Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Bank Account Enquiry
Through APIs, customers can access their banks' account details quickly and in real time.
Real Time Payments
APIs can allow customers to connect directly to financial institutions' payment gateways to make real time payments, and hence create a seamless experience.
APIs enable businesses to seamlessly tap on banks' watch lists and public records to conduct KYC on customers.
MAS-ABS Financial World: API Conference 2016 E-book (8.11 MB)
Download this e-book, developed as part of the API conference held by MAS and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), that shares about the best practices globally for the implementation of APIs in financial institutions and organisations.
ABS-MAS Financial World: Finance-as-a-Service API Playbook (18.6 MB)
Developed by MAS and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), this financial industry API playbook identifies common and useful APIs for the industry and cross-sectoral stakeholders and guidance on information security standards and governance models for financial institutions and FinTech players.
Open Collaboration Through APIs
Communication without Human Intervention
As part of their open API initiatives, financial institutions and FinTech players communicate and share data with each other without human intervention.
Transforming Traditional Banking
Real Time Processing
APIs allow software programs to communicate with each other real time, allowing for fast processing.
Increased Data Connectivity
With APIs, personal data can be shared with consent from customer and used to develop disruptive technologies.
APIs provide more flexibility in software development and allow developers to bring their products to market faster.