Metro Bank unveils open banking developer portal
UK-based Metro Bank has launched its developer portal as it joins the heaving masses looking to profit from open banking.
Built in collaboration with Google’s Apigee team using Apigee’s Edge API management platform, the self-service portal allows access to the bank’s PSD2 API documentation and sandbox, providing a way to integrate with Metro.
Developers will also be able to access the API documentation and test out simple API queries that return sample data.
Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank, says: “PSD2 has the power to shake up UK banking and inject more competition and choice into the market … I’m excited to see how APIs are leveraged; I genuinely think it will be transformational.”
The bank has launched its account information service (AIS) and plans to unveil further APIs, including a payment initiation service (PIS), “in the near future”.
Metro Bank adds that its PSD2 API is closely aligned to the Open Banking Implementation Entity’s (OBIE) standards.