PYMNTS talked with Finicity CEO Steve Smith about open banking, open finance, data aggregation, where we’re headed with technologies and standards and how consumer-permissioned data is the future of lending.

Innovation is largely occurring differently in each fintech segment so the usefulness of a broad open banking platform to provide relevant, quality data across investing, budgeting and mortgage is becoming more and more important.

“We’re entering an age in which – through open banking – consumers are increasingly comfortable sharing their personal financial data with third parties. And amid that “gold rush,” a slew of companies have popped up (mostly fintechs), promising to upend financial services, though they tend to focus on segments of financial life – investing, let’s say, or mortgages, or high-yield savings accounts.”

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