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Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Animation, Social, Cryptocurrency, and Astrology. Also new to the directory are APIs for handling Location information and for global Payments operations. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
OFX, a foreign currency exchange company, last week announced that its OFX Developers program has exited beta and is now open to all developers. OFX Developers offers a Payments API that gives developers 24/7 access to the global currency markets at rates more competitive than banks'.
Turn Technologies recently announced an identity verification and mass payments platform through its Turn API. The identity verification platform searches more than 100 billion records across 10,000 databases in less than 10 seconds. Same day, mass payments are connected to 400 million US accounts.
Switch announced the CardSavr API which allows credit card details to flow directly from the card issuer to thousands of ecommerce sites. Once integrated, updated card information can be sent to the selected sites without users needing to reload the information, or card issuers to reissue cards.
CapLinked, a provider of secure virtual data rooms and document sharing for enterprises, has announced TransitNet, "an open and unified blockchain framework for protecting digital assets and permanently recording data access during enterprise transactions", along with a protocol API.
Bank of America, the second largest bank in the U.S., introduced a new API on Tuesday for its corporate treasury customers. Using the API, these customers can access their banking information and perform real-time transactions. The bank believes that it will improve its ability to collaborate.
SparrowOne has opened access to its managed payments services through its new Services API. The API allows for simple, HTTP POST access to SparrowOne's payment gateway. The API is expected to greatly reduce the time and effort needed for partner and client integration solutions.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2017: Payments, Banking, Blockchain and Finance API University
This article is part of a series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Finance, Payments, Blockchain and Banking APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Payment Rails has launched its Global Payout API which provides applications payout capabilities such as international ACH, real-time currency conversion, and global mass payouts. The platform provides access to a network for sending payouts using SWIFT, local banks, and other methods.
Twenty-one APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Banking, Cloud, Mail, and Blockchain. Highlights include several banking APIs from Singabore-based DBS Bank, and the AWS Cost Explorer API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Veem (formerly Align Commerce) has launched its Multi-Rail API which allows applications to send international payments via modern block-chain technologies, treasury, and third-party payment processors. The Veem platform uses multi-rail payment technology including blockchain electronic rail.
Netherlands-based bank ABN AMRO has launched the first version of its developer portal and a set of commercial APIs. Developers can use the APIs to add to applications banking capabilities such as generating payment requests, retrieve real-time balance information, and transfer multiple payments.
On Thursday, Singapore-based DBS Bank, Southeast Asia's biggest bank, announced a banking API developer platform that it says is "the largest by a bank anywhere in the world." The platform consists of over 150 APIs that cover numerous functional categories including accounts and payments.
Those with Capital One banking or credit card accounts, who also use one of Intuit's many services (e.g. TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, etc.) may have an easier time transferring financial data from Capital One to their Intuit service through a new, API-driven partnership recently announced.
Escrow.com has announced a beta version of its Platform API. Through the API, third party apps and services can integrate the escrow services Escrow.com has long been known for. Once integrated, apps and services can hold money in trust until a transaction has fully completed.
Mastercard's new service, Consumer Control, enables consumers to monitor their digital footprint through understanding where their credit card credentials are stored across the internet. Mastercard is providing access to Consumer Control through an API that integrates with online banking services.
Global payments company Mastercard has announced that it will be opening up its internal blockchain API to developers. According to the company, the API, which is focused on B2B transactions, "Mastercard’s blockchain solution provides a new way for consumers, businesses and banks to transact."
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Payments, Application Development and DevOps. Highlights today include the open source Grafeas API for securing the software supply chain. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twenty-four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, WebRTC, Compliance, and Shipping. Also new to the directory are APIs from Sportmonks for real-time data feeds of sporting events and an API for Lemonade home and renters insurance.
NovoPayment has launched its Developer Hub focused on fintech innovation in the Latin America market. While the entire developer site is currently in testing stages, NovoPayment has already included 37 APIs specifically targeting financial and payment services for the Latin America market.