Lawson to enter banking sector in 2018

Business / Corporate Oct 5, 2016

Lawson to enter banking sector in 2018

Convenience store chain operator Lawson Inc. plans to enter the banking business in 2018, industry sources said Wednesday. It will prepare for its entry into a new sector by setting up a company next month with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. The investment ratio for ...

Japanese banks raise guard after ¥1.8 billion taken from ATMs

Business Jun 8, 2016

Japanese banks raise guard after ¥1.8 billion taken from ATMs

Japanese banks that lost some ¥1.8 billion ($16.5 million) when fake overseas cards were used at convenience store ATMs are scrambling to combat such fraud. Seven Bank, which operates ATMs in the 7-Eleven convenience store chain, halved its withdrawal limit to ¥50,000 from ¥100,000 for ...

Business / Corporate May 26, 2016

FamilyMart-Uny merger plan approved by shareholders

The planned merger of FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. was approved by their shareholders Thursday, setting the stage for the creation of one of the nation's largest convenience store operators in September. Following the approval at their respective shareholders' meetings held in Tokyo, ...

Japan an alluring target for Standard Bank ATM thieves

Business May 25, 2016

Japan an alluring target for Standard Bank ATM thieves

Criminals who stole millions of dollars from automatic teller machines across Japan in a three-hour spree probably chose the country because banks consider it a low fraud risk, security experts say. The gang used counterfeit Standard Bank credit cards to withdraw ¥1.4 billion in 14,000 ...