A new collaboration between SaaS banking engine Mambu and open banking solution provider Salt Edge will help FIs become more PSD2 compliant and, in the process, accelerate fintech innovation in the banking sector.
Salt Edge CEO Dmitrii Barbasura highlighted the company’s significant background in helping FIs become PSD2 compliant faster and with less cost, having launched more than 60 PSD2 API sandboxes this spring. “(Our) vision is to transform the way financial institutions interact with each other under the aegis of the PSD2 and other open banking initiatives,” he said. “One of our main specializations is building open banking APIs for interoperability between banks, payment service providers, and end customers.”
The collaboration stems from a partnership between the two companies launched last month that will give account servicing payment service providers (ASPSPs) working with Mambu the ability to gain PSD2 compliance without having to develop their own in-house, public APIs.
“Mambu continuously works to bring best of service partners to our ecosystem marketplace to help in composing innovative financial services architectures,” Mambu Chief Product and Technology Officer Ben Goldin said. “We chose Salt Edge, as they are a leader in open banking and are a good match in their service approach and company culture. Salt Edge’s capabilities go beyond a single region or standard, which complements a good global presence.”
Salt Edge demonstrated its Open Banking Platform at FinovateEurope earlier this year. The company is connected to more than 3,400 financial institutions in 66 countries, including more than 200 banks in Europe, and has offices in Toronto, London, and Chisinau. In addition to supporting account data and payment initiation, Salt Edge provides added value with data enrichment services such as financial categorization and payee verification during the transaction flow.
Salt Edge earned its Account Information Service Provider (AISP) license from the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) this spring. The company also announced a new partnership earlier this year, teaming up with U.K.-based money management app Emma.
Berlin, Germany-based Mambu made its Finovate debut at FinovateAsia 2013. The company is also an alum of our developers conference, presentingSmart Consumer Lending: Platform and Scoring Architecture at FinDEVr New York 2016.
More recently, Mambu announced core banking technology partnerships challenger banks in the U.K. and South Africa. The company began the year with a significant fundraising, picking up a $34 million investment via a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Co-founder Eugene Danilkis is Mambu’s CEO.