Business / Corporate Jan 30, 2020

SBI Sumishin Net Bank considers going public

SBI Sumishin Net Bank is considering going public and becoming Japan's first listed internet-only bank without any physical branches, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. The bank hopes the stock listing will help bolster its name recognition and boost its earnings, the sources ...

SBI forms alliance with Fukushima Bank

Business / Corporate Nov 11, 2019

SBI forms alliance with Fukushima Bank

Financial services group SBI Holdings Inc. and a regional bank in Fukushima Prefecture on Monday announced a capital tie-up that will expand the Tokyo-based company's networks. SBI will invest ¥1.11 billion ($10 million) in Fukushima Bank and provide expertise on financial products and information technology ...

Business / Financial Markets Dec 16, 2013

Broker SBI upgrades with eye on high-frequency future

SBI Securities Co., Japan's largest online broker, has upgraded its technology in anticipation of faster trading speeds in the world's second-biggest equity market. SBI purchased a high-speed data feed this month from MarketPrizm, said Yoshitaka Kitao, president and chief executive officer of Tokyo-based parent company, ...