Concluded an agreement with Gardia Money Communications of the ITOCHU Group on risk guarantee and financing for business expansion of “smooth”, a smooth start-up and initial rent payment service
Smooth Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Taku Koizumi; hereinafter “Smooth”), Gardia Inc.
(Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Tetsuya Shimokawa; hereinafter “Gardia”) and Money Communications, Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Shin Tanaka; hereinafter referred to as “MCI”) is working to expand the business of “smooth” operated by Smooth, with Gardia providing guarantees and MCI providing financing functions. We have started.
“smooth” operated by Smooth is a service that realizes installment payments for initial costs such as security deposits, key money, and brokerage fees that are required when signing a rental housing contract. By using “smooth”, applicants (users) can move without preparing a large amount of money, and support the realization of the lifestyle that users want.
Since June 2020, Gardia has supported the business growth of “smooth” by launching a service that guarantees smooth’s users’ credit risk. And in order to meet the needs for smooth financing accompanying that growth, Gardia and MCI have started working together to provide a one-stop guarantee and financing function. In the future, Gardia and MCI will work together to support the expansion of the “smooth” business.
In addition, Gardia and MCI will continue to support the growth of businesses such as startups by horizontally deploying this “guarantee x financing hybrid service”.
Representative: Representative Director Taku Koizumi
Location: 5th floor of Udagawacho Building, 14-13 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Business description: Operation of “smooth”, an installment payment service for the initial cost of a rental contract
Representative: Representative Director Tetsuya Shimokawa
Location: 4-2-45 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo High Hall Building 3F Business description: Retail guarantee service for new business areas such as Fintech
Representative: Makoto Tanaka, Representative Director
Location: 2-11-17 Minami Aoyama, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Business description: Various financial services for businesses and consumers Salary advance payment service Pre-poke operation
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