Samsung Securities said on March 26 that the opening of both branches (face-to-face) and non-face (untact) accounts has increased recently.
Sixty-eight percent of new face-to-face customers and 61 percent of non-face customers traded Samsung Electronics shares at least once.
An official of Samsung Securities explained, "The number of accounts opened so far this year at branches has increased by 11,000, half the number of accounts opened through all branches last year."
The increase in the opening of non-face accounts is even steeper. In the past month, the number of new customers has increased by more than 100,000.
Non-face customers tend to open accounts relatively evenly in all age groups, including those in their 20s and 30s as well as those in their 40s and 50s, the official said.
Samsung Securities also explained that although non-face accounts are generally opened through events, the actual transaction rate was not high.
However, about half of non-face accounts opened in the past month were found to have led to actual transactions, it said.