Article: Why open banking is finally gaining speed

Money, Open Governance

Why open banking is finally gaining speed

After a plodding start, open banking is finally gaining speed in the UK. Users grew from 1 million in January 2020 to 3 million this year. It’s still way behind target and lags countries such as South Korea, which has 20 million open banking users. But it is encouraging given open banking’s potential to revolutionise financial services.

The revised payment services directive (PSD2) that initially drove open banking is three years old. Its goal was to level the playing field for customers by giving third parties digital access to bank infrastructure.

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Article: Open Source 101: Go Online & Find Your Way Around Open Source

Free, Open Software, Open Source

Open Source 101: Go Online & Find Your Way Around Open Source

This five-year-old event, which played to small regional audiences in pre-COVID times, is hosted by the people behind All Things Open, one of the largest open source conferences on the East Coast. While All Things Open is targeted at folks who work in the deepest levels of open source, Open Source 101 is designed for folks who are just getting their feet wet in the open source ecosphere.

“A lot of the attendees at open source 101 are early career technologists,” said Todd Lewis, the founder and chairperson for both events.

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