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.”
Tink’s latest UK survey shows that nearly 9 in 10 consumers (88%) are prepared to abandon a transaction if faced with friction when making a payment online, highlighting the need to ramp up payments innovation and focus on user experience
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