Mizuho Bank will open about 100 branches in six major cities over the next three year starting in April to target individual borrowers, group officials said Wednesday.

Most of the new branches of the bank — one of Mizuho Financial Group Inc.’s two major banking arms — will focus on financial products for individuals, including mortgages, deposits in foreign currencies and mutual funds, as the demand for loans by large companies is shrinking, they said.

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