Exhibit in the lobby of Tokai Bank's head office,
in commemoration of the opening of its London branch
Tokai Bank's New York office (1965)
Tokai Bank's contributions included the inauguration of checking accounts in a relatively unsophisticated market in 1960 and starting the country's first online money-order system in 1965. Tokai opened its first overseas branch, in London, in 1963, and in 1965 upgraded its New York office to a branch. Many more overseas offices were opened during a major international expansion in effort in the 1970s. In the 1980s, expansion focused on North America, with several offices opening throughout the United States and subsidiaries established in California, New York, and Canada.