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Nedbank launches API Marketplace for developer empowerment

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Nedbanks’ API_Marketplace is the first in Africa to provide a variety of APIs that meet the technical standards for Open Banking.

Nedbank’s digital transformation, backed by its R2 billion investment in technology, has led to the bank becoming the first in Africa to launch an Application Programming Interface (API) platform which is aligned with Open Banking standards.

The Nedbank API_Marketplace is an easy-to-use, secure offering which allows approved technical partners to create innovative, disruptive solutions that put the client experience first. Using the Nedbank API_Marketplace, technical partners can leverage the bank’s data and financial capabilities and start integrating with Nedbank’s standard, secure and scalable APIs.

“The result [of the Nedbank API_Marketplace] is innovative and exciting products and services that deliver secure, enhanced client experiences in shorter timeframes,” says Fred Swanepoel, Chief Information Officer, Nedbank. “It is a real-world example of our commitment to deliver innovative, market-leading client experiences.”

With this latest offering, Nedbank is championing a fundamental shift in banking, placing clients’ data back in their hands and empowering them to decide who to share their data with. This also opens the door for third parties to partner with the bank to provide digital solutions that have never before been seen in the market.

“Our mandate is to give our technical partners the tools and security to digitally disrupt,” Swanepoel says. “Our technical partners include fintechs, cellular service providers and online retailers.”

The Nedbank API_Marketplace puts client experience and value at the core of innovation and disruption. Nedbank is disrupting with a purpose: to ensure that its clients have the best banking experience in Africa.

This comes on the back of the Open Banking and PSD2 wave that is sweeping over the UK and Europe. These regulations direct banks to relinquish their monopoly on client data and banking functionality to provide clients with more innovative banking and financial services options.

“Although the South African banking landscape is currently not governed by these regulations, Nedbank is embracing the change, paving the way for creating a more client-centric and transparent approach to financial services,” Swanepoel says.

In doing so, Nedbank is providing a host of APIs that adhere to a standard pattern to ensure that integration is seamless. It’s a bold step towards open innovation, as the bank encourages a vibrant ecosystem of technical partners that can harness its world-class, highly secure and scalable infrastructure.

“The Nedbank API_Marketplace is creating opportunities to disrupt the traditional approach to banking and financial services while laying the groundwork for a truly client-centric, market-orientated and innovation-driven future in the digital world,” Swanepoel says.

For more information, email apimarketplace@nedbank.co.za

To learn more about the API_Marketplace visit: https://apim.nedbank.co.za

If you would like to register to attend the launch event, you can visit https://apim.nedbank.co.za/event/registration and complete the form

 

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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo is passionate about empowering Africans through mathematics, problem-solving techniques and media. As such, he founded MathsGee. Through this organisation, he has helped create an ecosystem for disseminating information, training, and supporting STEM education to all African people. A maths evangelist who teaches mathematical thinking as a life skill, Edzai’s quest has seen him being named the SABC Ambassador for STEM; he has been invited to address Fortune 500 C-suite executives at the Mobile 360 North America; was nominated to represent Southern Africa at the inaugural United Nations Youth Skills Day in New York; was invited to be a contributor to the World Bank Group Youth Summit in 2016; has won the 2014 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development award for his contribution to women’s empowerment in education; and has partnered with local and global firms in STEM interventions.

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