Tag Archives: Open Banking APIs

  • TrueLaayer joins Open Banking Nigeria

    TrueLayer joins Open Banking Nigeria

    TrueLayer, the leading provider of financial APIs, has joined Open Banking Nigeria, the industry-formed advocacy group driving the adoption of open banking in Nigeria, to develop the open Application Programming Interfaces (API) standards for the Nigerian financial industry. This partnership, which would be with active participation of other industry members, is in recognition of the …

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  • Open Banking and competition in Nigeria’s banking ecosystem

    by  Adedeji Olowe and Oge Okonkwo Introduction The concept of Open Banking is emerging globally as the potential future of the banking industry. Open banking refers to how financial institutions and third-party providers (FinTechs, InsurTechs, Lifestyle service providers, Retail companies, Telcos, Energy companies etc.) leverage open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to share data in a …

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  • Open Banking is a panacea to integration risks

    by Ayowole Popoola and Igboa Abumere Executive Summary The need to build a connected world has become very imperative. Almost every industry has been upturned by the advent of technology and the internet. From the logistics to the automotive sector, the integration of various devices and services to create an interactive world has made users …

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  • Open APIs: An inclusive model for advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria (An Open Banking Nigeria perspective)

    Introduction Financial inclusion has become more than a catchphrase within the financial services space in recent times, primarily due to discussions on the subject from several stakeholders, including development organisations, governments, banks, etc. Investopedia defines financial inclusion as “efforts to make financial products and services accessible and affordable to all individuals and businesses, regardless of …

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  • eTranzact, Accounteer to Advocate Open Banking for Improved Services

    To drive the adoption of an industry-wide, non-partisan standard for stakeholders in Nigeria’s financial services ecosystem towards the provision of improved, customer-focused and tailored services, eTranzact International Plc, Nigeria’s premier payment processor and Accounteer, the frontline cloud accounting solutions provider have individually announced their partnerships with Open Banking Nigeria, the foremost advocate of Open Banking …

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  • Redefining Customer-Centricity

    By Khadijah Abu and Yvonne-Faith Elaigwu Introduction Traditionally, most financial products and services were designed without consulting customers or truly understanding their peculiar needs. Product designs and features were rather focused on what technology can do – highlighting new features and innovation which may not address the core of customer needs. Hence, the idea of …

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  • The Paypers releases the Open Banking Report 2019

    The Paypers has launched Open Banking Report 2019, which strives to offer the freshest and most robust insights into the global Open Banking landscape. The 2019 report clarifies the role of key key-players in a post-September 14th world and assesses how the landscape has shifted within Europe and beyond, highlighting trends that should shape the …

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  • Is Nigeria Ready for an API-Led Banking? – An Open Banking Nigeria perspective

    Nigerian banks have become leaders within the digital finance space in Africa within the last 10 years. While many reference M-Pesa as an example of mobile money innovation in Africa that Nigeria is yet to completely pull off, it can be stated that Nigerian banks currently offer more than what M-Pesa or other mobile money schemes …

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  • Interswitch, Paga adopt Open Banking, to champion advocacy in Nigeria

    Interswitch, Africa’s largest integrated digital payments and financial technology firm, and pioneer mobile payments firm, Paga have joined other forward-thinking stakeholders in Nigeria’s financial services industry to adopt Open Banking and champion its advocacy in Nigeria with the aim of driving innovation and choice for customers, businesses, financial technology firms, banks and other players in …

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  • EY, Open Banking Nigeria Partner for Financial Services Innovation

    Ernst & Young (EY), a global professional services firm, has finalised arrangements with Open Banking Nigeria to develop and advocate for a standard Application Programming Interface (API) for the country’s financial services industry. The partnership will, in addition, transform the management of financial data and extend services to individuals and businesses across Nigeria. EY, in …

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