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Opening a Bank Account

Any foreign national desiring to open a bank account in Korea must visit a bank with his/her own alien registration card and seal
If a seal is not available, opening a bank account can be done using his/her signature, however in the case that the bank account is opened in this way, no subsequent transactions over the counter at the bank are permitted for anyone other than the person who opened the account. When opening a bank account, various documents such as identification may be requested.
※ Banking hours are from 09:00 am to 16:00 pm (from 09:30 am to 16:30 pm in the case of the Korea First Bank)

Automated Teller Machine

ATMs can be used for account deposits, withdrawals, and money transfers. Loan and insurance premium payments can also be made at additional special-purpose ATMs.
ATM use requires a magnetic-strip bankbook or IC-chip bank card (debit or·credit).
ATM can be found mostly in branches of banks, subway stations with heavy foot traffic, terminals and shopping centers. Most of the machines are kept in operation from early in the morning until late in the evening, and some of them are kept in operation for 24 hours a day.

Commercial Banks
Kookmin Bank
Industrial Bank of Korea
Nonghyup (National Agricultural Cooperative Federation)
MG Saemaeul Geumgo (Community Credit Cooperative)
Shinhan Bank
KEB Hana Bank
Woori Bank
Post Office Bank
Korea Development Bank
Bank of Korea
Standard Chartered Korea First Bank
Local Banks
Kyungnam Bank
Kwangju Bank
Daegu Bank
Pusan Bank
Jeju Bank
Information on Gwangju Branches of Major Banks
KEB Hana Bank
  • Gwangju Branch

    Address: 245, Geumnam-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-222-4111

  • Gwangsan Branch

    Address: 258, Mujindae-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-943-8000

  • Hanam Industrial Complex Branch

    Address: 137, 3 beon-ro, Hanam Industrial Complex, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-951-3001

Kwangju Bank
  • Geumnam-ro Branch

    Address: 201, Geumnam-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-223-3401

  • Sangmu Branch

    Address: 75, Sangmusimin-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-381-4455

  • Bongseon Branch

    Address: 81, Bongseonjungang-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-671-2161

  • Yongbong Branch

    Address: 12, Seobang-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-264-7671

Post Office (Korean Postal Service)
  • Gwangju Post Office

    Address: 211, Jebong-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-231-0280

  • Seogwangju Post Office

    Address: 109, World Cup 4 gang-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-603-7190

  • Weolsan Post Office

    Address: 2, 76 beon-gil, Guseong-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-363-8006

  • Gwangsan Post Office

    Address: 32, 171 beon-gil, Saam-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-949-2114

  • Unam-dong Post Office

    Address: 30, 54 beon-gil, Seogang-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-525-7128

  • Bukgwangju Post Office

    Address: 15, Taebong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju City / Telephone: +82-62-510-9114