8000 Bank Jobs Lost To Rise In Mobile Banking

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8,000 Bank Jobs Lost to Rise in Mobile Banking
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8,000 Bank Jobs Lost to Rise in Mobile Banking

Banks and other financial institutions are seeing a steep decline in the number of counter customers thanks to the surge in online and mobile transactions.

According to the Industry Skills Council on Wednesday, 395,775 people worked at financial institutions as of the end of last year, down 8,033 from late 2012.

Bank workers accounted for the biggest portion at 131,981, followed by staff in agricultural cooperatives, insurance companies and brokerages.

The number of financial institutions stood at 2,938, increasing by 12 since the end of 2012. But branches dwindled by 1,875 over the period as business went online.

These 7 Idols Had Part-Time Jobs Before Their Debut That You Never Knew About
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These 7 Idols Had Part-Time Jobs Before Their Debut That You Never Knew About

Prior to becoming household names, 7 of Koreas top idols worked part-time jobs just like many other teenagers.

Many teenagers and college students will work part-time jobs to help alleviate the costs of school, tuition, food, and even rent, and idols were no exception. These are the jobs that 7 of Koreas top idol group members worked prior to becoming stars.

Im Siwan is known as the idol representative when talking about perfect sons. Since elementary school, he was the class president and always received top grades. Prior to debuting with ZE:A, he majored in mechanical engineering at Busan University. He also worked as a private tutor, helping students with English, mathematics, and physics.

Popular girl group member 'J' revealed to have lost 200 million KRW in a scam
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Popular girl group member 'J' revealed to have lost 200 million KRW in a scam

Girl group member 'J' has been revealed to be the victim of a fraud case.

According to The Fact, 'J', a main singer in a currently popular girl group, invested 200 million KRW (approximately 175,000 USD) in a concert investment company by a 'Kim'. However, 'Kim' disappeared without a trace on the April 6, leaving 8 victims with a total loss of 1.7 billion KRW (approximately 1.5 million USD). The police estimate a total loss of 12 billion KRW (10.5 million USD) when accounting for cases that have not been reported yet.

Watch Live: Gong Minzy, SF9, LABOUM, And More Perform On Music Bank
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Watch Live: Gong Minzy, SF9, LABOUM, And More Perform On Music Bank

The April 21 episode of KBS2s Music Bank features performances from BA BA, EXID, PRISTIN, SF9, WA$$UP, Gong Minzy, DIA, DreamCatcher, LABOUM, Lip Bubble, Berry Good, Bonus Baby, Brave Girls, Yesung, Oh My Girl, Lee Sun Jeong Band, Lee Hae Ri, Jungigo, Jung Eun Ji, and Teen Top.

Watch performances live below!

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Watch 'Music Bank' Live! | allkpop.com

'Music Bank' is airing live through KBS World TV's official YouTube channel. As usual, 'Music Bank' features the latest songs and performances by your favorite idols!

Watch the live stream above, and discuss. If you miss the performance you were waiting for, make sure to catch up with allkpop's wrap-up later tonight.

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