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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.
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.
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.
Global payments giant Visa is hosting a three-day hackathon beginning on May 3 that calls on developers to build apps that can help small businesses better prepare for and recover from natural disasters using APIs from the Visa Developer Platform, FEMA and business continuity planners.
On Monday, Visa unveiled a suite of beta APIs, specifications and developer tools for a new payments platform called Visa Next that the company says "opens [the] door to digital-first payment experiences." Using the beta APIs, Visa issuers and processors will be able to add cards to the platform.
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.
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.
CannaTrac, a provider of a cashless payment solution for cannabis dispensaries and retailers, has announced the launch of an API that allows third-parties to integrate with its offering. The company says that the API will make it easier for third parties to add support for its CannaCard.
GuideStar has recently announced significant upgrades to two of its APIs. The company’s Essentials and Premier APIs have received new capabilities that range from filtering nonprofits based on their standing with the US IRS, to demographic data that nonprofits have shared about their boards.
PayJoy, a provider of pay-as-you-go smartphone financing, announced today global availability of its patented Lock API. The API allows PayJoy's lending partners to secure financing with compatible smartphones and allows finance companies to turn the lock on and off programmatically.
TazWorks has made a name for itself as a background screening technology provider. It is bolstering its portfolio with the release of the CreditConnect API. The API allows users to share and monitor credit information. TazWorks has partnered with Experian for the credit reporting features.
Banks and Credit Unions have taken a segmented approach to integrating with third-party apps. Banks vary in their tech resources and infrastructure and apps must choose which banks they are willing to integrate with. Plaid aims to enable every bank and credit union to integrate with a single API.
Smart2Pay is known as a hub for alternative payment solution providers. Its API offers access to main payment processors that aren't typically top of mind for merchants. Now, the company has launched a Mobile SDK that allows app developers to easily accept payment through WeChat and Alipay.
TrueLayer has introduced a PSD2-compliant Payments API. The API enables transfer of funds directly from bank account to bank account. It uses active authentication for the highest possible security, and transferred funds are received instantly. The API is currently in beta testing.
JETCO has opened an API exchange for banks regional to Hong Kong. The exchange provides a single access point to over 200 APIs from 13 banks. The APIs provide access to banking services offered from the participant banks. The API exchange is open for developers across industries.
Spotware has released the second version of its open trading platform API: cTrader Open API. Unlike its private API, which is available to brokers only, cTrader Open API is available for anyone who is interested in building tools for traders. V2.0 opts for Protocol Buffering instead of REST.
Square has announced the release of a software development kit that provides developers with all the tools necessary to accept payments in their applications via Square. The In-App Payments SDK is available for iOS, Android, and Flutter.