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API Compliance Monitoring – Can you afford not to?

In the rapidly expanding fields of Open Banking, where there are regulations driven by systems like the European Payment Services Directive, you have to prove your IT systems work as the regulations require – AND, just to add a little extra complexity, some of the dependencies might be entirely outside your control! But when it comes to API Compliance Monitoring, the dirty secret of most testing and DevOps strategies is that they’re more interested in being able to prove the IT systems are working at all than working the way they’re meant to be. Compliance - Can You Prove It? If an external regulator says you have to return, via API, all the records pertaining to a particular item or event, how do you prove that you’ve done it? If asked tomorrow to resolve a dispute raised by a regional ICO in Europe over failure to provide [...]

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Fintech, Opinion|0 Comments

PSD2: National Governments and Bodies Have The Final Say

By |April 9th, 2018|Fintech, News|

PSD2 is driven top-down by the European Commission and the European Banking Authority (EBA). But it is built bottom-up by the banks and other service providers themselves. And the Commission/EBA don’t regulate PSD2 providers. It’s the “national competent authorities.” In […]

Daily and Weekly Status Mails

By |April 7th, 2018|Feature updates, Housekeeping, Programming Notes|

We’ve now added one of the features that everybody has been asking for, daily and weekly alert status mails. The emails will initially cover the basics – the number of calls you’ve made, the number of APIs monitored and not monitored […]

CMA9: 35% of Banking APIs Miss Acceptable Performance Targets

By |April 2nd, 2018|Fintech, Monthly Report|

During the month of March, APImetrics monitored the quality of 102 CMA9 APIs, approximately 25 of these were V1 APIs, which were all deprecated during the month. Of the remaining V2 APIs, over a third of these APIs failed to meet the standard of good quality as measured by the

Active + Passive Monitoring = Rapid Problem Resolution

By |March 30th, 2018|Case Studies, Enterprise IT, Programming Tips|

Active + Passive Monitoring

We talk a lot about active and passive monitoring. Passive monitoring is how your stack and services are doing. Active is calling services externally like APImetrics does. But what does this mean in practise?

Let’s take a real example from […]