Tesco Bank is to become the first UK bank to introduce new technology that allows its 2.6 million credit card customers to more easily manage and pay their balance. The ‘Pay by Bank’ facility will be provided by Tesco Bank and enabled by Mastercard’s Open Banking Connect™ service.  It allows Mobile and Online credit card…

The finalists for the fourth annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards, the UK’s celebration of technology innovators in credit and collections, have been revealed. The Credit & Collections Technology Awards, organised by Credit Connect, brings together credit and collections technology executives to honour the industry’s leading players across 19 categories.  The technology focused-Awards scheme seeks to champion…

Bottomline, a provider of financial technology that makes business payments simple, smart and secure, has announced the launch of Pay Direct. This new Open Banking payment initiation service gives companies a more efficient and cost-effective way to receive online payment from customers. Bottimline says that new product is an alternative to the raft of payment…

Consumer finance specialist, BNP Paribas Personal Finance has announced that it will use Experian’s Open Banking technology and Aryza’s Debtsense digital platform to provide round-the-clock online account reviews to customers who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company says that has moved quickly with its partners to put the solution in place inside…

Open Banking platform and applications provider OpenWrks has been selected by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) to provide digital affordability assessments as part of their digital enhancement to debt advice. With the aim of streamlining and increasing the volume of debt advice sessions consumers receive, The Money and Pensions service selected OpenWrks to supply…

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched its updated Financial Services (FS) Register – including a simpler design and clearer language. The redesign aims to help consumers protect themselves from harm and will provide a better experience for the Register’s users. The Register – which had more than 7 million unique users in the past year…

Just the digital marketplace and AccountScore have agreed an exclusive partnership to leverage Open Banking in the enforcement sector. Open Banking data and services will be used by Just, to validate affordability for repayment arrangements; allowing them to build affordable, sustainable repayment solutions based on accurate assessment of customer circumstances. AccountScore uses intelligent algorithms to…

A new business coalition that aims to provide emergency COVID-19 support for the digitally and financially excluded has launched. Good Things Foundation, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The APLE Collective, Clean Slate Training & Employment CIC and Mastercard have formed a coalition of partners to offer immediate support to digitally and financially excluded people in the UK,…

UK Finance has said that banks would pay for access to a central open banking resource under proposed next steps to introduce the concept in the UK. Under proposals from the trade body, open banking functions to let people share their spending habits, regular payments and payees with other banks would move into a separate…

Loans Warehouse has announced that it has selected award-winning fintech Credit Kudos as its Open Banking provider, to enable lenders to safely and responsibly increase lending activity. Credit Kudos has developed a secure onward consent mechanism that allows Loans Warehouse to safely share credit risk and affordability insights with lenders to help better inform their…

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