Insight Type: Video

On 15th July 2021, along with techUK, we hosted a webinar discussion exploring why financial inclusion has become more important since the pandemic, why it’s key for the UK’s economic recovery and what role open banking can play in giving financially vulnerable individuals access to tailored and fair financial services.

We invited a panel of experts in financial inclusion and vulnerability, as well as credit union lending, to offer their unique insights on these challenges and potential solutions.

Why this matters now

In the past, banks made you use the channel they gave you – branch, phone and internet.

Open banking changes the way we can access our bank, so a lot of the legacy challenges some individuals face with inclusion and social banking have been removed. Which means we can get the bank we want.

While there’s no magic wand for financially vulnerable consumers, we do understand many of the wide variety of problems they face.

Our panel listed some of the areas that open banking can help with:

Watch the video to find out more about how open banking help reduce the poverty premium, help people to budget better, and open up banking to more people.

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On Tuesday 15th September the OBIE welcomed members of our ecosystem to a two-hour webinar, focussing on the FCA’s recently-published Consultation on eIDAS certificates. Here we replay some of the questions and insights from this well-attended event, where OBIE experts and a representative from the FCA discussed the impact that any revocation of eIDAS certificates would have on the UK’s open banking ecosystem.

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Supporting content:

What will happen to existing banking connections using eIDAS certificates from the 1st January 2021? 


What about passporting under the FCA’s Temporary Permissions Regime? 

As an Account Servicing Payment Service Provider (ASPSP) will I need to support both eIDAS certificates for EU TPPs, as well as the alternative solution for UK TPPs? 

My firm acts as an ASPSP – what actions should we take to be compliant with the new rules – do we have to revoke the eIDAS certificates for TPPs registered with us?

We (a Third Party Provider or TPP) would appreciate any information on how UK companies can continue to work in Europe after our eIDAS certificates are revoked. Will we be required to open an office in Europe in order to do European open banking?

Exploring the customer journey – in discussion with some of the innovators refining user experience. Read the write-up now

Insightful debate about the future of open banking-enabled payments – hosted by OBIE and TechUK. Read the report.

OBIE and TechUK hosted this 45-minute webinar on 30th April, exploring open banking’s role and potential in addressing the economic impact of Covid-19.

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Learn how consumer protection is central to our Open Banking Standards.

We spoke to OpenWrks, Funding Options & Swoop Funding about applying & winning the Open Up Challenge run by Nesta – a Fintech prize fund supporting new Open Banking services, apps and platforms for SMEs.

Open banking is powering technology offerings that help small and medium enterprises mitigate the risk of Late Payments.

Open Banking is beginning to power progress for the millions of squeezed and struggling people who are experiencing problem debt across the UK.

Veronique and Matty from Flux explain how their idea is coming to life with Open Banking, and what the future of financial products and services might look like.