The Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise and key player in the secondary mortgage market, is currently beta testing an API platform that it says will “level the playing field” for lenders in the multi-trillion dollar market for mortgages.
Yodlee is extending its platform with an SDK and a new marketplace called the FinApp Store. Recently out of beta, the service enables the creation of apps that exist within the Yodlee interface, to be distributed within its partner services.
Data Explorers tracks financial data (i.e. securities lending, short selling, fund activity, etc.) and captures over 85% of global transactions each day. The Data Explorers API (DX-Open) allows “developers to integrate [the Data Exporers’] database directly into your current workflow.” DX-Open levels the playing field from a transaction standpoint. Now home-based, day-traders have access to the same robust data that was formerly limited to global financial institutions and seasoned practitioners.