FISPAN News and Updates

22 January 2018

FinTech

How third parties are packaging fintechs into best-of-breed solutions post-PSD2

FI.SPAN CEO, Lisa Shields, sits down with bobsguide to talk about how she groups FinTechs into services and the ease with which banks can access them through APIs. Think Android app store but for banks. Read the entire interview Read More. ​

” How do I see PSD2 evolving? […] The reason I think it’s a good development for society is because it is forcing a discourse around what open banking looks like. In my view, it’s a necessary step to the ultimate end state that is beneficial for banks, customers and fintechs.”
​- Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO

Author: FISPAN
10 January 2018

FinTech

TRENDING: APIs Bring FIs Back In The B2B Game

Examining the latest news in the space from blockchain’s applications for B2B payment transactions and data tracking to new developments in the quest to improve cross-border transactions, PYMNTS releases the first B2B API Tracker of the year! Read the full tracker Read More.

“I think ultimately all banks will be API-driven in the fullness of time ”
​- Laurence Cooke, Founder and CEO of NANOPAY

Author: FISPAN
8 January 2018

FinTech

Hello Open Banking, Goodbye Data Vaults?

FI.SPAN CEO, Lisa Shields, shares some very interesting thoughts on safeguarding customer information in an article posted in Bank News. Read the full piece  Read More.

“In a world where banks are forced to open the data vault, some fear that sharing customer financial data may open the door to a surge in cybercrime. The role banks play in financial data security and data exchange will soon be changing, and many banks are preparing for what an open banking environment will bring.”
– Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO

Author: FISPAN
22 December 2017

FinTech

As PSD2 nears, fintechs ramp up their outreach

PaymentsSource mentions FI.SPAN in “As PSD2 nears, fintechs ramp up their outreach” article, with an interesting take on new payment and data sharing rules to come in 2018.

“Banks and fintechs will join forces to create more customer-centric offerings. So you’ll have a bundling of traditional banking services with other services from startups that create a range of products.”
– Tuomas Nenonen, manager of product and business development for Nets 

Author: FISPAN
13 December 2017

FinTech

TRENDING: IBM On The New Rules Of The ‘API Economy’

The December edition of the PYMNTS.com B2B API Tracker, a FI.SPAN collaboration, highlights the latest developments that are changing the pace of payments, including delivery across borders and notable collaborations between traditional banks and FinTechs.

” [The API economy is] an ecosystem of entities, and the connective tissue is APIs.”
– Tom Eck, CTO of industry platforms at IBM 

Author: FISPAN
7 December 2017

FinTech

FI.SPAN Partners with Beanworks to Build a World-Class B2B Payments Hub

FI.SPAN is very excited to share the news of our first customer, Beanworks, in this press release! We are looking forward to working closely with the team.

“Beanworks believes in our vision of sharing modern business services within the corporate customer’s primary business applications,” said Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO and Founder. “We’re thrilled to match the quality of Beanworks’ accounts payable automation user experience with experience with a very modern portfolio of payment services.”

 

Author: FISPAN
29 November 2017

FinTech

FI.SPAN Enables Banks to Maximize the Opportunity of Open Banking

FI.SPAN’s message from FinovateFall in New York City this past September is still resonating across the country. CEO, Lisa Shields, took part in a Q&A with David Penn from Finovate to get a deeper understanding of the company. Read the full article Read More.

” The solution helps banks open up a new business banking channel via accounting and ERP apps which, “embed(s) your brand and your products into your client’s daily workflow.””
​- Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO  

Author: FISPAN
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
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
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TRENDING: APIs Bring FIs Back In The B2B Game
Hello Open Banking, Goodbye Data Vaults?
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As PSD2 nears, fintechs ramp up their outreach
TRENDING: IBM On The New Rules Of The ‘API Economy’
FI.SPAN Partners with Beanworks to Build a World-Class B2B Payments Hub
FI.SPAN Enables Banks to Maximize the Opportunity of Open Banking
The Problem With APIs by Val Novikov
Banks aren’t following CFPB data-sharing guidance, fintechs say
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