Settlement and Funds Transfers

Support for regulatory licenses, business development and other facets of payment services, such as cashless settlement, electronic money, point-based systems and payment acceptance, as well as funds transfer services, including overseas and person-to-person remittances

Market Developments

Ongoing legal reforms in the area of cashless settlements have given rise to increasingly diverse and complex payment and funds transfer methods, including electronic money (prepaid card and fund transfer services), deferred payment, debit cards, prepaid wages, “payroll cards” and other new services. These reforms have opened the way for many new market participants in addition to traditional financial institutions.

Our Services

We offer a broad range of regulatory and transactional support in this field, including preparation of regulatory applications and notifications, negotiation with regulatory agencies, establishment of internal corporate frameworks, preparation and review of contract-related documentation and compliance with new regulations. We provide assistance with the full range of tasks that must be completed before the launch of the business.

We also advise on the regulatory aspect of mergers and acquisitions in this field.

We have significant experience supporting entry into and expansion within the Japanese market by global financial service providers, offering real-time practical and strategic advice.

Settlement and Funds Transfers:People

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Settlement and Funds Transfers:Newsletters

Fintech Newsletter - Publication of Cabinet Order and Cabinet Office Ordinance on the Revision of the Payment Services Act 2020

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Settlement and Funds Transfers:News

Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2020
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2019

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Settlement and Funds Transfers:Publications

Magazine Panel Discussion
"Round-Table Talk: Issues and Outlook for Legislation on Payment and Financial Service Intermediary Businesses (Part 2) Prepaid Payment Instruments and Payment Collection Services"
Magazine Panel Discussion
"Round-Table Talk: Issues and Outlook for Legislation on Payment and Financial Service Intermediary Businesses (Part 1) Funds Transfer Services"
Article
"The Financial Technology Law Review Third Edition - Japan Chapter"
Book
"Future Report on Digital Finance 2020"
Magazine Article
"Practical Changes and New Issues for Fintech due to Law Revisions (Part 6; Final) - Funds Transfer Services and Payment Collection Services, and Regulations on Exchange Transactions and Prohibition of Receipt of Deposits"

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