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Request has launched a beta version of its Request API. The blockchain-based payment solution provider is providing access to both create and read electronic invoices stored on the Request Network through an API. Accordingly, developers can access the Request Network without blockchain experience.
Google has designs on making Google Pay a more ubiquitous option for people as they navigate both the web and their neighborhood. With new or enhanced support for loyalty cards, offers, event tickets, and boarding passes, the latest payments APIs help developers get paid in more places.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Printing, and Dashboards. Highlights include a new API from Eagle Eye Networks for managing camera settings to build video surveillance products. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
LandMark White, Australia's largest independent property valuation and property consultancy firm, is reported to have exposed the home loan details of up to 100,000 customers in a recent security breach that the company is blaming on an insecure API.
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.