Frequently Asked Questions

The Open Banking API standards are a set of open source non-profit API standards designed to be used by banks and other financial institutions in Nigeria for free.

This has been designed for all deposit money banks, microfinance banks, and other financial institutions

The project is backed by individuals with extensive industry experience and passion to simplify and transform payments in Nigeria

The bank or other API stack provider will implement and deploy the Open Banking APIs behind the bank’s firewalls in line with standard security practices.

Individual account holder data access uses OAuth as authentication medium. Every application or service is required to be tested by the banks against the sandbox before deployment.

The Open Technology Foundation has provided a free API sandbox at

The API standards and sandbox are free to use for everyone – banks, OFIs, developers, etc.

The Open Banking APIs are licensed under open source meaning anyone can read and modify a copy of the code) and it also uses open source technology (databases, frameworks, languages, message queues, operating systems) by default.

The Open Technology Foundation does not make any income. However, its activities are funded by donations by members and interested stakeholders

The Open Banking is are API standards designed for the Nigerian financial industry while the Open Technology Foundation in the non-for-profit institution legal body set up to drive this initiative.

Open Banking Nigeria is a set of Open Banking APIs designed specifically for the Nigerian financial industry. These APIs are to be adopted as a standard for the Nigerian financial industry

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