FISPAN News and Updates

11 September 2017

FinTech

FI.SPAN: APIs That Pack A B2B Punch

FI.SPAN is rebranding APIs for banks. Our CEO, Lisa Shields, sits down with PYMNTS.com to discuss the rebranding of APIs and their impact in the financial technology industry. To read the full article, Read More. ​

” First, Shields and FI.SPAN believe that, for business customers, accounting applications are the banking channel of the future.” 

Author: FISPAN Admin
17 August 2017

FinTech

Open Banking, Open APIs, Wide Open Opportunities?

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Clayton Weir sits down with PYMNTS.com Karen Webster to discuss open banking and APIs. Read more about their interview Read More.

” Choosing who can consume [what data] and what you expose via API and under what conditions are important decisions, and those decisions will probably remain within the banks’ purview for the foreseeable future.”

Author: FISPAN Admin
14 August 2017

FinTech

An API-Enabled Banking Renaissance

Our Founder and CEO Lisa Shields shares an article about APIs as enablers to banking renaissance. Read her excellent points and opinion Read More

“We believe that the emergence of a vibrant marketplace of specialized FinTech providers, leveraged via APIs, means there has never been a better time to be a mid-sized bank(er).” – Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO

Author: FISPAN Admin
9 August 2017

FinTech

How APIs Are Fostering Collaboration Between FinTechs And Banks

A FI.SPAN collaboration with PYMNTS.com brings you the August issue of the B2B API Tracker with a featured story from Jason Carone, Silicon Valley Bank’s director of ACH product management. Read how he discusses bridging the divide between FinTechs and banks with the “lingua franca” – or common language – of APIs Read More

“FinTechs are pushing banks to go further. They’re essentially stepping in and doing business that has traditionally only been done by a bank.”
​- Jason Carone 

Author: FISPAN Admin
12 July 2017

FinTech

Canadian fintechs join the global fight against pesky, costly patent trolls

Two Canadian fintech companies have teamed up with some of America’s biggest tech giants to fend off patent trolls. Read More.

“It prevents you from operating your business. When you’re a startup, you’re cash constrained. You should be protecting your IP that you generate and make sure it’s not in (legal) violation.”

Author: FISPAN Admin
12 July 2017

FinTech

Why Canadian Startups Need IP Protection Strategies—And How to Get One for Cheap

Our very own Lisa Shields talks about IP Protection Strategies and how to get one for cheap! Read More.

“When I conceived my second startup, FI.SPAN—an API banking platform that connects financial institutions with independent FinTech service providers—in August 2016, I knew from the beginning that I wanted to invest in our IP strategy.”

Author: FISPAN Admin
7 July 2017

FinTech

Can APIs Save Traditional Banks?

FI.SPAN’s CCO David Koch talks about how his past prepared him to combat problems in his current position and how banks are going to have to change in the future if they want to stay afloat. Read More.

“A lot of my previous experiences had prepared me for exactly the opportunity that FI.SPAN is going after. FI.SPAN is the grease in reducing the friction of APIs. On the back end, FI.SPAN is helping take whatever generation of technology exists on the current systems and translates that into an API going outbound.”

Author: FISPAN Admin
15 May 2017

FinTech

Banks And FinTech Startups: At Odds No More?

Clayton Weir, Co-Founder and Head of Strategy talks collaboration between banks and FinTech startups with PYMNTS.com.

“It’s a win-win for everyone,” Weir noted. “If you swap a payor-directed payment system to one that is much more dynamic, you (as an FI) have the chance to process these things … much more efficiently. This allows both the customer and the bank to benefit.”

Author: FISPAN Admin
12 April 2017

FinTech

NEW REPORT: As Business Priorities Shift, APIs Go White-Hot

Are the stars aligning for companies to make API investment a top priority? The April PYMNTS.com B2B API Tracker™, powered by FI.SPAN, looks at how companies engaged in cross-border trade are turning to API solutions to reduce the friction that some players encounter when engaged in cross-border trade, including a brief editorial from our very own Clayton Racine Weir. Read more at PYMNTS.com.

“While engineers widely understand the technology, the business value of APIs is only more recently becoming known in our industry.”

Author: FISPAN Admin
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FI.SPAN: APIs That Pack A B2B Punch
Open Banking, Open APIs, Wide Open Opportunities?
An API-Enabled Banking Renaissance
How APIs Are Fostering Collaboration Between FinTechs And Banks
Canadian fintechs join the global fight against pesky, costly patent trolls
Why Canadian Startups Need IP Protection Strategies—And How to Get One for Cheap
Can APIs Save Traditional Banks?
Banks And FinTech Startups: At Odds No More?
NEW REPORT: As Business Priorities Shift, APIs Go White-Hot
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