Even though banks have had a digital presence since the dawn of the internet, online banking solutions still resemble an electronic representation of the paper-based bank statement that used to arrive in the mail once every month. If you are convinced that you could do a much better job than the banks in reinventing online banking, you should look no further.
Instead of leaving it to the banks to compete to provide the least worst online user experience through incremental improvements why should not the end user be able to define their own preferred digital user experience?
This week we are pleased to announce that we are finally launching Sbankens developer portal where customers of Sbanken will be able to build their own digital banking services through selected open APIs.
The best solutions will compete for a cash prize as well as the opportunity to be featured as part of Sbanken beta. Contest details will be announced this week, and for those who wish the hackathon experience, the APIs will be made available as apart of Startup weekend Oslo fintech edition the first weekend of March.
For those who are new to API development, I recommend signing up and completing some of the courses at Codecademy to walk you through some of the API development essentials.
If you’re already a customer, sign up at https://utvikler.sbanken.no and you will get notified as soon as you are granted access. If you’re not already a customer, customer onboarding only takes a couple of minutes as long as you have an existing BankID.