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.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data Mining, Surveys, and Financial. Highlights include an API for translating text to speech using realistic voices, and an API for International contact data verification. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.