Not much changes in banking in the UK. Sure, there are occasional new ideas – ATMs; apps; contactless payments – but decade after decade the fundamentals remain the same. Over 80 per cent of us bank with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Santander or Royal Bank of Scotland. We find our bank as a teenager and stick with it for life. Now that could be about to change, thanks to a new directive called Open Banking, which comes into force on 13 January 2018.
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For two years, the UK finance industry has speculated and plotted about the arrival of Open Banking. Now, at long last, the wait is almost over. The joint UK and EU directive, which forces the nine biggest UK banks to give customers control over their data, comes into force on 13 January, 2018, bringing the prospect of disruptive change to the stagnant banking market. Possibilities include everything from big banks going bust to the invasion of the Banks of Amazon and Google.
@BenChu_ 10/ There’s a group doing brilliant work on this: @opencontracting. They suggest a standard for machine-readable open data which, if it was used properly, would mean we’d KNOW what we were spending public money on
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Selecting a term
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