CYBG chooses The ID Co for first open banking solution launch

Today The ID Co. announced that it has been working with CYBG on integrating its DirectID Open Banking Platform into the Bank’s B mobile banking app. B offers customers an intuitive mobile app, with a range of interactive tools designed to offer customers a single place to manage their financial…

Will niche lenders lose market share from Open Banking innovations?

While Open Banking initiatives are expected to transform the UK mortgage market, a new report suggests that challenger brands may lose market share from the resulting data revolution.   The UK’s largest mortgage lenders will regain the market share that they lost to challenger brands in the coming years, thanks…

Moneybox app announces Open Banking merger with Santander

Moneybox app has become the first third-party player to launch an Open Banking integration with Santander. Santander joins a small but growing number of traditional banks that have opened up its API to third parties. The partnership between Moneybox and Santander will support customers in saving and budgeting their spare…

How Open Banking became a catalyst for mergers

Open Banking has acted as a catalyst for mergers and acquisitions in financial services, with activity in the payments and technology sub-sectors particularly prominent. A June 2018 report by law firm White & Case noted that a new wave of M&A activity was on the horizon, following a period of…

Fortuna Bank chooses Luxhub for Open Banking

Fortuna Bank, one of the oldest independent banks in Luxembourg, has selected Luxhub as its open banking enabler to assist, in the first instance in, PSD2 (Payment Service Directive 2) compliance, it was announced on 30 July 2018. According to a press release, “Luxhub together with Temenos will allow Fortuna Bank…

US Treasury report backs open banking revolution

The US Treasury Department has called for a radical overhaul of financial technology regulation, backing a new national fintech charter, the introduction of sandboxes, and the opening up of access to consumer data. In a 222 page report into non-bank financials, fintech and innovation, the Treasury makes more than 80…

Global insight: 8 in 10 Australians unaware of open banking

Apparently, everyday Australians aren’t sitting around the dinner table discussing open banking. While the new regime is a popular topic in the banking industry, new statistics show that you’d be hard-pressed to find someone not “in the know” who actually knows what open banking is. And if they do know,…

Industry opinion: For once, the creative industries should be following financial services’ lead

Right now in financial services, there is a massive shift taking place. European law and UK Open Banking regulations are forcing banks to allow their customers to use any service they want to manage their current accounts, and the results are, from a marketer’s point of view, fascinating. Sure, some…

Starling Bank announce Money Dashboard link up

Savings-savvy Brits will now have access to a personal finance ‘super-app’ as the UK’s Best Personal Finance App and the Best British Bank join forces. Personal finance management tool Money Dashboard and challenger bank Starling – both winners at the 2018 British Bank Awards – have integrated following a surge…

Prop-tech firm announces partnership with Open Banking provider True Layer

Proptech company Goodlord has struck a partnership with open banking provider TrueLayer, which it says will improve its functionality and service offering to letting agents, landlords and tenants. Goodlord’s proprietary technology streamlines a range of lettings services, including deposits, contracts, compliance, tenant move-in assistance, insurance and referencing. The business says…