Announcement of Commencement of Support for Providing Terminalless payment Service "stera tap"

March 25, 2024

GMO Financial Gate, Inc.

GMO Financial Gate, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President & Chief Executive Officer: Kentaro Sugiyama, hereinafter referred to as GMO-FG), which develops a face-to-face cashless payment platform in the GMO Internet Group, and Soft Space (Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, CEO: Joel), a Malaysian fintech company that provides payment solutions in Asia. Tay (hereinafter referred to as "Soft Space") has partnered to provide support for the terminalless payment app "stera tap" that acquires PCI MPoC (*1), the latest credit card security standard, from March 2024.

  • (※1)PCI MPoCソリューションとはPCI SSC(国際カードブランドによって設立された、PCI DSSをはじめとするクレジットカードのセキュリティ基準の管理・運用を担う独立機関)が2022年に発表した最新の規格であり、市販端末や外付け端末のセキュリティの基準を定めたもの。

[About "Stera Tap"]

"stera tap" is a solution for SME that allows merchants to handle touch payment without installing a dedicated payment device by simply downloading it to a smartphone or other device equipped with Android OS. A SMBC GMO PAYMENT and contract are required to use it.

【Utilization of Japan's First PCI MPoC Certified Solution Service】

This service is the first in Japan to utilize the technology of Soft Space, the world's first certified PCI MPoC Certified Solution Provider. By adding the payment function to the business terminals used by merchants, we can expect to create new payment scenes. As a result, it will be easier for sole proprietors who have had barriers to the introduction of terminals and mobile sales scenes where it is difficult to carry payment terminals to introduce this service.
In the future, we plan to develop services for use by various merchants such as carriers, order tablets, and mobile sales. GMO-FG and Soft Space will continue to contribute to the revitalization of merchants through advanced cashless services such as this service.(※2)

Stera Tap app (conceptual diagram)

■Roles of each company
Soft Space Inc. Development and provision of payment applications
payment Provision of related systems
GMO Financial Gate, Inc. payment Center Business
App Distribution

About the payment platform "stera"


"stera" is a service for businesses jointly built with Sumitomo Mitsui Card, GMO Payment Gateway Co., Ltd., GMO Financial Gate Co., Ltd., and Visa Worldwide Japan Co., Ltd. It is a payment platform.

【GMO Financial Gate】


GMO-FG has 24 years of Actual experience since its establishment in July 1999 as a payment processing company centered on credit and debit payments at face-to-face storesWe have built trust. As a joint use center that supports IC cards, we are committed to innovating the industry with economic rationality and technological advancement. In addition to CCT terminals (shared-use terminals) such as stationary and mobile devices, we also provide embedded payment services for automatic payment machines for hospitals and golf courses, and will contribute to society as a change leader in cashless payments.

About Soft Space


Founded in 2012, Soft Space is a fintech company based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It serves more than 90 financial institution and partners in more than 30 global markets, offering a wide range of solutions, including contactless payment through mobile devices and white-label e-wallet services. By leveraging these technologies, issue issues and financial institution can promote digital payment and better understand customer demand. Soft Space leverages its expertise and patented technology in mobile contactless payment with the goal of making card payment around the world innovative.

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[GMO Financial Gate, Inc.] (URL:

Corporate Name GMO Financial Gate, Inc. (TSE Growth Market Securities Code: 4051)
Location 1-14-6 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Humax Shibuya Building 6F
Representative President & Chief Executive Officer Kentaro Sugiyama
Business Description payment processing services business for credit, debit, China UnionPay cards, etc.
Capital 1,638 million yen

[GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.] (URL:

Corporate Name GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (TSE Prime Securities Code: 3769)
Location 1-2-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Shibuya Fukurasu
Representative President & Chief Executive Officer Issei Ainoura
Business Description ■ Comprehensive payment related services and finance related services
Capital 13,323 million yen

【GMO Internet Group Inc.】 (URL:

Corporate Name GMO Internet Group, Inc. (TSE Prime Market, securities code: 9449)
Location Cerulean Tower 26-1, Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Representative Representative Director and Group Representative Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description ■ Internet infrastructure business
■ Internet advertising / media business
■ Internet finance business
■ Cryptographic assets business
Capital 5 billion yen
SSL GMO GlobalSign Site Seal