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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Cryptocurrency and Spreadsheets. Featured today is an API for Insurance brokers to fetch data about policies and customers, and an API for sonar imaging. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
While we typically associate API trading with big brokerages or hedge funds running high-frequency arbitrage strategies, in reality, it's a broader market with many more opportunities for entry than most people think. API trading involves executing trades that are generally placed by an algorithm.
TransferWise, provider of borderless money transfer solutions, has announced the release of an open API. The company believes that exposing their API to more developers will accelerate the rate at which tools are developed that meet the needs of consumers.
BBVA launched a Banking as a Service platform in Europe before regulations all but compelled such platforms. It is ahead of the curve in the US as well. The company has moved the BBVA Open Platform out of beta, and ready for production environments for uses in the US. The platform is API-based.
Just as online trading expanded the options available to traders, a similar industry shift has been playing out over the past few years as algorithmic trading has become more accessible. This article looks at FXCM's platform including its API that helps traders get started with algo trading.
Bloomberg has launched Enterprise Access Point, a website that provides "ready-to-use" datasets which includes regulatory, pricing, and reference. The website also allows clients to use a RESTful API to programmatically retrieve complete and comprehensive data from Bloomberg's publishing platform.
Afinis, a membership-based standards organization, is looking to advance API standardization efforts across the financial services ecosystem through formal governance. This includes a platform for standardized API product discovery, application testing, and developer collaboration.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Financial, Messaging, and Insurance. Highlights include the Bestow API for life insurance quotes and sales, and several APIs for Barclays financial services and banking. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
RapidRatings is opening up API access to its Financial Health Rating solution. The Risk Management API will enable third parties to pull and aggregate data to run risk scenarios with historical and live data at a scale not previously possible. The solution includes a suite of three APIs.
One of Kenya's largest banks, Equity Bank, made a huge advance in the fintech space with the launch of the Jenga Payment Gateway API. The API connects all parties in the financial ecosystem through API integration that enables account management, payment, charges, and much more.
The UK's FCA has required banks to participate in the API economy through its growing Open Banking Initiative. The FCA has made yet another use of APIs by requiring banks to report outages, service availability, helpline information, and complaints via APIs and/or a standard web format.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, PaaS, Finance, and Cryptocurrency. Featured APIs include a customer engagement platform for non-profits API from Jukko and MessageBird APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Food, and Advertising. Highlights include an API for integrating with the WallOfCoins bitcoin marketplace and the Reconess API for facial recognition abilities. Here's a look at what is new.
Hong Kong's government monetary authority recently released an Open API framework. Further, the government entity announced that it will launch an Open API next week. The framework includes a four phased approach that it expects Hong Kong banks to adopt in compliance with a roadmap.
The Lenderlink API system is now freely available to second charge mortgage packagers. Lenderlink aims to be a single platform to connect mortgage packagers to lenders. The Lenderlink API could do away with the disjointed single API per lender integrations that currently exist in the market.
Algorithmic trading continues to gain popularity as alternative data becomes more accessible and new markets are developing. API trading can enhance efficiency and offer more flexibility to traders. This article introduces you to the FXCM API, developed with algorithmic trading in mind.
YNAB, a budgeting app that stands for You Need a Budget, this week announced the launch of an API that will allow third-party developers to build their own apps that incorporate functionality and data from YNAB. To help developers, YNAB has published API documentation and launched a forum.
Bud launched as a single hub, or marketplace where banks can access the many tech services currently available and continuing to be developed in the FinTech space. Bud has taken the next step in its goal with the announcement of Bud Exchange (a developer portal for access to the Bud Network).
While the majority of the APIs within the ProgrammableWeb directory are REST-styled APIs, that isn't the only architectural style in use, not by a long shot. In this article, we look at our directory data to see what underlying technologies are most popular across the various Push/Streaming APIs.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.