As 2016 winds to a close, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of our most-read articles throughout the year. For the rest of the week, we’ll be highlighting the top five most popular articles in various categories across the site.
Yesterday we rounded up our top five articles about fintech in 2016. Finally this week, we’re going to look at the news articles, thought pieces and analysis on the banking sector that most drew our readers’ attention. If you missed these gems when they were published, now’s your chance to read them!
There are increasing calls from industry groups and even the UK Treasury for the use of open banking APIs. In this guest post for PaymentEye, David W. Jones, Senior Director of Global Business Development at Irdeto, analysed the advantages and drawbacks of using open APIs in banking.
It appears as if people are warming towards financial services on smartphones. After all, we spend most of our lives on them anyway – to socialise, watch TV and stay up to date with the 24-hour news cycle – so why not throw finance management in there as well? Ben Rabinovich analysed the results of an annual survey by ING to find out how our usage of mobile banking services is changing, and will continue to change.
In September 2016, Lloyds opened its doors to biometrics by implementing the ability for customers to log in via fingerprint. Sarah Gill covered the news for PaymentEye, and looked into what it might mean for the future of banking.
Despite only being published in late December, this guest post by Simon Newstead, Industry Strategy Director at VocaLink, is already one of our most popular articles on banking. In it, Simon looked into the exciting developments of the past few months in open banking and PSD2, and considered how banks can best respond to them.
In August 2016, digital-only bank Mondo received a banking licence to operate in the UK, adding further competition to the challenger bank market that already included Atom, Tandem and Starling. Ben Rabinovich covered and analysed the news for PaymentEye, looking into why now is a great time to be a mobile bank in the UK.
It’s no secret that customers increasingly prefer to use mobile banking apps to manage their cash ‘on-the-go’ over online banking.
The increase of ATMs installed away from bank branches is being driven by factors including banks' efforts to be more cost-effective, and the rise of independent ATM deployers, new research from RBR suggests.
Clarity Money, the brainchild of venture capitalist Adam Dell, is a new personal finance app that uses AI and data science to save users money by finding better-priced energy bills, cancelling subscriptions and provide tailored suggestions on things such as credit cards.
The government has confirmed that the £1 coin will be replaced for the first time in 30 years. The new coin is said to be the "most secure" coin due to a number of new features that will make it much more difficult to counterfeit.