Collaboration and Alliance Policies for EPAs

The Bank’s policies for collaboration and alliances with Electronic Payment Agencies (*1) are summarized below. In the event that these policies are subsequently updated, we will disclose any changes on the Aozora website.

I. Basic Policy

Aozora has developed its basic policies for collaboration and alliances with various Electronic Payment Agencies from the perspective of enabling open innovation while maintaining careful control and user protections.

II. Open API Policy

Aozora has released an API to facilitate collaboration with Electronic Payment Agencies authorized by customers to retrieve their account information for retail and corporate customers (*2)(*3) as well as an API to direct exchange transactions for fund transfers (*4) for retail customers. The functions provided by these APIs are as follows:

API-based functions(As of October 6, 2020) 
Retail
Customers
APIs for retrieving account information
・Balance inquiry (ordinary deposit)
・Balance inquiry (savings deposit)
・Balance inquiry (time deposit)
・Balance inquiry (foreign currency deposit). Only USD and AUD
・Balance inquiry (Investment trust). Excluding foreign currency-denominated MMFs
・Deposit/withdrawal statement (ordinary deposit)
・Deposit/withdrawal statement (savings deposit)
・Time deposit statement
API to direct exchange transactions for fund transfers
・Transfer between Aozora accounts held by the same account holder
(Transfer from an ordinary deposit account to another ordinary deposit account)
・Transfer between Aozora accounts held by the same account holder
(Transfer from an ordinary deposit account to a savings deposit account)
・Transfer between Aozora accounts held by the same account holder
(Transfer from a savings deposit account to an ordinary deposit account)
Corporate
Customers
APIs for retrieving account information
・Balance inquiry (current deposit)
・Balance inquiry (ordinary deposit)
・Deposit/withdrawal statement (current deposit)
・Deposit/withdrawal statement (ordinary deposit)

The Bank will review the release of APIs to Electronic Payment Agencies authorized by corporate customers to direct exchange transactions for fund transfers upon assessing the needs of our corporate customers and Electronic Payment Agencies.

III. Open API System Information

Aozora will employ the services of NTT DATA Corporation for the design, operation, and maintenance of the Open API system. (retail customers: AnserParaSOL, corporate customers: AnserBizSOL)

IV. Department Contact

The name and e-mail address of the division which is responsible for collaboration and alliances with Electronic Payment Agencies is as follows:

AOZORA BANK, LTD. Digital Transformation Division
e-mail: aozora-api@aozorabank.co.jp

  • (*1) An agency as prescribed by the Amended Banking Act Article 2, paragraph 18. In accordance with a separate, forthcoming “Policy for Association with Electronic Payment Agencies”, this rule is limited to agencies that have a contract with the bank for electronic payment related services.
  • (*2) API: Application Programing Interface
  • (*3) As prescribed by the Amended Banking Act, Article 2, paragraph 17, item 2
  • (*4) As prescribed by the Amended Banking Act, Article 2, paragraph 17, item 1

Please click here to view the Partnership Criteria for Electronic Payment Agencies (“EPAs”) (PDF:201KB)

End

PAGE TOP