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Corporate History
  • 1982
  • May
  • Established as Nichii Credit Services Co., Ltd.
  • 1986
  • June
  • Began offering own credit card as part of the MYCAL Group.
  • 1993
  • October
  • Began issuing the MYCAL MasterCard as part of a tie-up with MasterCard International Japan Inc.
  • 1994
  • March
  • Changed the company name to MYCAL CARD INC.
  • 1996
  • September
  • Registered stock with the Japan Securities Dealers Association for over-the-counter trading.
  • 1998
  • July
  • Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.
  • 2000
  • February
  • Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.
  • 2001
  • April
  • Sanyo Shinpan Finance Co., Ltd. became our parent company through a takeover bid.
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  • December
  • Changed the company name to POCKET CARD CO., LTD.
  • 2002
  • May
  • Relocated the headquarter to Mita, Minatoku, Tokyo.
  • 2003
  • May
  • Formed capital and operational alliance with the ITOCHU Group.
  • 2004
  • February
  • Formed capital and operational alliance with Famima Credit Corporation.
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  • April
  • Relocated the headquarter to Shiba, Minatoku, Tokyo.
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  • August
  • Began issuing Visa credit cards as part of a tie-up with Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Limited
  • 2005
  • April
  • Formed alliance with JCB Co., Ltd.
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  • May
  • Adopted a shareholders' benefits system.
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  • October
  • Began issuing the P-one Card.
  • 2007
  • November
  • Began processing operations in collaboration with Famima Credit Corporation.
  • 2010
  • May
  • Delisted on the first section of the Osaka Securities exchange.
  • 2011
  • February
  • A negotiated transaction between Itochu Finance Corporation and Itochu Corporation resulted in the latter becoming one of our major shareholders.
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  • March
  • Made Famima Credit Corporation our wholly owned subsidiary.
    Issued our common shares to Itochu Corporation, FamilyMart Co., Ltd. and Itochu Enex Co., Ltd. through an issuance of new shares by means of a third party allocation.
    A negotiated transaction between Promise Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation resulted in the latter becoming the largest shareholder of our company.
  • 2012
  • September
  • The company merged with Famima Credit Corporation.