25 August 2016
Find out more

Intuit opens up financial data service APIs to third party developers

11 September 2012  |  6342 views  |  0 business meeting room

Intuit is opening up the APIs to its financial data service - which powers Quicken, QuickBooks, Mint and FinanceWorks - to third party developers, inviting them to build their own services.

The firm says that by giving developers in the US and Canada access to its APIs it hopes to spur innovation, enabling outsiders to build the next killer finance apps and giving consumers and small businesses a broader choice of offerings to share their data with and use.

Open APIs will be available on a limited basis in October through the Intuit partner platform, with wider accessibility in December but the vendor says it will decide who can take advantage, in order to "maintain the same strong commitment to data privacy and audit standards that are the hallmark of Intuit's products and services".

Those that get the green light will have access to the same data engine that powers Intuit's money management tools, which, between them, have more than 40 million accounts using data from over 19,000 financial services organisations. Some popular third-party tools using this financial data service could also be incorporated back into Intuit's own offerings.

Aaron Patzer, founder, Mint, says: "Access to reliable financial data is among the biggest challenges developers face when working to innovate. These new APIs will accelerate the pace of development we'll see at startups looking to create new services for both individuals and businesses."

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Yodlee sets up incubator and open API for digital finance start-ups

Yodlee sets up incubator and open API for digital finance start-ups

02 May 2012  |  7490 views  |  0 comments
Mint launches iPad app; sets new benchmark for PFM

Mint launches iPad app; sets new benchmark for PFM

27 October 2011  |  7677 views  |  0 comments
Third of Americans use online banking tools - Intuit

Third of Americans use online banking tools - Intuit

19 October 2010  |  11170 views  |  1 comments
Intuit to buy Mint for $170m

Intuit to buy Mint for $170m

14 September 2009  |  8824 views  |  0 comments
Intuit targets India with new global business unit

Intuit targets India with new global business unit

25 March 2009  |  5625 views  |  0 comments

Related company news

 

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
Visit equens.comVisit VocaLink.comFind out more

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
hands typing furiouslyBlockchain: what to expect for 2017?
8184 views 0 | 54 tweets | 46 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyBig Data's Three Big Trends in 2016
6965 views 5 | 22 tweets | 13 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyHow Banks Are Losing Millions by Ignoring...
6418 views 9 | 22 tweets | 8 linkedin
Nordea looking for AI and blockchain breakthroughsNordea looking for AI and blockchain break...
6117 views comments | 17 tweets | 19 linkedin

Featured job

Find your next job