Open banking has become a strategic priority and an IT security paradox for many financial institutions. The castles have to open their gates and lower their drawbridges, while, at the same time, finding new ways to defend against unwanted guests. In this context, many see IT security as a challenge and an inevitable evil – but nothing could be further from the truth. When done right, securing APIs can actually be the key factor to improving user experience in an ecosystem.
As the dust starts to settle on the implementation projects related to PSD2 in the European Economic Area, it's time to reflect on what is happening with the move to open banking and ask, what has it given us so far - and is it really just about payments?
Open Banking, Open Banking Platforms, Open API's, ecosystem, Open Banking Provider
What factors are driving innovation in open banking? Can the platform economy really work for the banking industry?
Open Banking, Open Banking Platforms, PSD2, Open API's, Open Banking Provider
The arrival of PSD2 in the EU means banks need Open Banking Platforms to compete. Some banks chose to develop their own software in house, while others took the faster and easier route of using off the shelf platforms created by innovative FinTech firms.