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The OBIE welcomes Jeremy Newman as an independent Non-Executive Director 

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The Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) today announced that Jeremy Newman has been appointedto the Boardasan independentNon-Executive Director(NED) with immediateeffect.  

Mr Newman will join the OBIE Board to provide governance support, specifically immediateindependent scrutiny and oversightof the organisation. Mr Newman, who has joined the OBIE on a six month fixed term contract, will also play a pivotal role in supporting recently appointed OBIE ChairCharlotte Crosswell. 

This isthe first of several actions being takenas a priority to address the findings and recommendations in Alison’s White’s reportto strengthen governance arrangements at the OBIE.Mr Newman will bring extensive senior executive and board experience, and add specialist accounting and audit knowledge to the Board. Further information on Mr Newman can be foundhere 

 The OBIE has helped to establish the UKas a recognised world leader in open banking. Four million consumers andsmall businesses in the UK now use services powered by open banking technology. Appointing Mr Newman to the Board will help support the team to further achieve their mission of increasing user adoption, as well as continuing to drive FinTech innovation.   

Further to this appointment, an open recruitment process to appoint additional independent NEDs is underway. The OBIE is working with executive search firm Moloney Search. Initial expressions of interest from potential candidates are welcome, please contact OBIE@moloneysearch.com in the first instance.  

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For further information, please contact: press@openbanking.org.uk

About Us

The Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) is the entity set up by the CMA in 2016 to deliver open banking. Its trading name is Open Banking Limited.

The OBIE is governed by the CMA and funded by the CMA 9 (Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Barclays, Danske, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, Natwest Group and Santander). Its works with the CMA 9, as well as challenger banks, financial technology companies, third party providers and consumer groups. The OBIE’s role is to:

  • Enforce the obligations on the CMA 9 under the CMA Order
  • Design the specifications for the Application Programme Interfaces (APIs) that banks and building societies use to securely provide open banking
  • Support regulated third party providers and banks and building societies to use the OBIE’s Open Banking Standards
  • Create security and messaging standards
  • Manage the OBIE’s open banking Directory which allows regulated participants like banks, building societies and third-party providers to enrol in open banking
  • Produce guidelines for participants in the open banking ecosystem
  • Set out the process for managing disputes and complaints