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Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Payments, and Shipping. Highlights include an unofficial Google News API and an API for enabling applications to accept Bitcoin payments. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
UTRUST has a bold vision: to be the PayPal of cryptocurrencies. The Swiss startup has a number of APIs in beta, and plans on launching a publicly available crypto payment platform in early 2019. The platform will enable both online and brick and mortar merchants to accept cryptocurrency payments.
Ripple provides blockchain payment technologies for banks, giving them more reliability, cost efficiency, and speed (transaction completion and recognition) that are infamous challenges within the banking industry. Its solutions enable banks to handle inter-bank transactions, liquidity and payments.
Stronghold has released a set of APIs that developers can use to add to apps a variety of payment instruments including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lumens. The APIs also allow apps to leverage Stronghold platform capabilities such as generate quotes, trade cryptocurrencies, and get available venues.
12 more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Location, Infrastructure, and Security. Highlights include the GeoDataSource API which returns data about cities based on geolocation input. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Insurance, and Supply Chain. Featured today is the Aidlab API for interacting with health and fitness biosensors, and Tyntec cloud communication APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Validation, Email, Sustainability and Security. Also new to the directory is the official Clash Royale API and African bank-based Jenga API for payments integration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Computer Services, Inc. a provider of financial technology solutions, introduces CSIbridge, an open application programming interface (API) platform, to give banks the power to build custom technology integrations that help to increase efficiency and enhance competitiveness.
Nineteen APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb in categories including Credit Cards, Messaging, and Gambling. Highlights include an API for issuing physical and virtual Stripe payment cards, and the Alexa Customer Profile API for retrieving Alexa customer contact information.
Square today announced the Square Reader SDK, a toolkit that will let Android and iOS developers design and deploy their own checkout experience for both sellers and buyers. The SDK makes it possible to run a custom UX on Square's hardware, opening up new possibilites for retail.
Stripe announced a new Issuing API and Partner Program. Stripe’s new API provides infrastructure for issuing physical and virtual cards via a single API call. The new partner program aims to provide members with documentation and best practices, along with an avenue for promoting integrations.
Business customers are now able to use the DirectID platform to access the UK’s Open Banking services with live connections to all the most significant UK banks including Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Group (Lloyds, Halifax, Bank of Scotland), Santander, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Nationwide.
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.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Spam, and Cryptocurrency. Also new to the directory are SDKs for MapQuest mapping services. Highlights include the Plino API for spam filtering. Here's a rundown of the latest additions
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.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Blockchain, Email, Games, and Insurance. Featured today is an API for retrieving game data about Clash Royale and an API for Contentjet CMS. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Cryptocurrency, Monitoring, and Mapping. Highlights include APIs for programmatic access to the City of Seattle datasets, and the Apple MapKit JS API and SDK. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.