Open Data APIs

The Open Data API specifications allow API providers (e.g. banks, building societies and ATM providers) to develop API endpoints which can then be accessed by API users (e.g. third party developers) to build mobile and web applications for banking customers.

These specifications allow providers to supply up to date, standardised, information about the latest available products and services so that, for example, a comparison website can more easily and accurately gather information, and thereby develop better services for end customers.

Specifications for version 2 of the Open Data API are now available here:

Version 2 is a significant upgrade. New API providers should use these standards. Existing API providers should update to version 2 as soon as they can. Clarification of live dates for version 2 will be posted here soon.

Previous versions of the Open Data API standard are available here:

API Dashboard

Open Banking do not provide direct access to live API end points. Rather, these are implemented and supported by each API provider. The API Dashboard lists all available API end points, and show which API version is supported by each provider.

API Console

The API Console allows you to try out the APIs using your browser. This console does not contain any real data, instead providing fictitious data for each API endpoint.

Support

To get support and more information, or just to keep up to date with our progress, please enrol with us.

Enrolment is optional for API users but is required if you wish to receive support from Open Banking. API Providers must enrol.