7.7% of total listed bonds.

     
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