Tagged: open finance

Financial Technology Association Comments on Financial Data Control Following House Fintech Task Force Hearing

Earlier this week, the House Financial Services Committee, Fintech Task Force, met to discuss individual data when it comes to financial services. In many ways, data is the fuel for Fintech innovation and thus is a key factor for both financial service providers as well… Read More

Zopa Survey: Over 40% of UK Consumers would use Open Banking to Access Quick Loan Approvals, Improved Rates from Banks

As new lending starts to overtake the repayment boom seen during the COVID-19 crisis, research from digital bank Zopa reveals that more than 40% of UK-based consumers would make use of Open Banking to “apply for credit if it improved their chances of getting an… Read More

SIX Swiss Stock Exchange and InventX to Collaborate on Open Finance Initiatives

SIX and Inventx have announced that they will be cooperating on Open Finance initiatives. As part of a strategic partnership, Inventx and SIX will ensure the seamless interconnection of their complementary ix.OpenFinancePlatform and bLink open-finance hubs “going forward.” Following the cooperation between Swisscom and SIX… Read More

Financial Data Exchange Reveals that 22M Accounts are Using its FDX API for Open Finance Data Sharing

The Financial Data Exchange (FDX) reveals that 22 million consumer accounts are currently using its FDX API for open finance data sharing. Since FDX’s previous report in April of this year, more than 1 million additional consumer accounts per month have transitioned to the FDX… Read More

Open Banking Initiative Canada Teams Up with Open Banking Expo to Enhance Digital Financial Services

Open Banking Initiative Canada (OBIC), which is a non-profit advocacy organization bringing together professionals from finance, technology, and regulation, to promote Open Banking, has teamed up with the Open Banking Expo, an international community of Open Banking and Open Finance execs working on digital transformation… Read More

DeFi Hub OpenSwap Secures Over $1M via Round led by NGC Ventures

OpenSwap has secured more than $1M in a “strategic” funding round for an integrated DeFi Hub, according to an update shared with CI. OpenSwap, an integrated DeFi Hub built as an “interchain, decentralized liquidity booster for traders,” finalized its latest investment and raised $1 million+…. Read More

Many Americans Unfamiliar With Open Banking: Survey

While some form of open banking is on its way to North America, not everyone is familiar with the term, results of a new survey from API management services provider Axway suggest. Open banking is the use of APIs to unlock financial data, enabling third-party… Read More

Open Finance: Yapily Raises $51 Million in Round Led by Sapphire Ventures

Yapily, an open banking infrastructure provider, has raised $51 million in a Series B funding round led by Sapphire Ventures. Existing investors Lakestar, HV Capital, and Latitude participated in the round as well. Yapily says the investment will enable it to expand its operations across… Read More

Blockpass and OpenDeFi to Offer Regulatory Compliance, Security Solutions for DeFi, Real-World Assets

Blockpass and OpenDeFi are pleased to confirm their new partnership. Blockpass and OpenDefi will be working together to offer regulatory compliance, security and various other benefits to the intersection of decentralized finance and real-world assets, referred to as  “Open Finance.” The two organizations will also… Read More

CBI and CRIF to Support Banking, Fintech Firms by Enhancing their Financial Technology Services

CBI, which is a hub for tech innovation and the ongoing digitalization of the financial sector, has teamed up with CRIF, an international firm focused on credit bureau & business information, advanced digital solutions for business development and Open Banking. This partnership between CBI and… Read More

UK’s Open Finance Platform mmob Receives FCA Approval for Payment, Account Info Service Provision

mmob, an Open Finance partnership platform, has announced that it has received authorization or approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Payment and Account Information Service Provision. The approval from the United Kingdom’s regulatory authority validates mmob’s progressive business model and embedded finance… Read More

Global Banks Taking Proactive Tech Approach in 2021: Finastra

Global bank investment strategies are becoming more proactive, data from a Finastra survey suggest. Finastra surveyed 785 professionals from institutions in the US, UK, Singapore, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and the UAE for Financial Services: State of the Nation Survey 2021. In 2021 banks’ top… Read More

Open Banking: Indonesian Fintech Brankas Exceeds 10M Monthly API Calls with Over 80 Network Partners

Indonesia-based Brankas, an Open Banking services provider, recently revealed that it has managed to exceed 10 million monthly API calls with more than 80 network partners. The Brankas platform currently operates in over six different countries and has teamed up with over 30 financial institutions… Read More

Italy based Open Banking Fintech Fabrick Introduces API-enabled Solutions for Supporting Open Finance

Italy-based Fabrick, an Open Banking ecosystem, is introducing various API-powered solutions that aim to harness the power of Open Finance. Fabrick has developed two different solutions that are reportedly based on Mastercard APIs: InControl for Business and Identity Check Mobile (IDCM). They are used to… Read More

Salesforce CRM to Help Revolut Business Clients with Rethinking, Reshaping Management of Customer Interactions

The team at digital bank Revolut notes that being able to work effectively in a digital environment is very important for small businesses. After a year that challenged many SMEs globally to adapt and become more flexible due to the COVID outbreak, everything from customer… Read More

Fintech Industry Sandbox Pilot Launched in Philippines, Supported by UK’s ASEAN Economic Reform Program

The Fintech Alliance.PH and Fintech Philippines Association (FPH) have launched the Philippines Fintech Industry Sandbox pilot which was first unveiled during the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020. The sandbox pilot is supported by the United Kingdom’s ASEAN Economic Reform Program (ASEAN ERP). It has reportedly been… Read More

Middle East Fintech Firms to Operate Under New Guidelines from Abu Dhabi Global Market

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has provided an updated set of regulatory guidelines that are meant to serve as a framework to support the operations of Fintech companies. Many of these startups offer third-party services to clients of… Read More

Canadian Shell Company Valdy to Acquire All Outstanding Securities of INX Limited

According to a release by Valdy (TSXV:VALDY), the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding securities of INX Limited. Upon completion, INX will effectively become a publicly listed company. Valdy is a shell company based in Vancouver, Canada.  Valdy was incorporated… Read More

Bitcoin Dominated Crypto Markets May Provide Better Alternative than Outdated Legacy Financial System: Report

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet service, block explorer, and trading platform notes that Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (the Russian revolutionary who founded the Soviet Union) had said that there are “decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Blockchain.com writes… Read More

Flash Loans Worth $2B Processed via Leading DeFi Platform Aave (AAVE) in 2020, Potential for More Growth but Major Risks Involved

Aave (AAVE), an open-source and non-custodial protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets, handled $2 billion in flash loans in 2020. Aave is basically a borrowing and lending platform that supports flash loans, which are “rapidly executed loans borrowed that are paid back… Read More

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