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UK Open Banking API Performance 2022-2023

The UK continues to be at the forefront of the global Open Banking revolution thanks to the proactive attitude of regulators.  These regulators helped create an Open Banking ecosystem that encourages and facilitates smaller banks and new entries, including fintechs and neobanks, to participate in the Open Banking market alongside the largest banks. As the most advanced Open Banking market in the world, the UK provides an example of best practices in the implementation of API-based Open Banking that other jurisdictions can use as a model. In this follow-up to our 2020-21 and 2021-22 reports, we studied the performance of the Open Banking APIs exposed by the large CMA9 UK banks, traditional High Street banks, credit card providers and building societies, and new entrant banks (neobanks). The endpoints were provided by the banks and measured using the APImetrics active API monitoring service, including our patented quality scoring system, CASC (Cloud API Service Consistency). The data in this report, produced by APImetrics, has been generated from real API calls made using the FAPI-compliant consent process with the support of their third-party provider (TPP) partner tomato pay. All calls were made between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.


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What should European Banks prioritise in their payments modernisation journeys?

Payments modernisation is no longer a luxury for financial institutions. Dramatic shifts in consumer appetite, complete overhauls of financial regulation and a need to prioritise resilience, all propelled forward due to the digitisation of the financial world, mean that banks have little choice but to rethink their systems to operate in this brave new world. European banks have a particularly challenging task ahead of them. Not only has the region paved the way with open banking and API enablement initiatives, but its progress toward real-time and cross-border payments makes modernisation of legacy systems ever more complex. The European Payments Council’s (EPC) SEPA rulebook changes for 2023 present an especially difficult hurdle for banks to manage in the coming 12 months, as banks of all sizes prepare themselves for the migration to the ISO 20022 standard. Payments-as-a-Service (PaaS) and its global adoption has evolved dramatically, and as activity in the PaaS space continues to surge it is important to consider what is driving uptake. A recent survey by Finextra and Volante found that 67% of FIs are looking for new payments modernisation products within the next 12 months. The survey also found that the greatest pain-point listed by 79% of the global banks surveyed, was the challenge of accessing real time payments and real time liquidity. The cost of maintaining and upgrading these systems is also very prohibitive, and 75% of respondents raised the issue of cost of payment-processing as a key driver. These factors are causing a fundamental shift with regard to payment modernisation demand in the marketplace, with the follow-on effect of greater PaaS adoption globally. While these are happening, banks have to worry about handling their existing legacy systems. Legacy infrastructures are inflexible and cannot handle the volumes that banks need to handle in today’s payment environment. McKinsey research shows that the average age of IT applications at universal banks is 14 years, significantly older than the average age of applications at digital banks which is just three years. These factors present the perfect storm for bank modernisation to take off. This Finextra report, produced in association with Volante Technologies, explores the current European banking landscape to consider how banks in the region are approaching their modernisation journeys with respect to industry trends and rule changes. It will also consider how European banks are progressing compared to other regions, and suggest four key factors which will assist them in designing and implementing their payments modernisation journey.


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The Future of Digital Banking in North America 2024

2023 was characterised by increasing amounts of uncertainty and a lack of clarity across the financial world. The collapse of banks, including Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and First Republican Bank, in March 2023, added strain to already unsettled financial markets. While market volatility has remained relatively stable, soaring inflation and climbing interest rates slowed economic growth and this is expected to continue into 2024.  While forecasts regarding the length and severity of a possible recession are speculative, experts are even more divided about stock market predictions for 2024. Optimism is strong in many investors who expect that 2024 is the year rates will stop rising and predict bullish turns that will see markets soar to new heights. Yet with many other factors affecting North American markets, the only certainty we can expect as we look towards 2024 is more uncertainty. This Finextra report on the outlook of North American banking trends, is produced in association with Money20/20 and includes key insights and commentary from industry experts at EY and Mastercard.




ISO 20022 Mandates: A tipping point in financial transformation

In this Predict 2024 episode, Paul Thomalla, NED, UNIFITS, highlights the need for banks to adopt ISO 20022. Anticipating upcoming regulatory shifts in 2024, we discuss resource constraints, including ISO 20022-related challenges like talent scarcity and explore how banks can proactively use automation to ease the transition and alleviate skills shortage pressures.


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Madhvi Mavadiya Head of Content at Finextra

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Günther Vogelpoel CEO at Recharge.com

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Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya Head of Content at Finextra

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