Sibos 2019 - We keep you posted!

This year we focus on three relevant and hot topics: Instant Payments, Open Banking and Future Developments. We will create a special series of Sibos-related blogs around these topics, based on presentations and panel discussions that will take place during Sibos. We invite you to read these interesting insights.

SIBOS 2019 day 1: New challenges due to Open Banking and the benefits of Instant Payments

The first day of Sibos showed that stakeholders in the market have embraced the importance of APIs.  APIs play a crucial role in enabling customer data to third parties in the age of Open Banking. This means that APIs are no longer seen as a difficult technical matter, but as a crucial building block for the future. 
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Looking ahead to Sibos 2019: five questions to Tom Nijenhuis

Tom Nijenhuis, Division Manager Corporate Affairs at equensWorldline, will attend several sessions and discussions, collect interesting views and will share his insights via live blogging from London. And he's looking forward to it! Are you interested to see and hear what are the expectations for Sibos, and which topics have our special attention?
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‘The SPL scheme could be seen as a possible building block towards the development of pan-European payment solutions’

In this blog Christophe Godefroi, Senior Expert Standards and New Developments at the European Payments Council (EPC), talks about where we stand with the SPL scheme and what the value of this scheme is. 
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Nordea was one of the first banks to open up to fintechs: ‘We treat developers as customers’

Finnish bank Nordea was one of the first banks to launch a fully functional development portal. Now, more than 4.500 fintechs are using the test environment (sandbox) in the portal.. Liisa Kanniainen, Strategic Partner at Nordea, explains the challenges and learnings that Nordea encountered.
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Mallekoote on the Dutch implementation of instant payments: ‘The commitment of the banks was crucial’

Six months after the moment that seven banks in the Netherlands switched to instant payments, this payment method is fully operational. CEO Piet Mallekoote of the Dutch Payments Association talks about the challenges and learnings of this large-scale implementation.
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‘Development of instant payments is supporting a progressive integration of European payment structures’

The impact of PSD2 and Open Banking is not yet as striking as Jean Clavel expected years ago. “Impact at scale is taking more time than we thought”, says the Managing Director & Partner of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) about new developments driven by PSD2. 
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Head of Sibos Chantal van Es: ‘The value of face-to-face meetings in the finance world still holds true today’

In late September, Sibos will arrive in London, one of the financial centres of the world. It is the first time that this annual banking and financial conference, organised by SWIFT, takes place in the English capital. 
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