Singapore's OCBC continued growing its banking API portfolio with the the GIRO API and sandbox versions for four transactional APIs (Account Balance, Account Transaction, Merchant Card Payments, and Pay Anyone). The bank has partnered with the Singapore government for its first implementation.
HSBC Hong Kong has announced a new API that aims to support more advanced payment collection options. Using the new API developers will gain access to instant electronic Direct Debit Authorisation (eDDA) and real-time payment transfer functionality.
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.