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Report: Publication of Consumer Priorities for Open Banking

A new report (link a bottom of story) is published today which shows Open Banking could realise £18bn value for people and small businesses in the UK over the course of a year. The report highlights the complex challenges ahead to realise this value and sets out a series of priorities for the industry, regulators and government. Today, the Independent Consumer and Small Business Representatives for the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) have written to the Implementation Trustee of OBIE, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Enterprise, Industry…

Report: Publication of Consumer Priorities for Open Banking

A new report (link a bottom of story) is published today which shows Open Banking could realise £18bn value for people and small businesses in the UK over the course of a year. The report highlights the complex challenges ahead to realise this value and sets out a series of priorities for the industry, regulators and government. Today, the Independent Consumer and Small Business Representatives for the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) have written to the Implementation Trustee of OBIE, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Enterprise, Industry…

Yolt Pay in final Beta stage with Nationwide, Santander and Barclays

Source: Yolt Yolt, the smart thinking money app, today announced it has extended its payment test phase to UK customers who bank with Nationwide, Santander and Barclays. Following the successful launch of ‘Yolt Pay Beta’ just two months ago with six of the major high street banks, the app is…

Senate gives green light for Open Banking in Canada

The government must give consumers the means to share their financial data safely and securely by facilitating Canadian Open Banking.

Open Banking Expo launches European Open Banking conference

Open Banking Expo has launched its first European event in Amsterdam, in collaboration with Token, which will address the opportunities and risks that Open Banking presents as the financial services sector prepares to roll out the PSD2 directive.

Lloyds steps up Open Banking surge

Source: Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Banking Group has launched an app that allows customers to see their current accounts, savings and other features across three of its brands. The new app links Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland accounts in real time. The group said that under the new…

Bottomline partners with Starling to provide real-time payments

Source: Starling/Bottomline Technologies Bottomline Technologies, provider of financial technology for business payments, is launching its Real Time Payments Express Service in partnership with Starling Bank, which allows banks and corporates to send, receive and track payments in real-time to any UK bank account. Bottomline, who was already the payment technology…

Monzo launches across the pond

Source: Monzo British mobile-only bank Monzo has made its way across the pond to the US this week. Valued at more than $1 billion, Monzo has gradually been growing its customer base in the UK and recently hit 2.2 million customers. Unlike traditional banks, Monzo operates solely on iOS and…

FreeAgent locks in the CMA9 with Open Banking first

FreeAgent, the innovative cloud accounting provider, has secured an industry first by successfully connecting its software to the UK’s biggest banks through the new Open Banking framework.

Clear Bank: The bank of the future

A multi-million pound grant, an experienced and well-connected management team and a corporate strategy to be envied. Could ClearBank be the first to break the UK banking oligopoly? Joe McGrath investigates…

Conrad Ford, Founder & CEO, Funding Options

As with so many innovations in the world of finance and technology, Open Banking was going to revolutionise the way consumers and businesses manage their finances and access financial services.

Breakfast Briefing

Open Banking Expo Magazine to host breakfast briefing event

Open Banking Expo Magazine is to host a breakfast briefing event in London in collaboration with Equinix. Solving the Open Banking Maze will address whether the sector is harnessing the opportunities presented by the PSD2 directive. This free-to-attend breakfast briefing is taking place on 3 July 2019 in London and will…

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