FISPAN News and Updates

28 November 2017

FinTech

The Problem With APIs by Val Novikov

​I recently read a great article in Payments Source that reminded me of some of the problems we were trying to solve when we first architected FI.SPAN. FI.SPAN is meant to answer some of the issues that banks face when dealing with API development and FinTech collaborations. Specifically, the security, monitoring, implementation and standardization issues around these APIs are hard for banks to tackle on their own. We have taken these issues and created a platform that is secure, scalable, and optimized for banks’ needs. Our goals of making APIs reliable, reducing implementation costs and saving time have made FI.SPAN into the product it is today.
The article brings up a few interesting issues:

 
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Author: FISPAN Admin
21 November 2017

FinTech

Banks aren’t following CFPB data-sharing guidance, fintechs say

CEO, Lisa Shields, shares specific insights and explains that FI.SPAN sees both sides of the picture when it comes to Banks and FinTechs. Her interview with American Banker illustrates quite clearly that FI.SPAN is in a great position to leverage the common good for both parties. Read the article to see what else she has to say.

Author: FISPAN Admin
21 November 2017

FinTech

Banks Should Take Advantage of API Opportunities Before They’re Gone, FI.SPAN Says

Exclusively about FI.SPAN, Bank Innovation‘s article shares the thoughts of CEO, Lisa Shields, on the topic of how the bank-fintech relationship is evolving, and where FI.SPAN is positioned to help. Read the full article Read More.

“The startup works to integrate banks with third-party tools and services that will help build an ecosystem of open banking, albeit one that will allow “banks to hold on to their privacy, even in the era of fintech,”
– Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO 

Author: FISPAN Admin
8 November 2017

FinTech

TRENDING: Moving Into The Fast Lane, Riding Atop The Blockchain

Today, companies large and small are investing resources into using blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, in what some may later view as the golden age of blockchain development. Interestingly, many of these investments are made with the aim of moving B2B operations for companies, from auto manufacturers to financial firms, into the fast lane.

The November edition of the PYMNTS B2B API Tracker, a FI.SPAN collaboration, looks at the latest developments in blockchain and distributed ledger technology, along with other news and headlines from around the B2B API space.

​“ When it comes to transferring bank payments from one bank to another, we’re able to turn a three-day settlement time into a five-minute settlement time.”
​- BRIAN BEHLENDORF, executive director of Hyperledger

Author: FISPAN Admin
30 October 2017

FinTech

PaymentsSource Interview with FI.SPAN’s CEO, Lisa Shields

Exciting news to start off the week! PaymentsSource published an interview with FI.SPAN’s CEO, Lisa Shields, and describes her as a veteran of the FinTech industry and an expert on cooperation between financial institutions and FinTech companies. You can read the full article Read More.

“My personal mindset was a corporate would be unlikely to engage with a non-bank third party unless they had gone to the mat with that company, but no bank would have anything near to what that corporate would need.” – Lisa Shields, CEO 

Author: FISPAN Admin
18 October 2017

FinTech

FI.SPAN Joins Ranks as CIX Top 20 Companies

FI.SPAN has been selected as a CIX Top 20 Company joining the hottest and most innovative emerging tech companies in Canada. Out of hundreds of applicants, FI.SPAN was chosen based on criteria such as business model, quality of product, service offering, market opportunity and depth of management. We are incredibly proud to be found among the names of these top companies. For more information about the CIX Top 20 Awards, visit their website Read More.

Author: FISPAN Admin
11 October 2017

FinTech

FI.SPAN Comes Out of Montreal FinTech Forum On Top

Chosen among many, FI.SPAN was selected to participate in the start-up pitch contest at the Canada FinTech Forum, a unique annual gathering organized by Finance Montréal. Identifying and developing business opportunities for the global financial services and information technology industries, the Forum also seeks to discover new talents, raise interest towards new IT trends applied to finance and promote Canada’s financial technology expertise. For more information about FI.SPAN’s involvement in the Forum, click Read More.

Author: FISPAN Admin
11 October 2017

FinTech

An API-Based Cure For The Post-Purchase Blues?

PYMNTS comes out with another great B2B API Tracker this month. Read why banks, investors, and businesses are putting resources and funds into API solutions to strengthen B2B investments Read More.

“Retailers and credit cards companies want [consumers] to claim the difference, they want [them] to re-engage with their brands.”
– Oded Vakrat, Co-Founder & CEO of Earny

Author: FISPAN Admin
27 September 2017

FinTech

FI.SPAN at FinovateFall 2017 in NYC

In September 2017, FI.SPAN participated in the internationally known conference, FinovateFall, in New York City. CEO, Lisa Shields and Head of Strategy and Partnerships, Clayton Weir, presented FI.SPAN’s cloud-based bank API services management platform. Click below to view the presentation. ​

Author: FISPAN Admin
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Banks Should Take Advantage of API Opportunities Before They’re Gone, FI.SPAN Says
TRENDING: Moving Into The Fast Lane, Riding Atop The Blockchain
PaymentsSource Interview with FI.SPAN’s CEO, Lisa Shields
FI.SPAN Joins Ranks as CIX Top 20 Companies
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An API-Based Cure For The Post-Purchase Blues?
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