The Korea Times
Electronic payments hit record high
The amount of payments made electronically hit a fresh record high last year amid a growing trend of Koreans using the internet and mobile devices to carry out their financial transactions, central bank data showed Tuesday.
The daily average for electronic financial transactions came to 468.8 billion won ($442.8 million) in 2017, up 36.5 percent from a year earlier, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK).
Electronic financial transactions include all internet and mobile-based payments, as well as purchases made with electronic credit and debit cards.
Total payments have been setting new records every year since 2007 when the central bank started collecting data on electronic payments.