The future is access to all data

Much like Tink, the trustee for the UK’s Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) has big visions for the future of data-driven banking. He says it’s only a matter of time until the full scope of customer data is available for fintechs to use to build innovative new products.

“Everyone agrees with the fundamental principles – that data belongs to the consumer and not to the organisation,” Imran Gulamhuseinwala told us at the Money20/20 conference in June.

“Then I think we’re going to start looking very much at other products – mortgages, savings accounts,” he says. “Then other products outside of banking – insurance and so on. And if the UK is anything to go by, we’re already having discussions about water, energy, telco, broadband, utilities – the whole gamut.”