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101 Top South Korean Financial Services Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Financial Services companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Financial Services industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Financial Services Startups

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Toss

Toss

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Toss is a mobile finance platform used to simplify the payment procedure.

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Terra

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Terra is a price-stable cryptocurrency designed for mass adoption.

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Mirae Asset Global Investments

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Mirae Asset Global Investments is a global asset manager providing innovative investment solutions to clients worldwide.

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Dunamu

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Dunamu provides a wide range of innovative services with a focus on fintech and blockchain.

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Kakaobank

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Kakaobank offers digital banking, loans, and financial services.

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Kakao Pay

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Kakao Pay allows over-counter payments, peer-to-peer transactions, bill payment, web banking, and more.

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Bithumb

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Bithumb is a South Korea-based cryptocurrency exchange platform.

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KB Financial Group

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KB Financial Group is a Korea-based holding company engaged in the management of its subsidiaries.

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Klaytn

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Klaytn is an enterprise-grade, service-centric platform that brings user-friendly blockchain experience.

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PeopleFund

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PeopleFund is Korea’s leading digital lender focused on consumer finance.

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Coinone

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Coinone provides blockchain-related financial services including cryptocurrency exchange, asset management and trading matching engines.

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Doomoolmori

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Doomoolmori provides AI wealth management and data analytics solutions to financial institutions, and robo-advisory services to end users.

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DAYLI Financial Group

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A leading Fintech company in Asia providing data tech solutions, digital wealth management, and lead-generation services

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Quotabook

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Quotabook is a company that specializes in equity management.

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Korea Credit Data

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Korea Credit Data provides business management software to small and medium-sized businesses.

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HonestFund

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Fintech, Marketplace Lending, Alternative Investment

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MOIN, Inc.

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MOIN is a Blockchain-based global money transfer service, which is fast, convenient, and reasonably priced, focusing on Asia countries.

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AIZEN Global

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Redesigning Digital Banking with AI Lending Platform ‘CreditConnect’, powered by proprietary AutoML platform ABACUS

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Tera Funding

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Tera Funding is a real estate investment firm in Seoul, South Korea.

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WireBarley

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WireBarley is a fin-tech company that provides a platform for online money transfer.

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TESSA

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Alternative investment platform for the purchase, sale and trade of fractionalized ownership interests in investment-grade blue-chip artwork

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Uberple

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Uberple is building real-time statistical computing engine to democratize investment research.

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Lendit

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#1 online lending marketplace for unsecured personal loans in Korea

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Quantec

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Quantec provides an asset management platform for everyone on a daily possibility.

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AIM (Automated Investment Management)

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AIM is an online platform that allows its users to make trades and investments via smartphone.

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Fin2B

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Fin2B is providing financial solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through their platform centering on the Supply Chain Finance.

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Payvil

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Payvil is an app to use AliPay in Korea.

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Won

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Won provides people to use their credit cards more easily on the mobile.

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QARA Soft

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Fintech start-up that provides online investment advisory and asset management services using deep-learning technology.

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JB Financial Group

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JB Financial Group is one of the retail finance groups in South Korea and offers a variety of financial services to its customers.

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Superbly

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Superbly provides the payment authentication system that utilizes IT Fin Tech including authentication, information security and payment.

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STIC Investment

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STIC Investments is a private equity firm that invests in management buy-outs, acquisitions, restructuring other corporate situations.

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NH Investment & Securities

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NH Investment & Securities engages in wealth management, investment banking, trading, and equity sales businesses.

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NFTBank.ai

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The ultimate hub of NFT finance, portfolio management & analytics

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KT investment Inc.

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KT Investment Inc. is a venture capital arm of KT Corporation. The firm was founded in 2015 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

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IGIS Asset Management

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IGIS Asset management is an independent global real estate investment company.

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GREIT

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GREIT, through its mobile app WEYS, provides the foreign exchange platform in Korea.

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Anchor Equity Partners

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Anchor Equity Partners is a private equity firm specializing in middle market and consolidation investments.

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Fount

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Fount Inc. Is an asset management Robo-Advisor startup founded in 2015.

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N-Cash

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N-Cash is a tech firm that powers micro-transactions and virtual economies.

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Atinum Investment

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Atinum Investment is a principal investment firm.

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Beyond Finance

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Beyond Finance is a decentralized platform for creating and trading synthetic financial products.

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TheVentures

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TheVentures is a company-building company and a venture capital firm that specializes in providing seed-stage funding to tech companies.

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Banksalad

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Banksalad is a fintech company that develops financial applications.

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Shinhan Capital

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Shinhan Capital is a credit-specialized company offering corporate finance services for its clients.

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VegaX Holdings

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VegaX Holdings is the BlackRock of Crypto Assets: One-stop Access to Secure Crypto Strategies & Indexes

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Industrial Bank of Korea

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Industrial Bank of Korea is an industrial bank company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea

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Hana Financial Investment

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Hana Financial Investment Company Limited offers brokerage, securities dealing, underwriting, mutual funds, and online trading services

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TBT

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TBT utilizes its industry knowledge and experience to help companies build services and products that can make the world a better place.

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Samsung Venture Investment

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Samsung Venture Investment is plays the role of driving the discovery and development of new businesses and technologies.

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Ascendo Ventures LLC

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Ascendo Ventures invests in top Korean and global startups with a focus on supporting their growth via cross-border business development

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Finda

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Finda is an online financial comparison platform across various financial products.

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Bitsonic

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Bitsonic is a Korean cryptocurrency focused on profit sharing virtual currency exchange.

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FLYBIT

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FLYBIT is a crypto currency exchange platform.

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WaveBridge

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Wavebridge is a fintech startup that provides a digital asset management platform through various financial services.

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KEB Hana Bank

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KEB Hana Bank provides commercial banking services.

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KSNET

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KSNET operates as a value-added network service provider for credit card and banking transaction processing in South Korea.

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NHN Investment

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NHN Investment is a specialized investment organization providing investments, loans, and management as well as technological guidance to

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KB Kookmin Card

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Korea’s largest credit card company

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Naver Financial Corp.

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Naver Financial Corp. operates as a financial platform.

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Flow Finance

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Flow Finance provides a cryptocurrency financial platform.

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BOMAPP

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Bomapp is a Seoul-based insurtech startup that offers fully digital insurance experience to consumers.

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FinShot

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FinShot provides financial services platform.

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Smallticket

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Digital insurance brokerage platform that provides with the customized policies and services for micro-segmented groups

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bitHolla

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Financial cryptocurrency trading engine

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Hahn & Co

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A South Korean private equity firm

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Korea Investment Management

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Korea Investment Management is an asset management company.

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Woori Bank

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Woori Bank takes the lead in developing Korea’s wealth and economy.

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PayLetter

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PayLetter is a provider of online billing and payment solutions in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Huobi Korea

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Huobi Korea is a digital asset exchange platform.

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Kay Bank

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Kbank is the first digital-only bank in South Korea.

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AtMarket

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AtMarket is an online platform that enables users to compare the prices of financial products such as insurance schemes and loans.

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SK Securities

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SK Securities is a South Korea-based financial service provider that specializes in the securities market.

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VI Asset Management Korea

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VI AMC offers investors-friendly funds with traditional asset, derivatives, real estate, alternative investments, and multi-strategy etc.

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Magna Investment

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Magna Investment is a a Venture Capital / Accelerator / Private Equity Manager.

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December & Company

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December & Company offers customized asset management services to a broad population.

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Presto

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Presto is a data-driven quantitative analysis and automated trading systems provider.

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KONA I CO

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KONA I CO is a leading smart card solution provider headquartered in South Korea.

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KTB Investment & Securities

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KTB Investment & Securities provides financial services for individual clients, institutional clients, and corporate clients.

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Woori Financial Group

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Woori Financial Group is a Seoul-based banking and financial services holdings company.

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings operates as an investment and robotics company.

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UNO Investment

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UNO Investment is an investment management and financial service provider company.

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TONGYANG Systems

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TONGYANG Systems is an IT finance solution company.

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CodeChain

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CodeChain is a blockchain technology company that creates and enables smarter asset management systems.

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Argos KYC

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Argos KYC is a KYC company allows businesses to measures combating identity theft, money laundering, and terrorist financing.

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Suhyup Bank

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Suhyup Bank is a provider of banking and financial services.

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Korea Exchange

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The KRX, which aims to be a ‘World-Class Premier Exchange’, is making concerted efforts to establish an orderly capital market and achieve

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Q Capital Partners

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Q Capital Partners is a Korean company engaged in venture investment business and financial services.

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BPLUS

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BPLUS is an impact investment open platform that connects social projects and individual investors.

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Seoul Guarantee Insurance

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Seoul Guarantee Insurance provides insurance services.

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POSCO CAPITAL

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POSCO Capital offers financial services.

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Bank of Korea

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Bank of Korea is a central bank offering banking and financial services in Korea.

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The Export-Import Bank of Korea

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The Export-Import Bank of Korea is a provider of export credit and guarantee programs to support Korean enterprises conducting overseas.

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Global Asset Management Seoul Korea

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Global Asset Management was founded on the principals of providing excellence in customer service and wealth management.

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Cross Remittance

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Cross is a payments service that introduced South Korea’s first blockchain-powered remittance service

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Emmental

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Emmental is a fintech startup that combines expertise and IT.

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Youbit

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Youbit is a digital currency exchange platform.

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VIP Research & Management

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VIP Research & Management is an investment advisory company.

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Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance

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Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance delivers property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses and individuals.

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Korea Securities Finance

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Korea Securities Finance offers securities-backed loans to financial investment companies and manages investors’ deposits.

Written by Mark Fitz

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