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THE INVESTOR
October 23, 2019
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Finance

Hana Financial sees record net profit

  • PUBLISHED :February 01, 2019 - 11:17
  • UPDATED :February 01, 2019 - 14:30
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[THE INVESTOR] Hana Financial Group announced on Feb.1 that it has recorded a record high net profit in 2018 on the back of solid interest income.

Net profit of the major Korean banking group stood at 2.24 trillion won (US$2.02 billion) on a consolidated basis, up 10 percent from a year earlier. It marks the largest amount since its establishment in 2005.

Hana Financial’s interest income and earnings from commission fees surged 10.5 percent on-year to 744.3 billion won last year, which also was a record high. The net interest margin, a key barometer of profitability, stood at 1.85 percent. 

Flagship KEB Hana Bank posted a net profit of 2.09 trillion won last year, down 0.5 percent on year, it said. 



The country’s third-most-profitable financial group after KB Financial and Shinhan Financial is expected to see higher results this year.

“This year, Hana Financial’s net interest margin is estimated to grow 1 basis point and loans by 3.7 percent to 4 percent. Net profit is forecast to grow 8 percent to 2.42 trillion won,” said Kim Soohyun, an analyst with Shinhan Investment.

Shares of Hana Financial rose more than 4 percent in morning trade following the news.

By Park Ga-young (gypark@heraldcorp.com)

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