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Putting the consumer first in a data-driven financial market: Q&A with Ryan Christiansen

Finicity Senior Vice President of Data Access, Ryan Christiansen, recently provided an inside look at the future of financial data connections, the importance of industry standards in building a trusted open banking ecosystem, and how open banking promotes financial inclusion at large. This interview covered:

  1. The types of data connections (API, structured and screen scraping) and where the industry is going
  2. Why data access agreements with core banking solution providers like Jack Henry, Fiserv, FIS, etc., are so important in eliminating screen scraping
  3. Finicity’s involvement with the Financial Data Exchange (FDX), particularly in helping to create industry standards
  4. How Finicity is focused on financial inclusion and why
  5. How open banking helps promote broader financial inclusion

To find out the answers to these questions, check out the full interview here.