Article: Open Banking Paves the Way for the Democratization of Financial Services

Money, Open Governance

Open Banking Paves the Way for the Democratization of Financial Services

Open Banking has dramatically changed the way people and businesses manage their money, leading the democratization of the financial services market. Traditionally, a select group of major banks have controlled all the financial data of their customers, making it difficult for new, innovative fintech and financial services providers to break into the market.

Now, Open Banking is putting the power of financial data back into users’ hands, transforming the financial services industry as we know it. Popular apps like Venmo, Mint and SoFi show the value Open Banking can bring to consumers when they can more easily manage and transfer funds.

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Article: Okta and Cloudentity partner to drive open banking

Money, Open Governance

Okta and Cloudentity partner to drive open banking

Okta is partnering with Cloudentity, an identity authorization and API governance company, to serve the growing open banking market with zero trust authorization services.

Open banking is a concept that is catching on globally. It enables third-party developers to access a consumer’s banking data via APIs, so they can provide new financial services and tools — such as the mobile payment service Venmo or the online finance tools from SoFi.

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