June 7, 2018
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While some folks tend to think about APIs are being little bits of arcane code that only developers care about it, the truth of the matter is that billions, possibly even trillions, of dollars are at stake in what will soon be a series of API wars. In no place is this more important than in mobile banking, where companies ranging from Google, the PayPal unit of eBay and lesser known entities such as MineralTree are all vying to usurp the role of traditional financial institutions.
BBVA and Sutor Bank have opened APIs to third parties on the heels of Capital One doing the same last week. They join a growing list of banks that are exploring open API platforms but, does this signal a trend? There are roadblocks to open platforms, namely the banks themselves.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Printing, Banking and Security. Highlights today include several APIs from Mambu for banking services and an API from InfoTrie that tracks sentiment about stocks and news trends. Here's a look at the new additions