History

Month/Year History

November 1999

Established “E-Sanwa Co., Ltd.” with investment from The Sanwa Bank, Ltd. (currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) Group

December 1999

Changed company name to “E-Wing Securities Co., Ltd.”

April 2000

Launched securities broking service

April 2001

Merged with Japan Online Securities Co., Ltd. and changed company name to “kabu.com Securities Co., Ltd.”

February 2002

Commenced margin trading service

November 2002

Introduced “SLA (Service Level Agreement)” as the first Japanese securities company

April 2003

Commenced Nikkei225 index option trading service

January 2004

Commenced Nikkei 225 index futures trading service

March 2004

Simultaneously obtained “ISMS Conformity Assessment Scheme (Ver2.0)” and “BS7799-2: 2002” certifications as the first Japanese securities company

June 2004

Transitioned to a company with three committees

July 2004

Commenced negotiable margin trading service

October 2004

Commenced “Petit stocks (shares less than one unit)” trading service

March 2005

Listed the Company's stock on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

May 2005

Newly set two comission discount plans for cash-trading stocks: “Shareholder promotional discount” and “Senior discount”

July 2005

Launched “online financial instruments intermediation services” with UFJ Bank Limited (currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.)

September 2005

Introduced special commission discout plan for shreholder

November 2005

Commenced TOPIX Futures trading service

December 2005

Acquired patent rights (patent rights relating to automatic trading (± limit order, W limit order)) as the first Japanese online securities company

January 2006

Merged with Me Net Securities Co., Ltd.

January 2006

Launched “online financial instruments intermediation services” with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (for the clients of former The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd.)

July 2006

Commenced Nikkei225 mini future trading service

August 2006

Obtained “ISO/IEC27001: 2005” certification as the first Japanese securities company

August 2006

Obtained “ISO/IEC20000-1: 2005” certification as the first Japanese financial institution

September 2006

Opened proprietary trading system “kabu.comPTS” nighttime trading market

May 2007

Commenced OTC FX trading service

June 2007

Became subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG)

July 2007

Became a member of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

August 2007

Launched services for clients of bank agency operations with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. as the affiliated bank

December 2007

Became subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

February 2008

Commenced equity lending service

May 2008

Launched “financial instruments intermediation services” with The Senshu Bank, Ltd. (currently The Senshu Ikeda Bank, Ltd.)

June 2008

Commenced mini-TOPIX Futures, TSE REIT Index Futures, and TOPIX Core30 Futures trading services

July 2008

Launched “financial instruments intermediation services” with The Chukyo Bank, Ltd.

September 2008

Launched “financial instruments intermediation services” with AEON Bank, Ltd.

November 2008

Launched “financial instruments intermediation services” with JACCS CO., LTD.

August 2010

Introduced the industry-first commission system that assures transaction processing speed (“One-second Assurance”)

October 2010

Commenced handling of foreign currency-denominated MMF

December 2010

Introduced “kabu STATION™”, an in-house developed sophisticated trading tool

July 2011

Commenced TFX listed FX trading service, “Click365” as the first major online broker

October 2011

Ceased operation of “kabu.comPTS”

November 2011

Commenced TFX listed CFD

December 2011

Commenced foreign currency-denomitaed bond

February 2012

Commenced selling-only negotiable margin trading service with a repayment term of 13 days at the longest

April 2012

Introduced “kabu.comAPI,” a direct ordering service to online trading system, as the first major online broker

May 2012

Commenced OSE listed NY Dow Futures and Nikkei 225 VI Futures trading service as the first online broker

December 2012

Commenced provision of “System Trade FX,” a new OTC FX service for system trades (totally automatic transactions)

December 2012

Launched financial instruments intermediation services with Jibun Bank Corporation, an online bank of the MUFG Group

June 2013

Commenced provision of OTC FX system infrastructure to Jibun Bank Corporation as ASP

January 2014

Commenced handling of NISA (Nippon Individual Savings Account) account transactions

January 2014

Launched financial instruments trading intermediation services with Social Trade, Inc.

November 2014

Commenced full operation of new ordering system infrastructure “RAIDEN”

November 2014

Commenced JPX-Nikkei Index 400 Futures trading service

April 2015

Became subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd.

August 2015

The Company’s stock was designated as a constituent of “JPX-Nikkei Index 400”

December 2015

Commenced distribution of interim dividend

January 2016

Established “kabu.com Fintech-Lab”

March 2016

Concluded software development contracting agreement with Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.

April 2016

Commenced cooperation in the big data sector with Fintech venture firm “Finatext”

May 2016

Commenced provision of “FUND ME™,” a robo-advisory app that utilizes third-party appraisal information as the first major online broker

July 2016

Introduced AI technology on processing of equity lending operations

August 2016

Commenced cooperation in ESOP(Employee Stock Ownership Plan) service with Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.

September 2016

Commenced development of advisory service for individual traders jointly with Fintch venture firm “Finatext” and “NOWCAST”

September 2016

Commenced simultaneous subscription service for the bank deposit account and kabu. com’s securities account on smartphone app of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

September 2016

Introduced the corporate coin “OOIRI” issued on the block-chain in collaboration with MUFG Fintech-Lab and Fintech venture firm “ZELOBILLBANK”