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Open banking platforms

Open banking and the regulatory environments driving it are forcing financial institutions to become a platform business. However, there are 4 such platforms for financial institutions to consider: Proprietary platforms use open APIs to make data accessible to developers and to offer finalized products to consumers. Joint venture platforms encourage …

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Balancing PSD2 with GDPR

Europe’s Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is reshaping the banking sector. At the same time, the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had a huge impact on how companies must protect data. As financial institutions work to comply with both pieces of legislation, how can they balance …

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Does the Beyond Banking model represent the future of banking?

Beyond Banking is a business model in which consumers receive a package of services through an ecosystem of various providers. It works by taking advantage of open APIs to quickly and easily send data between the information systems of various services using standard data exchange protocols. It has arisen as …

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Data security key for consumer confidence in open banking

Reservations about data security pose the biggest challenge when it comes to increasing consumer confidence in open banking, with 86% of respondents to a recent Forrester Consulting (on behalf of TransUnion) survey concerned about data being sold and 82% concerned about data breaches. As financial institutions begin their push into …

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How to transition into the era of open banking

It cannot be stated enough that open banking is here, and it’s here to stay. Financial institutions must now embrace open banking if they are to remain relevant in the medium and long terms. To do this, they must start thinking consumer-centrically and realize the value that third-party service providers …

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Using open banking to match consumer needs

With open banking beginning to emerge as a new reality across the globe, it is no great surprise that banking consumers are also opening themselves up to participation in open banking ecosystem platforms. Given the thousands of open banking-related processes and applications a financial institution could pursue, what should financial …

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Open banking in the UK: one year out

In January 2018, the United Kingdom (UK) launched open banking to improve the way finances in the UK are managed, borrowed, saved and invested. Now, more than one year on, the UK has set a gold standard for open banking. Despite the fact open banking is still a relatively new …

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Bankers expect open banking to increase profits 10-20%

According to a new study from Accenture, bankers expect that open banking will lead to a growth in revenue of 10-20%. This thought it bolstered by the fact that commercial consumers are, by and large (35-42%) already using or planning to use open banking products in the near future. What …

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3 key areas for a future with open banking

As open banking continues its path toward offering consumers greater financial products and services, it is interesting to consider what things are necessary for open banking to become the new normal. Perhaps there is no other single thing more important for the long-term success and uptake of open banking than …

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Polish realities in a PSD2 Europe

A recent survey of the Polish banking sector concerning the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) of the European Union (EU) was published by KPMG. Specifically, the survey found that Polish banks view their main competition as other banks in the short term; however, the realities of PSD2 shift that perception …

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8 in 10 millennials ready to switch away from banks

FinTech players and challenger banks are at the forefront of capturing the millennial market as 8 in 10 millennials now state that they are ready to switch from using banks to using the personalized financial services offered by the open banking era. In fact, FinTech players and challenger banks now …

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73% of British SMEs don’t understand what open banking is

A survey of 1,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) carried out on behalf of iwoca (a leading British FinTech) found that nearly three quarters (73%) were unable to identify what open banking is, indicating a severe lack of public awareness surrounding open banking and its benefits. iwoca announced that it …

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Time for European banks to embrace open banking business models

Open Banking is making a significant impact upon the banking industry in Europe and encouraging more players to get involved in the financial services industry. In fact, newcomers have increased their share of revenue in the past year and now represent a third of the financial sector’s total growth. This …

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Open banking for the corporate sector

Recently, Accenture surveyed more than 650 businesses as well as 100 global banks to get their take on open banking for the corporate sector. The survey found that 77% of businesses already participate in open banking ecosystem platforms or plan to do so within the year. Similarly, 80% of banks …

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The ultimate winners of open banking

In the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, European regulators found it important that banks have more competition and consumers have greater choice. This has eventually led to the era of open banking, which allows other organizations like tech companies to enter the financial services industry and provide modern, …

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