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SWIFT, a financial messaging services provider that aims to be a leader in global banking standardization, has announced a new API standard for pre-authorization of funds. This new standard, which aims to simplify payment authorization, is the second standard proposed by the company this year.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, eSports, and Science. Today's APIs include an API for a service that determines risk for property owners, and an API for classroom management services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
ABIB, a Baharain bank, announced the first opening banking API marketplace in the Baharain market. The marketplace is an API portal where third party developers can publish their FinTech APIs and integrate with the ABIB ecosystem. The portal is the first step of the company's open banking strategy.
If the number of APIs available in the Financial category of ProgrammableWeb is any indication, the FinTech industry has jumped all the way into the API Economy. There is a variety of subcategories, but the Financial category contains definitive API favorites from our members. Here are the top 13.
InstaReM has announced a new API-based platform that allows companies to deliver branded cards. The B2B platform allows third-party businesses to utilize InstaReM's ecosystem for payments and related issues. InstaReM ensures local compliance across geographies.
TransferMate has offered white label payment services to many customers across the globe. This allowed such customers to leverage TransferMate's global banking footprint to ensure compliance across the world. Now, TransferMate is making this service available through an API.
Screen scraping has bridged the connection gap between banks and fintech for decades, but banks are now starting to deprecate it because of PSD2. bunq has managed to build a growing community around its open API since 2017, and it serves as an example for other European banks striving to innovate.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Blockchain, and Recreation, and Movies. Highlights include the Play.tv API for video game streaming and the Boundless AI API for predicting user behavior. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
IEX Group, Inc. has announced the release of IEX Cloud, a new platform that provides developers with access to curated financial data and various tools that streamline integration. This new offering will operate as an independent company, separate from IEX Group’s flagship stock exchange.
BNP Paribas recently announced the release of a developer portal that helps to streamline the discovery of resources including PSD2 compliant APIs. The service is aimed at Payment Service Providers (PSP) and features extensive documentation as well as an API testing environment.
Dwolla has long used a ledger based organization system to track funds allocated through the Dwolla API. Now, Dwolla is exposing this functionality through a new API feature it calls Labels. Labels allow developers to track and identify fund allocation without duplicating accounts.
Mastercard recently announced the Mastercard Innovation Engine. The engine acts as a marketplace for next generation digital customer experiences. The marketplace allows Mastercard and collaborators to offer API access to customer-focused digital experiences through plug and play solutions.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Religion and Food. Highlights include new APIs from Google Cloud for enterprise catalog administration and from DocuSign for organization administration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
As PSD2 starts to take shape in Europe, ING has published three new open banking APIs in France. The APIs include an Account Information API, Payment Initiation Services API, and Confirmation of Availability of Funds API. This is a starting point, and ING is working on additional APIs soon to come.
Payment options are not limited to cash, checks, or credit cards anymore. ECommerce and mobile tech have transformed the ways people buy goods and services in the past few years. Driving the new options are APIs. Here's a list of top APIs for Payments, according to traffic on ProgrammableWeb.
Severe lapses in security pose a massive risk to those who bank via mobile device. Researchers recently revealed that the mobile apps of 30 financial services firms could be compromised in as little as eight minutes thanks to unprotected source code, sensitive data, and weak API keys.
South Africa now has a bank joining the open banking movement. Nedbank has introduced a beta of its Nedbank API Marketplace that allows Nedbank technical partners to utilize certain bank features and access bank data. The platform currently includes seven APIs that developers can leverage.
Recent tech advancements for stock trading are changing the game for brokerages. APIs that analyze sentiment or predict prices based on historical data can up the ante for stock trading apps. We've sifted through hundreds of API entries in our Stocks category to bring readers these highlights.
Traders have the opportunity to leverage the value of big data with their trading strategies. Most traders are accustomed to looking at price data to generate signals, however non-traditional sources of data can also be used to identify opportunities and eliminate inefficiencies.
Payments NZ, an organization charged with payments governance in New Zealand, has released its first two API standards. The Payment Initiation specification and the Account Information specification were both piloted by major NZ banks and API providers. Version 1 of both are now available.