Corporate History

History

2016
April The Bank commences the Third Medium-Term Management Plan
March ATM Partnerships expand to include AEON Bank ATMs and Station ATM "Patsat"
2015
November Launched "Shinsei Bank Smart Card Loan Plus," a new card loan service
October Awarded first place in the 11th "Nikkei Retail Strength Survey" conducted by the Nikkei
Commenced full scale operations of Nippon Wealth Limited, a Restricted Licence Bank, a new wealth management financial institution for individual customers in Hong Kong
September Concluded an overseas investor inbound investment business alliance agreement with URLinkage Co., Ltd.
July Japan Senior Living Partners Co., Ltd., listed on the real estate investment trust securities market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
Launched "Overseas Prepaid Card GAICA"
Launched a remote sign language translation service at Shinsei Financial Centers
May Acquired real estate nonrecourse loan portfolio from GE Japan Corporation
Japan Senior Living Partners Co., Ltd. established a REIT investment company specializing in healthcare facilities
Shinsei Property Finance entered business alliances with Tokyu Livable and Tokyu Housing Lease Corporation to offer housing loans to overseas investors
April Nippon Wealth Limited, a Restricted Licence Bank acquired a banking business license from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority 
Expanded T Point Program for comprehensive PowerFlex account customers
Added the "TOKYU Group Plan" as part of "PowerSmart Home Mortgage Anshin Pack W" services, increasing the services available to customers
March Arranged project financing for a mega solar project in Himeji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Arranged a syndicated loan for a wood biomass power generation business in Akita-shi, Akita Prefecture
Participated as a strategic investor in "AIGF," an ASEAN region focused private equity fund 
February Shinsei Bank’s Annual Report 2014 awarded an award for Excellence in the "17th Nikkei Annual Report Awards" 
Made an equity investment in the "Kansai Science City ATR-Venture NVCC Investment Partnership"
January Entered a business alliance with RHB Bank Berhad, a commercial bank in Malaysia
Arranged project financing for a mega solar project in Mukawa-cho, Hokkaido
"PowerSmart Home Mortgage Loan Anshin Pack W" awarded the Nikkei Veritas Award in "2014 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards"
2014
December Issued Second Series of Unsecured Corporate Bonds (with Inter-Bond Pari-Passu Clause)
October Arranged project financing for a mega solar plant in Kawasaki-machi, Tagawa-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture
Started home mortgage campaign to support reconstruction efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake
September Arranged project finance for mega solar projects in Hikari-shi, Yamaguchi Prefecture
July Arranged project finance for mega solar projects in Atsuma-cho, Hokkaido
Arranged project finance for mega solar projects in Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi Prefecture
Issued terms for First Series of Unsecured Corporate Bonds (with Inter-Bond Pari Passu Clause)
May Launched NISA Plus, an investment trust application program
April Established Japan Senior Living Partners Co., Ltd, a REIT asset management company aimed at founding a healthcare REIT
Arranged project finance for mega solar projects in seven locations in Japan utilizing trust schemes
Extended new line of credit to wind power plant operation project in Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
Terminated new loan transactions that utilize the long-term prime rate as the base rate
March Entered into business alliance with Military Commercial Joint-Stock Bank, a major private commercial bank in Vietnam
Concluded a business alliance agreement concerning business development support for small- and medium-sized enterprises entering into countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with Forval Corporation
Launched account opening application for smartphones
Entered business partnership agreement on business succession support with Shinkin Central Bank
Participated in business revitalization support project using a debt-equity swap by Japan Finance Corporation
February Reached agreement to conclude the indemnity for losses on interest repayment with GE Japan Corporation
Commenced smartphone banking services through Shinsei PowerDirect
Arranged project finance for mega solar business in Kokonoemachi, Kusu-gun, Oita Prefecture
January Launched "PowerSmart Home Mortgage Anshin Pack W"
2013
December Issued Sixth Series of Unsecured Callable Subordinated Bonds to Retail Investors
November Arranged project finance for mega solar business in Kikugawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture
October Entered ATM partnerships with "VIEW ALTTE" ATM, operated by East Japan Railway Company, and major convenience store chains such as LAWSON and FamilyMart
Invested in Private Finance Initiative Promotion of Japan (public-private infrastructure fund)
September Participated in a syndicated loan to a wood biomass power generation and wood pellet manufacturing business
August Arranged project financing for a mega solar project in Koshimizu, Shari District, Hokkaido Prefecture
Relocated the Osaka Branch in order to enhance business functions
July Initiated a pilot project aimed at discovering and nurturing "Innovators" in collaboration with Nomura Research Institute, Inc.
Formed Shinsei Principal Investments Group
Formed a business alliance with Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. to award T Points to users of Shinsei Bank's financial services
June Changed Shinsei Step Up Program to further improve convenience for the Shinsei Bank Group's unsecured card loan and credit card customers
May Issued unsecured callable subordinated bonds to retail investors in Japan
Arranged project finance for the construction of large-scale solar power plants in Mito city and Shirosato town in Ibaraki prefecture
April Provided non-recourse loan for special purpose company set up by Singapore-based Healthway Medical Development to purchase healthcare facilities in Japan
2012
November Provided non-recourse loan for construction of lodgings for post-earthquake reconstruction workers in Miyagi Prefecture
October Issued Fourth Series of Unsecured Callable Subordinated Bonds
Invested in Fukushima Growth Industry Development Fund
September Balance of PowerSmart Home Mortgages exceeded one trillion yen
July Established venture fund targeting mobile entertainment companies with gumi Inc.
April Added "Shinsei APLUS Gold Card" and "Shinsei APLUS Card" to credit card line-up
March Established VBI Promotion Division in the Institutional Group
2011
October Commenced unsecured personal card loan service under the Lake brand
September Assisted The Daito Bank, Ltd. in arranging its first syndicated loan
March 718 billion yen capital raising through international share offering
January Operations begin at new head office
2010
November Announced business alliance with YES BANK LIMITED in Japan-India cross-border M&A business
June Moved a "Company with Board of Statutory Auditors" board model
2009
June Launched Two Weeks Maturity Deposit
Opened first Shinsei Consulting Spots (8 in FY2009 including Nishinomiya Kitaguchi, Kamakura and Tsudanuma Consulting Spots)
March Concluded tender offer for the shares of common stock of SHINKI Co., Ltd.
January Launched Shinsei Step Up Program
2008
September Acquired GE Consumer Finance Co. Ltd.
February Completed a tender offer bid for the Bank's common shares and a third-party allotment of new common shares of the Bank to the investor group led by J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC and affiliates
January Reached a mutual agreement with Seven Bank, Ltd. to share sales channels and develop products and services together
2007
December Acquired a controlling interest in SHINKI Co., Ltd.
April Achieved two million retail accounts
2006
July Commenced resolution of public funds
2005
May Commenced operations of Shinsei International Limited
March Acquire a controlling interest in Showa Leasing Co., Ltd.
2004
September Acquire a controlling interest in APLUS Co., Ltd.
May Open Shinsei Financial Center-Ginza, Tokyo
April Convert the Bank's long-term credit bank charter to an ordinary bank charter
February Listed Bank's common stock on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
2003
April Operations of Shinsei Investment Management (SIM) Co., Ltd. commenced
2001
May Commencement of operations by Shinsei Securities Co., Ltd.
2000
June Name changed from The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Limited, to Shinsei Bank, Limited
March New bank launched and new Board of Directors and management appointed