If developers are the new rock stars, APIs are their instruments

Last week we announced that Skandiabanken will be supporting digital currencies by integrating to Coinbase Connect and exposing the account balance held at Coinbase. The real innovation really has little to do with bitcoin and digital currencies, but rather a representation of the way open banking will shape new products development and customer experience.

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Open banking: A playbook for banks and fintechs

The landscape for financial services is changing, and the jury is still out as to how the endgame is going to play out. One of the concepts shaping this future is open banking. After looking into the subject, it is becoming clear that there is no one size fits all open banking strategy. Rather, there are several tactical moves that are being played aout by a variety of both banks and fintechs. No matter which strategic option(s) you choose to follow, open banking will fundamentally change banking the same way internet banking once did.

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Open banking: A key turning point in the digital banking revolution?

The landscape for financial services is changing, and the jury is still out as to how the endgame is going to play out. One of the concepts shaping this future is open banking. For this topic I have chosen to invite Chris Skinner from the Financial Services Club, Brett King of Moven, Matthias Kröner of Fidor and Pascal Bouvier, venture partner at Santander to join the discussion. Tune in to this free webinar on Brighttalk December 7th to hear some of the worlds leading experts on digital banking discuss what they are saying, doing, and planning when it comes to open banking.

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Open banking: Getting the business model right

APIS are at the heart of open banking. If executed correctly propose to increase innovation, foster collaboration, extend customer reach and lower costs compared to existing legacy systems. A key concept in the open banking paradigm is to use open source technologies to enable third-party developers to build financial applications on top of the banks’ exisiting infrastructure. To succeed with an open banking strategy without rendering oneself obsolete, finding the right business model is imperative.

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Open banking: The nature of digital ecosystems

The banking industry is facing many of the same perils as the telco and media industry has been though in the latter years, and the primary challengers are the same ones that have been feasting at the media and telco’s profit margins for more than a decade. These are the four horsemen of the incumbents apocalypse (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon). While they are vastly different in many ways, they all share the traits of a succesful digital ecosystem.

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Open banking: An introduction

The landscape for financial services is changing, and the jury is still out on how the endgame is going to play out. One of the concepts shaping this future is open banking. This development emerge out of the payment area where a perfect storm of shifting customer behavior, regulatory changes, the threat from digital ecosystems such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, and the quest for new business models are driving banks toward the open banking paradigm.

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