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PSD2 - THE DIRECTIVE THAT WILL CHANGE BANKING

Aruba, May 15, 2018 - PSD2 - the directive that will change banking as we know it

2018 is set to be a game-changing year for retail banking. As the PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive) becomes implemented, bank's monopoly on their customer's account information and payment services is about to disappear. The new EU directive opens the door to any company interested in eating a bank's lunch.
 
In short, PSD2 enables bank customers, both consumers and businesses, to use third-party providers to manage their finances. In the near future, you may be using Facebook or Google to pay your bills, making P2P transfers and analyse your spending, while still having your money safely placed in your current bank account. Banks, however, are obligated to provide these third-party providers access to their customer's accounts through open APIs (application program interface). This will enable third-parties to build financial services on top of bank's data and infrastructure.
 
Banks will no longer only be competing against banks, but everyone offering financial services. PSD2 will fundamentally change the payments value chain, what business models are profitable, and customer expectations. Through the directive, the European Commission aims to improve innovation, reinforce consumer protection and improve the security of internet payments and account access within the EU and EEA. It introduces two new types of players to the financial landscape: PISP and AISP. AISP (Account Information Service Provider) are the service providers with access to the account information of bank customers. Such services could analyze a user's spending behavior or aggregate a user's account information from several banks into one overview. PISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider) are the service providers initiating a payment on behalf of the user. P2P transfer and bill payment are PISP services we are likely to see when PSD2 is implemented.
 
 

By orbitalnets.com