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Raiffeisen Bank International unveils enhanced API Marketplace

Source: Raiffeisen

Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has just launched its enhanced group-wide API Marketplace that serves as a platform to engage with other market players and invites them to build new products and services.

RBI’s corporate clients can leverage the platform and embed banking services into their internal systems, while retail customers can benefit from new services through third-party providers.

Due to the optimization, the RBI API Marketplace now offers detailed descriptions of its API products and enables immediate access to sandboxes where developers can test solutions in a safe experimental environment. Featuring multiple developer portals in RBI Group, the RBI API Marketplace serves as a single point of access for any player in the market who wants to join RBI’s fast-growing ecosystem.

“I am very interested in the ways developers will leverage our APIs,” said Christian Wolf, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Ecosystems at RBI. “It all started with the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) coming into effect just over a year ago. Today, however, besides PSD2-related APIs, our API Marketplace features also beyond regulatory APIs across our Central and Eastern European markets. The aim is to expand these offerings even further and establish a solid base for the largest banking partnership ecosystem in this region.”

Delivering superior customer experience in the digital age has already been in focus for RBI in the last years. Currently, the challenges of the pandemic confirm the importance of allowing instant, smooth and seamless digital customer interactions across industries, in a safe financial ecosystem supported by multiple trusted partners.

Therefore, the now more user-friendly API Marketplace brings RBI’s developers and its 16.8 million customers closer together, enabling the creation of tailor-made products such as sending money through text messages, seeing all your family’s financial details in one interface of your choice, getting a mortgage without leaving your living room or buying an insurance with one click. The optimized RBI API Marketplace also significantly improves the experience of a new group of partners - the external developers, which is an important feature of a good collaboration.

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