NETSTARS Finalizes Agreement with “Paybooc”, Operated by Korea’s BC Card

December 6, 2023

NETSTARS Finalizes Agreement with “Paybooc”, Operated by Korea’s BC Card
Making Paybooc Available in Japan for the First Time

NETSTARS Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Tsuyoshi Ri; hereinafter, “NETSTARS”), announced on December 6, 2023 (Wed) that it has finalized an agreement to facilitate QR code payments made by visitors from Korea using the service Paybooc, which is provided by Korea’s BC Card Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: 170 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea; CEO: Choi Won-seok; hereinafter, “BC Card”). The service will be available via NETSTARS’ multi-cashless payment solution “StarPay”, and will be the first-ever provision of Paybooc in Japan.*1

*1According to BC Card’s investigations

About Paybooc:
Paybooc is an e-wallet service managed by BC Card Co., Ltd., launched in 2017.
As of 2023, the service has 9 million members, with an average of 4 million monthly active users.
BC Card Co., Ltd. a Korean credit card company, carries out card issuing and the largest-scale credit card processing in Korea.

■ Paybooc Website:

■ About NETSTARS, Co., Ltd.
NETSTARS Co., Ltd. has been developing our gateway business since our establishment in 2009. We were the first agent to introduce the QR code payment service “WeChatPay” to Japan in 2015. Since then, we have developed StarPay, a multi-cashless payment solution that enables stores to introduce and manage various cashless payments simultaneously, focusing on domestic and international QR code payment services. Currently, building on StarPay’s technological capabilities, we are working on the development of multifaceted services including support for store digital transformation (DX). In September 2023, NETSTARS Co., Ltd. was newly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Growth Market.