By The Yomiuri Shimbun
Line Securities aims to win over beginner investors, such as young workers, by making the service available until 9 p.m. on weekdays.
Payments in the service can be made through the Line Pay online payment service, in addition to via bank accounts.
The service is currently available only on smartphones running on Google LLC’s Android operating system.
“We want even beginners to accumulate experience and knowledge in investing,” Line Securities Co-Chief Executive Officer Yoshikazu Yonenaga said at a press conference.
Line Financial has a 51 percent stake in Line Securities, while Nomura owns 49 percent.