The Revised Payment Services Directive has been working on to build a framework for the Third Party Providers like PISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider) and AISP (Account Information Service Provider) to develop services on top of bank’s data. Open Banking under PSD2 has made it all possible with bringing the focus on access to the account. As a result, banks will not be the only ones with information about transactions, customer’s banking history, as well as his financial position.
Blockchain as an emerging technology has not yet reached the ground level and yet the disruptive technology has seen five generations. While the first two generations, Bitcoin and Ethereum were public, permissionless blockchains, Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda and Quorum are private and permissioned blockchains.
‘Technological innovation’ – these two words are so imbibed in our day-to-day life that we have almost forgotten how we used to live without mobile phones or internet or even online banking. We take it as a joke that the banking services were limited to a brick and mortar building which we called ‘bank’ within a time-period of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There settlements would take multiple days to clear, the day-to-day transactions were cut-off mid-afternoon and there used to be batch processing.