ING in Australia amongst the first non-major banks to release its API to developers
1 July 2020: Today ING becomes one of the first non-major banks to release its product reference data to developers for Open Banking in Australia.
The digital bank has hit the original 1 July deadline despite the ACCC granting non-major banks a three month extension because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Melanie Evans, ING’s Head of Retail Banking says:
“Open Banking is ultimately intended to be about putting the customer in the driving seat of how their data is used. Not only will it accelerate competition in banking, it will enhance the customer experience giving them even more control of how they manage their finances.”
“At ING we take Open Banking very seriously. Even though we had the option to delay this milestone we never considered doing so.”
By releasing its product reference data, ING is enabling third party developers to have access to information about its products and services.
“This step towards Open Banking is an important one as it means developers can make a start on creating new banking experiences which Aussies will be able to take advantage of when Open Banking becomes available for banking customers. This could eventuate to include things like enhanced comparisons of banking services or being able to see and control multi-bank accounts from one app.”
The product reference data is accessible via ING’S API that covers the following products:
- Orange Everyday
- Orange Everyday Youth
- Savings Maximiser
- Savings Accelerator
- Personal Term Deposit
- Business Optimiser
- Business Term Deposit
- Wholesale Term Deposit
- Orange One
- Orange One Platinum
Product reference data for other products will become available at a later date, with consumer data to follow.
Developers wanting to find out more and to get access to ING’s API go to: https://developer.ing.com.au/
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