What The FinTech
What The FinTech by Medhy Souidi
#WTF43 - Ankit & Jessica - HKMA IADS - Pilot Programme of Interbank Account Data Sharing Initiative

#WTF43 - Ankit & Jessica - HKMA IADS - Pilot Programme of Interbank Account Data Sharing Initiative

What The FinTech: Delving into the Future of Open Banking with Jessica Liu and Ankit Suri

In this enlightening episode, we dive deep into the realm of open banking, thanks to insights from Jessica Liu and Ankit Suri, the innovative co-founders of Planto. As the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) embarks on its pilot programme for the Interbank Account Data Sharing (IADS) initiative, we unravel the layers of what this means for the banking ecosystem.

The IADS initiative, spearheaded by the HKMA’s Fintech Facilitation Office (FFO) in partnership with the Hong Kong Association of Banks, intends to empower customers to securely and efficiently share their bank account data across different banks, always contingent upon customer consent. A recent preliminary study illuminates the potential of this initiative: from digitalizing banking operations and fortifying banks' risk management to elevating the overall customer experience. By establishing concrete rules and standards, the foundation for the IADS initiative is now solidified. With the pilot programme, the focus shifts to understanding the practical aspects of implementing this transformative banking shift.

In our conversation, Jessica and Ankit enlighten us on a range of topics, such as:

  • An introduction to Planto and its visionary stance in the open banking sector.

  • Demystifying open banking and contrasting it with traditional banking paradigms.

  • The tangible advantages of open banking for both consumers and businesses in the Hong Kong landscape.

  • Addressing the prevailing challenges and misconceptions surrounding open banking.

  • How Planto harnesses the power of open banking to deliver groundbreaking solutions, and the distinctive edge it holds in this domain.

  • Real-world success narratives that embody Planto's unique value proposition.

  • Contemplating the implications of data providers potentially monetizing access to their APIs.

  • The alignment of open banking solutions with crucial bank KPIs.

  • The intricacies of integrating Planto's services seamlessly with pre-existing banking infrastructures.

  • Speculating on the future trajectories of the open banking arena.

  • A teaser on Planto's forthcoming innovations that are sure to captivate its user base.

As we embark on a new chapter in the banking narrative, join us in understanding the revolution ahead, directly from the pioneers who are shaping it.

🎙️ Interviewees: Jessica Liu and Ankit Suri

🎙️ Host: Medhy Souidi

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What The FinTech
What The FinTech by Medhy Souidi
What The Fintech, the podcast where we dive into the world of FinTech & Innovation! Hosted by Medhy Souidi, this engaging podcast series invites you on an exciting journey to explore the latest trends, breakthroughs, and game-changing startups in the fintech landscape.
Each episode features in-depth conversations with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, & visionaries who share their unique insights, inspiring stories, and valuable advice. From exploring the secrets behind successful fintech startups to discussing emerging technologies and market trends, WTF fascinating and informative experience