Tags Open Banking
The era of open banking is serving to divide financial institutions into groups based on fundamentally different roles. One of the main defining factors for which group a financial institution belongs to is its relation to an open API: backlinked (financial institutions providing financial services “behind the scenes”), frontlinked (aggregator financial institutions serving as a frontend medium to backlinked financial services) or universal (financial institutions that act as both backlinked and frontlinked). Regardless of type of financial institution, there are 4 key things financial institutions need to keep in mind as open banking continues its inevitable march into the future:
- Open APIs are not a separate product; they are a channel.
- There is a new emphasis on speed of implementation and enhanced functionality.
- Microservices and the blue-green deployment scheme (parallel operation of old and new versions of microservices) provide necessary stability while also maintaining flexibility.
- New functionalities must be balanced in terms of speed vs. cost.