Over the past three years, the average number of applications to open an account on the Japanese website by foreign residents has exceeded 120 per month. On the other hand, Japanese financial institutions face a number of difficulties, including unique procedures and rules such as seals, services based on branches and documents, and a slow response to Fintech (financial technology).
Sony Bank announces "English online banking", a new service in response to the voices of foreign residents in Japan. Using a specialized account opening app, you can complete a simple procedure, which could be otherwise tedious, on your smartphone. English support is available on the English website and in English chat rooms. Also, if you use Sony Bank WALLET, a bank card with the function of a VISA debit card that supports 11 currencies, allowing the use of foreign currencies which have been saved, stress-free.
We listened to the opinions of foreign residents concerning the features and merits of these services.