The FSC published an official opinion on September 16, 2015, stating that the information technology service industry and the financial technology industry are “finance- related businesses”, thus banks and financial holding companies may invest in such businesses with prior approval by the competent authority. In addition, where investments in said industries by banks or financial holding companies reach a controlling stake or have a material impact, 51% or more of the annual business costs or annual business incomes of the invested enterprises should come from finance-related businesses or services.