Konnichiwa, Japan!

Kimono, sushi, origami, sumo… and technology. These are the hallmarks of Japan – a country of fine traditions and rich cultural heritage, and at the same time a global leader in the production of electronics and world-renowned cars. Japan is also a country where banks are constantly looking for new sources of innovation. One of them is Pocket Branch, an open banking platform with m-commerce – the Superwallet.

Despite being a technological leader in many fields, Japan still observes the bulk of transactions conducted in cash on its domestic market (Parkiet daily). The aim of Japanese banks and the government administration is to find solutions to popularize and increase the number of cashless transactions. With this in mind, the Polish Embassy in Japan invited top Polish fintechs – selected by representatives of the Japanese banking, insurance and technology sectors – to demonstrate their achievements in Tokyo. Those companies, all representing the Polish fintech potential, had been previously chosen from among 50 candidates by the Japanese participants of the event.

The greatest applause greeted the Finanteq application.

“We were glad to see such an enthusiastic and rapturous reception from the Japanese audience. Superwallet ideally addresses the current needs of the local market.” – Andrzej Sierpiński, Managing Director at Finanteq.

Finanteq, together with the synthetic description of its solution – Superwallet – has been also featured in The Nikkei, Japan’s biggest – and a world’s major – financial newspaper.  The Nikkei is a magazine with over 140 years of tradition, and the owner of such titles as the Financial Times (Wikipedia).


Katarzyna Kowalska