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UK Fintechs Can Establish Stronger Market Presence if they Adopt Better Open Banking Policies, According to Ian Liddell-Grainger

Ian Liddell-Grainger, who’s Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Open Banking and Payments in the UK, notes that Britain’s financial technology industry has been expanding rapidly with emerging Fintechs such as Monzo, Starling, Revolut and TransferWise. Ian points out that these companies are turning… Read More

Taiwan’s Joint Credit Information Center to Provide Database to Fintech Firms so they Can Access Info on Customer Credit Risk Profiles

Taiwan’s Joint Credit Information Center (JCIC) is reportedly planning to provide a database for local Fintech firms so that they can obtain relevant information on consumers’ credit risk profiles. Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) made this announcement after Fintech companies held a meeting in June… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Nordic API Gateway Launches Aiia Platform to Meet PSD2 Opportunities for Secure Payments

Open Banking Fintech firm Nordic API Gateway has launched a platform, called Aiia, that aims to meet the opportunities of PSD2, which is a European regulation for digital payment services. PSD2 aims to make electronic payments more secure in Europe, support innovation and assist banking… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut to Support Open Banking for Customers in Germany

Prominent digital bank Revolut has confirmed that it will support Open Banking for its customers in Germany. According to a release, the new Open Banking features will allow Revolut’s German customers to easily connect their accounts at Comdirect, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, ING-DiBa and Sparkasse with… Read More

Proptech Platform Goodlord Partners with Open Banking Firm Credit Kudos

Goodlord, a Proptech that digitizes property management – and more, has partnered with credit reference agency and Open Banking provider, Credit Kudos, to improve the rental process for agents, landlords and tenants by allowing more accurate assessments of a tenant’s financial situation. According to a… Read More

UK’s FCA Announces Changes Aimed at Limiting “Risk of Disruption” to Open Banking Services after Brexit

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced certain changes that are aimed at limiting the “risk of disruption” to Open Banking services after Brexit. The FCA’s changes are intended to allow UK-headquartered third-party providers (TPPs) to use an alternative to eIDAS certificates to gain… Read More

Yapily Announces Expansion of Operations & Launches in Germany

Yapily, a UK-based open banking infrastructure provider, announced earlier this week it has expanded and launched in Germany as it turns its attention to drive open banking adoption for organizations throughout Europe. As previously reported, Yapily is an enterprise connectivity platform that enables companies to… Read More

Open Banking Firm Salt Edge Partners with SME Lender ThinCats

Former peer to peer lender and now digital SME lender ThinCats has partnered with Salt Edge, an Open Banking solutions provider, to improve the efficiency of its upfront credit assessment and ongoing loan monitoring processes. Salt Edge is a Fintech offering an API platform with… Read More

Perspective: Managing Treasury Operations Safely and Securely from a Remote Environment

The events of 2020 have caused many people to reassess how they manage their businesses. Treasurers were forced into an unprecedented situation where they had to manage cash and international payments from suppliers and customers at a time of significant uncertainty and instability – all… Read More

Will Low Interest Rates Push Consumers to Change Savings Providers?

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted unanimously to maintain the Bank Rate at 0.1% following a meeting yesterday. As the economy continues to be challenged by the COVID-19 health crisis, the MPC also decided to continue its quantitative easing plan. For savers,… Read More

Open Banking Platform Tink Completes Acquisition of Eurobits Technologies

    Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced on Wednesday it has officially completed its acquisition of Eurobits, which is a provider of account aggregation services working with various banks and fintechs. The acquisition was originally announced in… Read More

Nuapay Points to Security Risks and Vulnerabilities Regarding Payment Cards

Nuapay claims it has uncovered apparent vulnerabilities surrounding payment cards, leading to a risk of fraud and “mounting consumer distrust.” The conclusion is being driven by an open banking report recently published where the firm says that more than one in ten (12%) of the UK… Read More

Open Banking: Customers of Australia’s Big Four Banks Now Able to Effectively Share Financial Data with Home Loan Providers

Customers of Australia’s four major banks (which includes the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, and National Australia Bank) are now able to share their home loan and mortgage offset data with accredited or approved recipients. This option… Read More

Chile’s Ministry of Finance to Work on Regulatory Framework for Fintech and Open Banking

Chile’s Ministry of Finance recently revealed that it aims to streamline the development of its regulatory framework for Fintech and Open Banking. Chile’s government will reportedly be working on a legal proposal for standardizing Open Banking. This should help with promoting competition and innovation in… Read More

“Future Relevance” for Traditional Banks Is No Longer based on Digital Payments Alone: Report

The data economy of the Internet has led to most interactions becoming a transaction, according to a report from InnoPay, a consultancy firm specializing in digital transactions. The report notes that “future relevance” for traditional banking institutions is “no longer based on payments alone.” The… Read More

UK’s Open Banking Firm TrueLayer to Expand Business Operations into Australian Markets

TrueLayer, a computer software firm that enables companies to capitalize on new Open Banking initiatives in the UK, will be expanding its operations into Australian markets. TrueLayer has hired Brenton Charnley to lead its expansion into Australia’s Fintech sector. Charnley is the founder of Alpha39… Read More

Open Banking: CFPB Looks for Feedback on Consumer Access to Financial Records

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) requesting information related to consumer access to financial records. In brief, the CFPB is asking interested parties as to how it might most efficiently and effectively develop regulations to implement… Read More

Open Banking Survey from ING Reveals that what Consumers Say and Do with Finances aren’t Necessarily the Same

What consumers might say and what actions they take when it comes to sharing personal financial data (via Open Banking) are two different things, ING Bank notes. Although there are many tools to help improve our financial lives, the findings of an ING global survey… Read More

Update: Open Banking Marketplace Platform Upside Saving Set to Close Seedrs Campaign With More Than £330,000 Raised

Upside Saving, a UK-based open-banking-marketing-platform connects Brands with consumers by offering frictionless cashback, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £330,000 raised. The funding round was launched earlier this month and has attracted over 315 Seedrs investors. As previously… Read More

Open Banking Developments in Singapore May lead to More Transformative Fintech Changes that those Offered by Digital Banking

Open Banking developments in Singapore could lead to more changes in traditional banking processes than those that involve digital banking and related infrastructure upgrades. Singapore’s addressable loan market for digital banks is valued at around S$220 and S$243 billion, according to estimates from the Fintech… Read More

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