Presentation: Open Banking - Tales From the Frontier

Track: Advances in FinTech

Location: Mountbatten, 6th flr.

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Monday

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As open banking becomes more accepted and demanded by the public, banks and other financial institutions all have to find ways of sharing customers' data in a consensual and secure manner, as well as allowing third parties to perform financial transactions on behalf of customers. Starling Bank’s APIs and marketplace enable us to do these things, and this talk will focus on the successes and pitfalls we encountered in building it. We will cover topics such as the OAuth security flow, the permissions-controlled API, obtaining permissions for third party actions, and verifying payees between banks.

Speaker: Anca Zaharia

Software Engineer @StarlingBank

Anca Zaharia is an engineer with over 7 years' experience in software development. She has helped build websites for a major retailer, and payment services for a small London startup. She currently enjoys the challenge of developing risk and compliance systems for Starling Bank, while being based abroad.

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Speaker: Jason Maude

Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

Jason Maude is a coder, coach, debater, and public speaker. He has over a decade of experience working in the financial sector, primarily in creating and delivering software. He is passionate about creating teams and explaining complex technical concepts to those who are convinced that they won't be able to understand them. He currently works at Starling Bank as one of their lead engineers and host of the Starling podcast.

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