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Mizuho and SoftBank to offer loans and stock trades via smartphone

Users of tech giant's payment unit PayPay to be focus of financing expansion

Mizuho Financial Group will partner with tech giant SoftBank Group in the latest move in Japan to provide financial services to smartphone users.

TOKYO -- Mizuho Financial Group will partner with SoftBank Group in the latest move in Japan to provide financial services to smartphone users, Nikkei has learned. The two companies, through the tech giant's payment unit PayPay, will offer services including making personal loans using credit scores as well as stock trading.

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