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.”
We’re partnering with German payments provider Novalnet to take real-time, open banking powered payments across Europe, starting with Germany and the UK, enabling merchants to receive transactions almost instantly.
What is considered a payment account under PSD2 and what isn’t? Seems like a simple question, right? But, as with most topics in the finance industry, the answer is almost always ‘well, it depends…
In our new report ‘open banking in a post-pandemic world’ 41% of Europe’s financial executives believe the digital shift caused by Covid is permanent – with over two thirds saying the pandemic has increased their focus on open banking.