TechnoXander 209: TechnoXander podcast on Open Finance
Unveiling Finance- Navigating Open Finance in 2024

Open Finance is a portal to a monumental change in the financial services industry. It builds on the success of Open Banking where access to banking data is granted to Third-Party service providers through an API. It is access to financial data beyond just banking.

TechnoXander 162 Unravelling SD20
Unravelling SD20 : Insights for Faster Payments

Specific Direction 20 (SD20), introduced by the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) in December 2023, outlines a reimbursement mandate for victims of Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams in the Faster Payments Scheme. This directive, effective from October 7, 2024, necessitates full reimbursement from all Payment Service Providers (PSPs). While SD20 aligns with the broader goal of combating financial fraud, challenges arise, particularly for Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) and smaller PSPs. Proactive risk mitigation, robust fraud prevention measures, and strategic planning are imperative for industry players to navigate the regulatory landscape, fortify resilience, and ensure compliance with SD20.

TechnoXander 155 Evolution of PSR Regulations
Navigating the Changing Tides: The Evolution of PSR Regulations

In 2023, the Payment System Regulator (PSR) made strides against rising Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud. The legislation mandated 100% reimbursement, shared between banks. The UK government's three-pillar strategy aimed at pursuing fraudsters, blocking fraud, and empowering individuals. June saw additions to Faster Payment rules and the introduction of Confirmation of Payer. Seeking industry input in August on reimbursement limits showcased PSR's commitment to collaboration. Adjusting timelines to October 2024 reflected responsiveness to industry feedback, emphasising a proactive and adaptable regulatory landscape, and shaping a more secure financial future.