Today, companies large and small are investing resources into using blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, in what some may later view as the golden age of blockchain development. Interestingly, many of these investments are made with the aim of moving B2B operations for companies, from auto manufacturers to financial firms, into the fast lane.
The November edition of the PYMNTS B2B API Tracker, a FI.SPAN collaboration, looks at the latest developments in blockchain and distributed ledger technology, along with other news and headlines from around the B2B API space.
“ When it comes to transferring bank payments from one bank to another, we’re able to turn a three-day settlement time into a five-minute settlement time." - BRIAN BEHLENDORF, executive director of Hyperledger
Exciting news to start off the week! PaymentsSource published an interview with FI.SPAN's CEO, Lisa Shields, and describes her as a veteran of the FinTech industry and an expert on cooperation between financial institutions and FinTech companies. You can read the full article here.
"My personal mindset was a corporate would be unlikely to engage with a non-bank third party unless they had gone to the mat with that company, but no bank would have anything near to what that corporate would need." - Lisa Shields, CEO
FI.SPAN has been selected as a CIX Top 20 Company joining the hottest and most innovative emerging tech companies in Canada. Out of hundreds of applicants, FI.SPAN was chosen based on criteria such as business model, quality of product, service offering, market opportunity and depth of management. We are incredibly proud to be found among the names of these top companies. For more information about the CIX Top 20 Awards, visit their website here.
PYMNTS comes out with another great B2B API Tracker this month. Read why banks, investors, and businesses are putting resources and funds into API solutions to strengthen B2B investments here.
"Retailers and credit cards companies want [consumers] to claim the difference, they want [them] to re-engage with their brands." - Oded Vakrat (Co-Founder & CEO of Earny)
Chosen among many, FI.SPAN was selected to participate in the start-up pitch contest at the Canada FinTech Forum, a unique annual gathering organized by Finance Montréal. Identifying and developing business opportunities for the global financial services and information technology industries, the Forum also seeks to discover new talents, raise interest towards new IT trends applied to finance and promote Canada's financial technology expertise. For more information about FI.SPAN's involvement in the Forum, click here.
In September 2017, FI.SPAN participated in the internationally known conference, FinovateFall, in New York City. CEO, Lisa Shields and Head of Strategy and Partnerships, Clayton Weir, presented FI.SPAN's cloud-based bank API services management platform. Click below to view the presentation.
FI.SPAN is rebranding APIs for banks. Our CEO, Lisa Shields, sits down with PYMNTS.com to discuss the rebranding of APIs and their impact in the financial technology industry. To read the full article, click here.
" First, Shields and FI.SPAN believe that, for business customers, accounting applications are the banking channel of the future."
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Clayton Weir sits down with PYMNTS.com Karen Webster to discuss open banking and APIs. Read more about their interview here.
" Choosing who can consume [what data] and what you expose via API and under what conditions are important decisions, and those decisions will probably remain within the banks' purview for the foreseeable future."
Our Founder and CEO Lisa Shields shares an article about APIs as enablers to banking renaissance. Read her excellent points and opinion here.
"We believe that the emergence of a vibrant marketplace of specialized FinTech providers, leveraged via APIs, means there has never been a better time to be a mid-sized bank(er)." - Lisa Shields
A FI.SPAN collaboration with PYMNTS.com brings you the August issue of the B2B API Tracker with a featured story from Jason Carone, Silicon Valley Bank's director of ACH product management. Read how he discusses bridging the divide between FinTechs and banks with the "lingua franca" - or common language - of APIs here.
" FinTechs are pushing banks to go further. They're essentially stepping in and doing business that has traditionally only been done by a bank." - Jason Carone
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