The Bank of Fukuoka announced plans to introduce a new service in January 2018 which will enable customers to make instantaneous payments through their smartphones. Downloading the app will let users purchase goods with their phone at participating stores simply by scanning a QR code, or entering a password. The Bank of Fukuoka is planning to cooperate with the Bank of Yokohama, who has been operating a similar system since early July. Source: Yomiuri Shimbun, 7/4/2017
Disclaimer: Fukuoka Now posts summaries of Kyushu area related news for the benefit of those who cannot read Japanese. Contents posted here are mostly summaries of publicly posted news stories from Japanese media organizations. Errors might occur during translation. Those errors are ours, and not the news source’s. Photos and images are sourced separately and are for illustrative purposes only. Please use this form to send feedback and questions.