Useful Articles For Your Time in Japan

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Protecting MobalPay Users

MobalPay and PayPay: A Supercharged Duo for Expat Life in Japan

In the tech-savvy world of Japan, payment apps like PayPay, LinePay, and R Pay aren't just about making payments

Protecting MobalPay Users

Protecting MobalPay Users: Beware of Kaku Seikyu (Fake Invoice) Scams!

It's important to stay alert and informed about the risks of ‘Kaku Seikyu’ (fake invoice) scams.

Cash Top-Ups

NEW: Convenience Store Cash Top-Ups!

We've got some news that's going to make your MobalPay experience MUCH simpler.

MobalPay Gives to Charity

Easy Cash Top-Up for Your MobalPay Account

Let's explore how you can easily fund your MobalPay account with cash...

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3 Ways Paying in Japan is Better With a Real Japanese Phone Number

When living in Japan, payment can be difficult. Language barriers, reliance on cash, and complex banking systems make it challenging...

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MobalPay Now Works with Spotify, and Much More!

We’re always on the lookout for ways to make MobalPay even better, and we’re really pleased to announce that we’ve done it again!...

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How MobalPay Gives to Charity

If you’ve got a new MobalPay Mastercard, you may well have noticed something that you don’t often see on a payment card...

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Can I Use MobalPay with Mobile Suica?

If you’re an iPhone user, it’s super easy to get a Mobile Suica card, and top it up using your MobalPay balance...

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Using MobalPay Without a Japanese Bank Account

One of the biggest reasons that MobalPay is a great option if you’re new to Japan is that you can get a real prepaid Japanese Mastercard without having to have a Japanese bank account...

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We Asked an AI Chatbot Why It’s So Difficult for Expats to Get a Payment Card in Japan.

It can be hard to understand why it’s so difficult for new expats in Japan to get themselves a payment card that they can use like they’re accustomed to using one back home...

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MobalPay Now Works with AU Pay, Rakuten Pay & d-Barai

Since we launched, it’s been one of the most frequently answered questions from new users – does MobalPay work with PayPay?

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MobalPay – Your Questions Answered!

Since the launch of MobalPay a few weeks ago, it’s been great to see so many of you using your new MobalPay cards all over Japan...