The Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) is pleased to announce the publication of the Open Banking Standard, version 3.1.1.
This is a minor update to version 3.1 which was released in November 2018.
Based on feedback from participants within the ecosystem, and latest regulatory references, this version provides clarifications to previous versions and introduces the following enhanced functionality, guidelines and features (arising from approved change requests) to enable further PSD2 compliance:
- Design changes for approved Change Requests (CRs):
– CR48 – Statement of Fees
– CR50 – Interest rate not found for non PCA products
– CR52 – Changes to SO frequency
– CR64 – Increase in Transaction ID length
– CR65 – Include Account Holder Name(s)
- Optional signing and encryption for all Account Information, Payment Initiation and CoF request and response messages
- Remediation for fixes listed on the Known Specification Issues page
- Guidelines on referring to agencies in customer journeys (“on behalf” field)
- Updates based on latest regulatory references
- Data cluster alignment between CEGs and technical standards
There are 2 core elements to this version:
In summary, this latest version enables a solution that can deliver further compliance with PSD2 and RTS.
Implementation is expected by 13th September, to align with PSD2 timelines.
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Open Banking is a new, secure way for customers to take control of their financial data and share it with organisations other than their banks. Open Banking has the power to revolutionise the way we move, manage and make more of our money. For businesses, it is about making the management of cashflow and receiving payments cheaper and easier. Open Banking will make things simpler, faster and more convenient.
Open Banking follows the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the supply of personal current accounts (PCAs) and of banking services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Open Banking was created to enable innovation, transparency and competition in UK financial services. It is tasked with delivering the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), data structures and security architectures that will enable developers to harness technology, making it easy and safe for individuals and SMEs to share the financial information held by their banks with third parties.
Open Banking will bring substantial benefits. It gives customers and SMEs greater market choice and greater control over their money and associated data, along with better and easier access to new financial services providers in a secure environment.
Notes to Editors:
1. Open Banking Ltd was set up by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) in September 2016 to fulfil one of the remedies mandated by the CMA following an investigation into UK retail banking.
2. The CMA’s investigation into the retail banking market (whose findings were published in August 2016) concluded that older and larger banks do not compete hard enough for customers’ business and that Open Banking should deliver a new, secure option for customers to be able to compare the deal they are getting from their bank.
3. Open Banking was created to enable innovation, transparency and competition to UK financial services. It is tasked with delivering the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), data structures and security architectures that will make it easy and safe for customers to share their financial records by January 2018.
4. The data provided by Open Banking will enable developers to harness technology that allows individuals and businesses to share their financial records held by their banks with third parties.
5. Open Banking is a private body; its governance, composition and budget was determined by the CMA. It is funded by the UK’s nine largest current account providers and overseen by the CMA, the Financial Conduct Authority and Her Majesty’s Treasury.
6. The 9 mandated institutions (referred to as the CMA9) are: Barclays plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc, Santander, Danske, HSBC, RBS, Bank of Ireland, Nationwide and AIBG.