A logo of the Seven Bank Japan

Seven Bank is subsidiary of the Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd, known for owning the network of convenience stores called 7-Eleven. These stores usually have ATMs that accept a wide variety of cards, including foreign-issued ones and provide a wide range of services. However, owning a Seven Bank card can help you get more benefits compared to foreign cards. As well as SMBC, this bank offers services in English and support in some other languages to its customers.

What kind of services can I get from SMBC?

Seven Bank offers bank accounts with different sets of benefits as explained in the outline. The core services are:

  • Opening accounts linked to a cash card with debit services that works in JCB member stores in Japan and overseas.
  • WEB passbook for your account.
  • Online banking.
  • Transfers.
  • Overseas remittances.
  • Time deposits.
  • Loan services.

Who can apply for Seven Bank card?

Seven Bank cards are quite easy to get since the only requirements if to be 16 years of age or older, with the full line of services available for individuals that are 20 years of age or older. The rules of the bank state that one must reside in Japan for 6 months or longer before applying for the card, but we do recommend contacting the bank to clarify the situation for your particular case.

Need more information ?

For more information fill in the form or call us and we connect you to our client servicing team directly.

How to apply for Seven Bank card?

Foreigners can apply for a Seven Bank card via email or personally at the branch. Unfortunately, online registration is not yet available for foreign customers. However, there are no fees for opening an account.

By email

You can register your email address here and get a registration link into your inbox. The link is active for 24 hours. If you do not manage to follow the link and apply for an account within 24 hours, you will have to start the procedure again.

At the branch

You can get assistance for your banking at the branches of the Seven Bank. You can find the closest one here.