Unlocking opportunities in the API economy

  • Mounaim Cortet
  • PaymentsArticleAPIPSD2Open Banking

Market disruption, client evolution and regulatory change mean that the banking and corporate world is preparing for an API and Open Banking revolution. Making a success of it will require both collaboration and standardisation


Decentralised identity enabled by the data control stack turns GDPR into a competitive advantage

  • David Mintjes
  • Digital identityArticleGDPRData SharingOpennessCustomer in Control

A new type of player in the digital identity ecosystem - the consent manager - is enabling customers and organisations to take more control over (identity) data. Relying parties should follow this development with great interest because there are significant benefits gained from joining a data control scheme.


How better collaboration across the Mortgage industry will simplify GDPR compliance and create long-term business opportunities

  • Esther Groen Vincent Jansen
  • GDPRArticle

For many business leaders, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues to be a headache. The EU's upgraded data protection rules come into force in May 2018, and many organisations' primary focus is still on ticking the compliance boxes. But we believe GDPR will be a catalyst which opens up data sharing across the Financial sector and enables collaborative-minded companies to offer new services and business models which are more relevant to their customers in the Mortgage industry.


Onboarding is not about compliance; it's about trust

  • Josje Fiolet
  • ArticleOnboardingKYCDigital Transformation

Should security and convenience exclude each other in the customer onboarding process? Josje Fiolet, Digital Onboarding lead at INNOPAY, says “no”.


Banks should open-up beyond PSD2 to deliver on the innovation promise

  • Mounaim Cortet Vincent Jansen Luc van Oorschot
  • PaymentsArticlePSD2Open Banking

PSD2, and the concept of XS2A in particular, can be viewed as an important catalyst to accelerate change in payments, innovative banking applications and respective business models by leveraging payment functionality and account information, but might in itself not deliver on all its expectations. Open Banking can solve issues that follow from PSD2 and deliver on PSD2 XS2A’s promise of innovation through openness.


PSPs in Europe: How to Stay Afloat in Choppy Waters

  • Mounaim Cortet David Mintjes
  • PaymentsE-BusinessArticleEnglish content

Easy days for PSPs are over as retail prices for online transactions are dropping heavily with 10-15% p.a. This blog suggests four strategic options PSPs can pursue to remain relevant in their consolidating industry.


Virtual Bank Accounts: not living up to their potential… yet

  • Pieter Nijs
  • PaymentsArticleEnglish contentCustomer in control

This blog sheds light on today’s Virtual Bank Accounts market; it explains why banks are struggling to unleash Virtual Bank Accounts’ potential (or choose not to enter the market at all), and what changes are necessary to enable them to do so.


Payment Services Directive 2: PSD2 sparks innovation in Open Banking ecosystems

  • Mounaim Cortet Nils Jung
  • PaymentsArticlePSD2English contentOpen Banking

With the legal framework that will enable “the practical implementation of third party access to account” (XS2A) as part of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) almost finalised, Innopay's Mounaim Cortet and Nils Jung teamed up with Deutsche Bank to look at how the industry can leverage this opportunity to develop functional, operational and technical solutions.


RTS on SCA & CSC: Unravelling EBA’s view on screen scraping

  • Mounaim Cortet Vincent Jansen
  • ArticleAPIPSD2English contentOpen BankingXS2ACommunication InterfaceScreen ScrapingRTS

Innopay’s PSD2 experts, Vincent Jansen (Partner) and Mounaim Cortet (Manager Strategy), recently shared their views on the RTS in a webinar which attracted broad industry attention. Several attendants of the webinar were interested to learn more about the RTS requirements regarding the communication interface and particularly on the future of “screen scraping”. In this article, Vincent and Mounaim further elaborate on the presented views regarding the communication interface and screen scraping for the purpose of third party provider (TPP) access to accounts (XS2A).


Banks will lose when not changing their perspective on how to realise customer centricity

Becoming customer centric, means that traditional banks need to be in it for the long haul and go through a long, disrupting and often uncertain transformation. It is therefore imperative to balance long term spend with effective short term results. Therefore, contrary to conventional approaches, Innopay advises to start with establishing an activity-based view of the existing operating model to enable banks to deliver these short term results. This is the only way to face competition, deal with regulation and safeguard and sustain client relationships.