This PHP SDK enables developers to integrate a payment system that allows customers to pay swiftly and securely with credit card, invoice (Norway and Sweden), Vipps (Norway), and Swish (Sweden). The latest version is 1.1.2. Swedbank is an European financial services platform focused on customer satisfaction.
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.
Developers are definitely worth their weight in gold. The Royal Canadian Mint has introduced a digital currency called MintChip and has thrown open a Developer Challenge. The challenge wants developers to create digital payment solutions using the MintChip API and the best applications stand to win gold. Yes, you read that right, actual physical gold.
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.