November 19, 2019
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We have added 21 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Banking, Air Travel, and Voice. Included are several APIs from OCBC bank for calculating loans and other banking needs, and an API for Sage Direct payments. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
The Currency Cloud, cross border payment as a service provider, has enabled developers to integrate international payment processing with an API: XBPConnect. Prior to the Currency Cloud, payment/invoice software required users to leave the platform and engage a third party to process an international invoice. The Currency Cloud allows cross border and multi-currency transactions from a single platform. The API allows developers to integrate the functionality into existing apps and platforms.