| Microsoft Japan to Release MS Money for Online Access With Banks
June 29, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Microsoft Co., Ltd. of Japan, the Tokyo
-based subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., said it will market the
Japanese version of Microsoft Money, an asset management
application software package for personal users, on July 25, the
same day as the Windows 98 launch in Japan.
|It contains the functions of asset management, online banking
services, links to Excel and other applications.
As concerns online banking services, the company said connections
with 83 banks and financial institutions have been verified.
From their home PCs, customers can balance their accounts and
complete transfers and payments through online banking services
using ANSER-SPC, an application of NTT Data Corp.
Microsoft said that an additional 13 financial institutions are
expected to join, in addition to the 83 banks and credit unions
that have already signed up.
Meanwhile, Nomura Research Institute Ltd. and Nikkei Business
Publications Inc. as partner corporations will provide stock and
financial information through the Internet.
From the end of July, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd. will market a
modified version of Microsoft Money for its customers through DC
Card Trading Co., Ltd., the bank's affiliate.
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. and Meiji Life Insurance Co. plan to
deliver a demo CD-ROM version of Microsoft Money to their customers
for a limited period.
Microsoft said that the suggested retail price will be 11,800 yen
(BizTech Editorial Dept.)