ING has opened its internal developer portal to coders from corporate clients and fintech startups, providing access to simulated APIs for testing and developing new products.
The APIs will be made available in a sandbox environment, which contains dummy data and functionalities in line with the new European Payment Services Directive (PSD2).
Mark Buitenhek, ING’s global head of transaction services, comments: “We look forward to increasing choice and value for our customers through a collaborative developer ecosystem.”
The initial simulation APIs offered in the Developer Portal include ‘Account Information Services’, ‘Payment Initiation’, and ‘Payment Request’.
ING’s chief information officer Ron van Kemenade says the bank will progressively expand the portal’s functionalities and the APIs it offers.
“By making it easy for our internal developers to access our APIs we accelerated the bank’s digitisation globally," he says. "We are excited to expand this capability to our clients and selected third parties."