Data is changing our world and the way we live at an unprecedented rate, Experian’s 2020 Global Data Management report says "85% of organisations see data as their most valuable asset". The amount of data collected, stored and analysed daily is increasing exponentially, and technologies and storage capacities are becoming more advanced year by year. IDCs Data Age report forecasts 175 Zettabytes of data by 2025, if this was stored on DVDs, the stack of DVDs would circle Earth 222 times.However, data has no value unless information can be extracted and transformed into knowledge. Data Analytics uncovers meaningful and useful insights by discovering relationships within data, detecting patterns, and most importantly extracting insight.
When talking to customers about Open Banking the two questions we get asked most frequently are 1) can I see it in action (does it really exist) 2) do I need to be a registered AISP. I'll be going through both of these in this post. If you haven't already read the other two posts in this series check them out here Practical Guide to Open Banking and PSD2 Part I: Lending, and here Practical Guide to Open Banking and PSD2 Part II: Are you ready?
In this post I'll outline how to plan your Open Banking project, and ask is Open Banking ready, is your business ready, and most importantly are your customers ready. If you haven't read Part I of this series you can read it here Practical Guide to Open Banking and PSD2 Part I: Lending.
The OBIE in the UK publishes a monthly report on the Open Banking ecosystem, regulated entities and providers. This is a great source of information on adoption, and the Open Banking February Highlights provides stats on the number of successful API calls having risen from 280.5 million to 321.3 million (December 2019 to January 2020).
Artificial Intelligence is transforming the way we bank. Fintech companies and start-ups are causing a revolution within the lending world, and as the ever-growing importance of data analysis for making informed business decisions increases, so does the demand for artificial intelligence and automation in modern business.
We are thrilled to be participating in Data Pitch, an open innovation programme that helps start-ups and SMEs innovate with data. On the Data Pitch Accelerator, Luna Connect applied machine learning models to automate lending for SMEs across the UK and Ireland, therefore providing quicker lending decisions.
Silicon Republic: Our Start-up of the Week is Luna Connect, a digital platform for lenders that makes it easier to provide loans online
"Luna Connect reduces origination and processing costs and risk for the lenders while providing a better experience for borrowers with quicker decisions and improved customer service"
It was great to feature in the Irish Times as "A new digital disrupter in the lending landscape", to read the full article go to the Irish Times site here