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January 12 2018
Takashi Tsukioka Does factoring require a lending licence?

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In Japan, money lending operations are subject to certain licensing requirements. That said, it is generally understood that a registration under the Money Lending Business Act is not required to purchase existing receivables. Thus, it may be easier for non-Japanese financial institutions to acquire receivables as opposed to making loans using funds from their own accounts. However, a recent Osaka District Court judgment suggests that this may not always be the case.

Author: Takashi Tsukioka
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