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Shinsei Bank Ltd. is weighing the potential acquisition of non-bank financial firms in the Asia-Pacific region, under financial conglomerate SBI Holdings Inc., as it seeks to tap a more lucrative business with higher interest rates.

“We are getting many proposals (from investment banks), and we would like to examine each of them,” Shinsei Chief Executive Officer Katsuya Kawashima said in an interview. Non-bank finance — providing consumer loans, credit card and other business through its retail units — is “one of the few markets where interest rates remain. There is potential.”

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