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March 16, 2023
NAB, Westpac Sell Stakes in Open Banking Start-up Basiq
Australian Financial Review
March 14, 2023
Noda Chooses ThetaRay AI Solution to Monitor Open Banking Services
February 22, 2023
Episode 192 - The Rising Value of Rich Account Data with George Throckmorton, Nacha
The Payments Network that Moves Data, Not Money
Take a listen to Yvette Bohanan and George Peabody as they speak with George Throckmorton, Senior Director at Nacha and the head of Nacha’s Phixius data network initiative.
Payments networks are remarkable constructions. They bring competitors together around a common set of rules and capabilities that then move millions of transactions a day and untold billions in value. That’s the network effect.
February 21, 2023
Seven Million People in UK Used Open Banking Services in 2022
February 7, 2023
Trustly, Cross River, and PointsBet Partner to Offer Instant Payouts in the US
January 23, 2023
Episode 188 - Fanning the Flames: A Year in Travel - Turkey & Ethiopia
Next up in Glenbrook’s travelogue series, Nikhat Choudhury joins Yvette Bohanan to share her experience making payments on a recent trip to Turkey.
In this double feature episode, Elizabeth McQuerry and Bethany May also provide observations on the local payments scene in Ethiopia, including their use of the e-money wallet Telebirr.
January 18, 2023
2023: A Big Year for Regulation in the US?
January 17, 2023
upSWOT and Mastercard are Partnering on Open Banking Data Analytics to Deliver Embedded Finance and Underwriting Tools
January 9, 2023
Open Banking's Slow March Advances
In June, I wrote about the revived and deliberate process of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in developing rules covering the implementation of open banking in the United States. I promised that the Retail Payments Risk Forum would continue to follow developments in open banking, so in this post, I'm providing a small update. In an October 25 speech at this year's Money20/20 conference, CFPB director Rohit Chopra delivered a detailed roadmap and timeline for the rulemaking process for open banking.
January 6, 2023
Episode 187 - Fanning the Flames: A Year in Travel - Brazil
In 2022, travel started to get back to “normal” and the Glenbrook team had many opportunities to get out and about. No trip would be complete without running a few payments experiments. Over the next 5 Fanning the Flames episodes, we’ll take you with us on our journeys to hear first hand experiences and observations with local payment networks across the globe.
December 27, 2022
Japanese Fintech Leader Smartpay First to Launch the Next Phase of Digital Consumer finance Through Open Banking
“Japan-based fintech Smartpay has launched Smartpay Bank Direct, the country’s first digital consumer finance service that allows customers to pay for online installment purchases straight from their bank accounts. Smartpay Bank Direct emphasizes user security while delivering convenience for the consumer, through a network of 67 partner banks across Japan. Smartpay is Japan’s first digital consumer finance company […]
December 8, 2022
FICO Wins Machine Learning Award for Scams Detection Model
“Global analytics software provider FICO won the Machine Learning in Credit and Collections Award at the 2022 Credit & Collections Technology Awards, held in London in late November. The award was for an advanced scam detection model, which is available to lenders using the Retail Banking model in FICO® Falcon® Fraud Manager, the world’s leading […]
Half of UK Online Retailers Worried About Surviving the Next 12 Months – Could Instant Payments Save the Day?
“British business is bracing itself for a difficult year ahead, new research from Europe’s leading open banking platform, Tink, has revealed. In a recent survey of UK online retailers, half (50%) said they are worried about how their business will survive the next 12 months, with four in ten (41%) afraid of going bankrupt. As […]
December 6, 2022
Finastra Survey Shows Most US Financial Institutions Consider Open Banking Essential, With a New Focus on Shared Data and Infrastructure
“Finastra research reveals that views on Open Banking in the United States have matured over the last year, with 68% of respondents considering it either a ‘must have’ or ‘important’, up from 48% last year. Of those who have integrated Open Banking, 100% now say there has been a significant impact to their organization. The ‘Financial Services: State […]
November 30, 2022
Finastra and Clinc Announce Collaboration to Boost Digital Engagement and Reduce Service Agent Workload
“Finastra today announced that Clinc, the leading conversational AI specialist serving global financial institutions, will deliver its Virtual Banking Assistant technology fully integrated within Finastra’s Fusion Digital Banking platform. The application enables Finastra’s bank and credit union customers, utilizing Fusion Digital Banking as their digital platform, to increase digital engagement and streamline the customer experience. By enabling […]
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