According to mobile app analytics firm App Annie, the number of finance app downloads showed an increase of 100% across the world between 2015 and last year.
The firm said that the rate of increase was higher in Asia than in the United States and Europe and the rate of increase in the number of mobile finance app downloads exceeded those of the other non-game apps in most Asian countries. In South Korea, in particular, the number of finance app downloads amounted to 690% of the number of non-finance app downloads. The percentage was 530% in Japan, 400% in Australia, 310% in China and 250% in Southeast Asia during the same period.
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