Need a bank account in Seoul

  • Hi! I just came to Seoul and need to open a bank account. Does anyone have a good recommendation? I need to do some transfers to the US as well, so it would be good to find a bank that's ok on this side.

    19 May 2007, 05:37 Mia
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  • Banks in South Korea

    This this for a start. This is a list of South Korean banks. Parenthesized number is bank number.


    Central Bank
    Bank of Korea (01)

    Big 4 Banks
    Kookmin Bank (04)
    Shinhan Financial Group
    Shinhan Bank (88)
    Woori Financial Group
    Woori Bank (20)
    Hana Financial Group
    Hana Bank (81)

    Special Banks
    Korea Exchange Bank (05)
    Korea Development Bank (02)
    Kiup Bank, or Industrial Bank of Korea (03)
    Export-Import Bank of Korea (08)

    Local Banks
    Daegu Bank (31)
    Jeonbuk Bank (37)
    Pusan Bank (32)
    Woori Financial Group
    Gwangju Bank (34)
    Kyeongnam Bank (39)
    Shinhan Financial Group
    Jeju Bank (35)

    Other Banking Organization
    Credit Union (48)
    Korea Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives (45, 46, 85)
    Korea Post (71), Postal Financial Service by MIC
    National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of Korea (11, 12), or Nonghyup
    National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives (07), or Suhyup

    Foreign-owned Banks
    ABN AMRO (56)
    Bank of America (60)
    Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (59)
    Citibank (27)
    Deutsche Bank (55)
    Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) (54)
    Mizuho Corporate Bank (58)
    SC First Bank (23)

    Mutual saving bank
    Bank code for mutual savings banks is 50.


    M&A Tree
    Shinhan Financial Group
    Shinhan Bank (new) ← CHB Bank (old)
    Shinhan Bank (old, ~2006)
    Dongwha Bank (~1998)
    Chungbuk Bank (~1999)
    Gangwon Bank (~1999)
    Citibank
    Hanmi Bank (~2004)
    Gyeonggi Bank
    Hana Financial Group
    Seoulbank (~2002)
    Boram Bank (~1996)
    Chungcheong Bank (~1998)
    Woori Financial Group
    Woori Bank ← Hanvit Bank
    Sangup Bank
    Hanil Bank
    Korea Peace Bank (~2001)
    Kookmin Bank
    Housing and Commercial Bank (~2001)
    Dongnam Bank
    Long-term Credit Bank (~1998)

    Michi 20 May 2007, 09:11 - Report
  • I have account bank

    I have more account bank from asia, please let me know if have someone to make transfer about money loundry in asia
    contact me at:

    tony lampard 21 Jan 2009, 07:37 - Report
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