Overview

KOREA SMART CARD CO.,

Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd(KSCC) was established in 2003 for a special purpose by the Seoul Metropolitan Government(SMG). The metropolitan was suffering from air pollution caused by high usage of personal car. To increase public transportation ridership and to prevent more loss of social cost, it was essential to improve public transportation services. At the end of the competition, LG CNS was selected as winner on the public bidding announced by SMG and then, established KSCC only for this special purpose. This explains why SMG and LG CNS are our 1st and 2nd shareholders respectively. KSCC provides reliable and sophisticated smart card technology for unified fare collection system with nation-wide interoperability. It covers the integrated mass transportation network in Seoul, 15 other cities in Korea and several other cities abroad. Nowadays KSCC is highly recognized as its brand name ‘Tmoney’.KSCC is a prepaid card issuer, owner of AFC infra and a settlement operator. KSCC has expanded its business operations from public transport payment system to e-money system for retails industries. KSCC is taking a multi-lateral approach with AFC Consulting, AFC Acquiring, and AFC Product Sales so that the services we provide can cater individually to every business partner's distinct needs. Currently KSCC’s daily transaction number is over 50 million, that is, more than 600 transactions per second is that are being processed on KSCC’s infra. Thus, total cost KSCC manages every day is about 19 million dollars USD. KSCC’s unique features are a result of unified public transport networks in Seoul Metropolitan Area and Nationwide Interoperability. Also, KSCC is leading EACOPS(East Asia Common Payment Scheme) project it’s goal of multi-national interoperability.

  • 100 Million Tmoney pre-paid cards have already been issued
  • 28 Million affiliated smartcards have been used within the Tmoney system
  • Currently managing around 9,000 rail/subway gates, over 10,000 buses, 10 ferries, and more than 170,000 taxis
  • Currently collecting public transportation fares through more than 10 rail/subway operators, 205 bus operators, and 1 ferry operator in behalf of and settlement of collected fares to over 4 rail/subway operators, 205 bus operators, and 1 ferry operator
  • Daily settlement for over 50 Million transactions in the public transport market, totaling a fare amount of 19 Million dollars USD
  • Over 80,000 merchant sites with Tmoney payment infrastructure
LG Group 31.85% Hardware Provider 10.18% Seoul Metropolitan Government 35% Other Solution Providers 7.24% Credit Cards Companies 15.73% LG Group 31.85% Hardware Provider 10.18% Seoul Metropolitan Government 35% Other Solution Providers 7.24% Credit Cards Companies 15.73% LG Group 31.85% Hardware Provider 10.18% Seoul Metropolitan Government 35% Other Solution Providers 7.24% Credit Cards Companies 15.73%
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