ING launches developer portal
ING has opened a developer portal for API innovation and to work more closely with external developers.
This first version of the portal gives developers access to selected, simulated ING APIs they can use to jointly create new solutions.
“In the spirit of open banking”, the portal is available to developers from corporate clients and fintechs who want to partner with ING.
“We look forward to increasing choice and value for our customers through a collaborative developer ecosystem,” says Mark Buitenhek, ING’s global head of transaction services.
The APIs will be made available in a sandbox – a test environment, which contains dummy data and functionalities – and facilitate the new European Payment Services Directive (PSD2).
The initial simulation APIs offered include account information services, payment initiation, and payment request.
ING says it will continuously expand the portal’s functionalities and the APIs it offers. No details on that at present.