Corporate History

1957

Apr

Established as The Nippon Fudosan Bank, Limited (capital: ¥1 billion) in accordance with the Long-Term Credit Bank Law

1964

Jul

Started foreign exchange business as an authorized foreign exchange bank

Sep

Listed stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

1970

Feb

Listed stock on the Osaka Securities Exchange

1977

Oct

Changed name to The Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd.

1994

Feb

Established The Nippon Credit Trust Bank, Ltd. (currently GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd.)

1998

Dec

Started special public management and terminated listing of stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange

1999

Sep

NCB Services Co., Ltd. (currently Aozora Loan Services Co., Ltd.), commenced servicer operations

2000

Sep

Ended special public management

2001

Jan

Changed name to Aozora Bank, Ltd.

2005

Jun

Established a subsidiary, Aozora Asia Pacific Finance Limited, in Hong Kong

Jul

Established New York Representative Office

2006

Apr

Converted from "Long-Term Credit Bank" to an "Ordinary Bank"
Established Aozora Securities Co., Ltd.

Nov

Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

2007

May

Established Shanghai Representative Office

2009

Apr

Established Internet Branch (currently BANK Branch) and commenced Internet banking services

2012

Aug

Announced the Comprehensive Recapitalization Plan

2013

Mar

Launched Aozora Cash Card Plus (Visa debit)
Established Aozora Regional Consulting Co., Ltd.

2014

Feb

Established Aozora Investment Management Co., Ltd.

May

Established Singapore Representative Office

2015

Jan

Established Aozora Real Estate Investment Advisors Co., Ltd.

Jun

Full repayment of public funds

Dec

Established a subsidiary, Aozora Europe Limited, in London

2016

May

Completed conversion to new Kanjo-kei core banking system

2017

May

Moved headquarters
Established ABN Advisors Co., Ltd.

2018

Apr

Established Aozora Corporate Investment Co., Ltd.

Jul

GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd. commenced Internet banking services

Oct

Completed transfer of trust operations from GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd. and started concurrent trust operations

2020

Jun

Purchased an ownership stake in Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank, a commercial bank based in Vietnam (making it an equity method affiliate of Aozora)

Sep

Aozora North America, Inc., the Bank’s New York subsidiary, commenced finance operations