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Paying for free

Dec 04,2018
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, bottom row second from right, Minister of SMEs and Startups Hong Jong-haak, bottom row second from left, and heads of franchises pose for a picture at a signing ceremony for Zero Pay at the Korea Press Center in Jung District, central Seoul, on Monday. Zero Pay is a government-run payment method that allows businesses to apply for zero processing fees. Over 60,000 franchisees, including Paris Baguette, Ediya Coffee and GS Retail stores, have signed up to use the service when it launches later this month. [YONHAP]