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Open banking represents a significant step forward in the way we perform our daily financial tasks. The regulation, which enables you to share your bank data with authorised FinTech third-party providers, led to a stream of digital-age innovation aimed at making customer’s lives easier hit the financial services mainstream. Whether you’re an individual or a business, open banking has got something for you.

Guardians of the Gamblers

In this article, we investigate how FriendlyScore can help betting companies safeguard their customers from gambling-related harm during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Real-Time Paradigm: Leveraging Open Banking’s Hidden Power

Much has been written about the revolutionary potential of open banking: it’s ability to aggregate data and enable users to view all of their accounts in one place; the deep insights provided by bank transaction data which results in better analytics; and the empowerment of customers as a result of giving them complete control over who can access their data. These are all game-changers for sure, but one of it’s more overlooked assets, and one which could be of key importance at this time, is its ability to deliver financial data in real-time.

The Missing Link: How FriendlyScore’s open banking solutions can fill a major gap in the government’s COVID-19 business relief scheme

As the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown enters its second month, and with no clear end in sight, small businesses are bearing an increasingly high financial burden. The government has responded in the form of their £330bn Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), but to date only £2.8bn of this has actually been disbursed. With current estimates predicting that one-fifth of all UK SMEs will close or fail by the end of June, time is of the essence.

Open Banking: A 2020 Vision

Open Banking recently celebrated its second birthday in the UK. Whilst it has received criticism from some quarters for being slow out of the blocks, it has now gathered more than one million active users, and an increasing number of innovative use cases coming from the FinTech sector could make 2020 the year that Open Banking finally cracks the mainstream.