APRIL 27, 2020 16:01 JST UPDATED ON APRIL 27, 2020 16:24 JST
Sumitomo Mitsui, Japan’s second largest bank, and SBI, the nation’s top online broker, are expected to sign a deal this week intended to keep them ahead of a raft of nonfinancial companies using digital tech to enter their sector.
TOKYO — Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and SBI Holdings are set to enter into a comprehensive partnership, Nikkei has learned, in a move aimed at taking a lead in financial technology.
Through the deal, Sumitomo Mitsui, the nation’s second largest bank, will acquire a stake in the mobile only brokerage unit of SBI, the nation’s top online broker. SMFG will also put money into a 100 billion-yen ($930 million) fund SBI will set up to invest in financial technology companies.
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