Adyen launches open banking-powered payment method

Adyen launches open banking-powered payment method

Dutch payments platform Adyen has launched a new, open banking-powered, alternative to card transactions.

Taking advantage of the EU's PSD2 requirement for banks to create APIs that let third parties initiate payments on behalf of consumers, Adyen has plugged in to the UK's biggest account providers. Other European countries are expected to follow.

Open banking payments are authenticated directly between consumers and their banks, meaning, unlike with direct debits, merchants can avoid chargebacks generated due to fraud or an inability to capture funds.

Customers select the payment type during the checkout process, at which point they are redirected to their bank’s online environment to securely confirm the transaction. Adyen handles the payment flow between the bank and the merchant.

The firm says that its new offering can slash processing costs for higher transaction values and, because open banking offers real-time credit transfers, the payments are guaranteed, enabling merchants to ship products immediately.

For launch, Adyen has signed up Dutch airline KLM as the first big brand to roll out the service.

Myles Dawson, UK MD, Adyen, says: "Bank transfers between consumers and merchants are already extremely popular in mainland Europe because they offer greater fraud protection without adding friction to the payment process.

"We are excited to be the first payments provider to offer a fully-compliant, direct payment solution in the UK and it has been great to work with the Open Banking Implementation Entity to bring these benefits to consumers and merchants."
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Comments: (12)

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 20 February, 2019, 09:42Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes Does this mean the consumer loses the protection of making a payment via credit card and having recourse to the card issuer?
A Finextra member
A Finextra member 20 February, 2019, 12:01Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

It gives more choice to the consumer to choose which payment method to use depending on the type of transaction.(if it requires credit card protetion or not). Countries ike India already have several payment options available and it was time for EU to catch up through the implementation of PSD2 and Open banking.

Also we require a formidable backup to big credit card issuers and bring down the cost per transaction.

I would expect more wallet providers to join in now.

John Sutherland
John Sutherland - JAS Inc - Dundee 20 February, 2019, 12:09Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes In other words the consumer is not protected. Might it be better to balance the providers benefits with the consumers in articles like this? Bringing down the cost per tx is cold comfort to a consumer if they lose protection without realising it and the tx is for hundreds/thousands eg a holiday or airline ticket.
Chetan Ghadge
Chetan Ghadge - Wipro - Pune 20 February, 2019, 12:18Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

In India we have this facility with UPI (Unified Payments Interface) for some time now.

Very exciting to have so many options , but as a consumer I wonder why should i give up my credit card in lieu of UPI. I dont get any benift with UPI while i get almost a 30 days credit plus reward points with a credit card.  For UPI payments, PISPs like Google pay , paytm , phonepe do offer cashbacks in form of scratch cards , but they are smart and use transaction data to see if the consumer has adopted their payment wallet and eventually stop giving cashbacks . 

To conclude , i have gone back to credit cards where i see more benefit as a consumer than UPI payments.

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 20 February, 2019, 14:26Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

What percentage of card transactions actually result in a chargeback? What percentage of chargebacks are fraudulent? What percentage of people actually know about chargebacks? What percentage of people would opt for convenience even if they lost the consumer protection of chargebacks?

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 20 February, 2019, 15:53Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes I don’t think this is about charge back I think it’s about legislation where the credit card issuer is liable for the supplier delivering to the consumer.
Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 20 February, 2019, 18:46Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

For the moment, if we forget about what happens behind the scenes and also about TPP, AISP, PISP and other 3- and 4-letter Open Banking jargon, how is this any different from EBA Clearing's myBank launched nearly a decade ago? 

At the time it was launched, I predicted that myBank Will Be A Hit. However, I haven't heard much about it since then - one of my predictions gone horribly wrong, I must admit. 

Called NetBanking in India, this mode of payment has been supported on virtually all ecommerce and bill payment websites in India for over a decade. UPI, launched a couple of years ago, also provides similar functionality, albeit via a native mobile app and in arguably a more frictionless manner. 

However, I've rarely used NetBanking and have never used UPI. Reason: Why suffer instant debit when you can pay with credit card and earn rewards, deferred payment, repudiation and other benefits? Best wishes to Adyen but I'm sure the same question will be asked by consumers in markets where credit card penetration is high.

Steve Almond
Steve Almond - VioPay - Blackburn, Lancashire 21 February, 2019, 11:13Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes It makes sense for any PSP to develop and offer the widest range of payment types for their merchants - so this is a sensible move. It will be interesting to see the UK adoption rate on the sell (and buy) side.
A Finextra member
A Finextra member 26 February, 2019, 17:43Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Its not about replacing credit card transactions with push payments, its the disintermediation of Debit cards

It means funds move real time, offering better settlement terms to merchants

Its great news and watch who else launches into the market

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 27 February, 2019, 11:50Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

How much disintermediation of Debit Cards has been achieved by EBA Clearing's myBank, which provides similar functionality and has been around for a decade?

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 27 February, 2019, 11:53Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Look at what iDeal has achieved in the Netherlands for a reference point

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 01 March, 2019, 10:401 like 1 like

Why not look at what PayM / Zapp has not achieved in UK for reference? UK is a far bigger and representative market than Netherlands.

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