Net Protections, Inc. (Headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Shin Shibata) has announced business partnership with Tama Shinkin Bank (Headquartered in Tachikawa City, Tokyo; CEO: Toshiro Yagi) for various services including Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service.

Background and Purpose of the Business Partnership

 Tama Shinkin Bank has 79 branches, 33,583 business establishments, and a loan balance of JPY 1,194.5 billion, mainly in Tama region, and provides financial services to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, and real estate. (※1) Tama Shinkin Bank, which has a diverse customer base, and Net Protections, which has multiple BNPL services, have come to sign a business partnership to strengthen each other’s business promotion. Business matching for Tama Shinkin Bank’s customers will start in four services: NP Atobarai, BtoC E-Commerce BNPL service; atone, BtoC BNPL service with membership benefits; NP Atobarai air, BtoC BNPL service for day-to-day services; and NP Kakebarai, BNPL service for BtoB.
Tama Shinkin Bank expects to be able to provide management support for its clients with BNPL services, such as improving operational efficiency and sales growth, while Net Protections expects to increase awareness and promote its services. Both companies will continue seeking further collaborative opportunities under the strong partnership.
※1)As of March 31, 2021. Figures based on actual results.

Overview of Tama Shinkin Bank

【Company Name】
Tama Shinkin Bank
【CEO】
Toshiro Yagi, Chairman of the Board
【Website】
https://www.tamashin.jp/
【Business Outline】
Operation of financial services for corporate clients
Operation of financial services for individuals
【Founded】
December 26, 1933, Established as Tachikawa Credit Union with limited liability
January 10, 2006, Tama Shinkin Bank due to mergers
【 Capital contribution】
JPY 20.7 billion
【Headquarter】
3-4 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo

Overview of Net Protections, Inc.

Net Protections, Inc. is a pioneer company in Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services in Japan and is leading the market with the largest market share (※2). In 2002, Net Protections launched its first service, NP Atobarai, a BNPL that guarantees risk-free transactions for businesses and provides a deferred payment for customers in Japan for the first time. In FY2020, NP Atobarai’s annual transaction volume has hit the growth rate of 116% compared to the previous fiscal year. NP Atobarai is used by numerous enterprises with over 15.8 million unique users in Japan (※3) and has processed more than 280 million transactions to date. In 2011, Net Protections released NP Kakebarai, a BNPL service for BtoB. NP Kakebarai has grown 127% yearly and played a role as the dominant BtoB payment service in Japan. In 2017, Net Protections launched atone, BtoC BNPL service with membership benefits that offers better shopping experience. In 2018, Net Protections released AFTEE, BtoC BNPL service in Taiwan. Net Protections has accumulated transaction data and knowledge since its first service launched, which has enabled it to build a sophisticated credit screening system and solid operation skills. Net Protections always pursues creating a society where everyone can do business safely and easily.

【Company Name】
 Net Protections, Inc.
(Net Protections Holdings, Inc.[Code: 7383, Prime Market of Tokyo Stock Exchange] Group)
【CEO】
 Shin Shibata
【Website】
https://corp.netprotections.com/
【Business Outline】
BtoC e-commerce Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Service, NP Atobarai
BtoB BNPL Service, NP Kakebarai
BtoC BNPL Service, NP Atobarai air for individual day-to-day operations
BtoC BNPL Service with membership benefits, atone
BtoC BNPL Service in Taiwan, AFTEE
Point Reward System, NP Point Club
【Founded】
January, 2000
【Capital】
JPY 100 million
【Headquarter】
SUMITOMO FUDOSAN KOJIMACHI FIRST BUILDING 5F, 4-2-6 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 Japan

※2)Calculated based on the estimated size of BNPL market in Japan of JPY882 billion in FY2020 and the aggregate of GMV of NP Atobarai and atone in FY2020 of JPY360 billion. The estimated size of BNPL market in Japan is provided from Yano Research Institute “Online Payment/Settlement Service Providers 2021”
※3)The number of individual unique users of NP Atobarai based on the matching of duplicative names and phone numbers during FY3/2021 (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021).

Contact

Direct any inquiries from businesses and individuals regarding this release to
Net Protections PR
MAIL : pr@netprotections.co.jp

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