Open Banking will change the way payments are managed, not just in the UK but around the world. The objective is to improve competition and innovation in the payment industry, which reinforces the UK’s position at the forefront of payments. This is great news for consumers and businesses of all sizes for whom payments will become easier, more secure, and with an improved user experience.
Ring-fencing is a new regulation that requires the largest UK banks to separate their core retail banking services from their investment banking and international banking activities.
The changes this shift will require, impacting many customers whether they are businesses, consumers or indeed other banks, are numerous and complex to say the least.