Tokyo, Japan, December 16 2016 - Portrait of Mr Shinichi YOKOYAMA, owner of three Seven-Eleven convenience stores, at the Marunouchi Tokyo Building store.
Seven Bank is a bank that has all its ATMs in 7-Eleven convenience stores and is making a lot of money by charging fees for ATM users. This is a contrast to other banks that are struggling to make profits. One way Seven Bank saves money is by having convenience-store managers stock the ATMs with the cash from the cash register. In other words, the money you pay for your rice ball ends up back in the ATM in the same store. Banking industry experts say this is a unique business model.