Blog 2018-03-30T14:03:59+00:00

News, Updates and Reporting

Why we monitor, and why you should to… CMA9 Open Banking Edition

Fresh from congratulating a UK CMA9 bank on keeping their V1 and V2 APIs going for a decent period beyond the February switchover, we had a deeper look to see if the two APIs performed differently. For the most part, they did not, in fact, they were almost identical, except for this period between May 1st and May 5. During that 5 day window the V2 API dramatically improved, speedwise, so we decided to take a look at that. Afterall, who wouldn't always want to have a faster API? The data showed that rather than actually getting faster, the API simply returned less data, rather than returning, as the regulations call for, all the ATMs in the United Kingdom, the API returned exactly 1 ATM, located at a branch in a town with an A in it. Essentially, for almost a week, the API was returning only one location. [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Opinion|0 Comments

New Features – Print to PDF for reports – Email Subscription controls

By | May 7th, 2018|Feature updates|

Email Controls

You can now set your email preferences from the alerting menu, this will automatically subscribe or unsubscribe you from the various email reporting options like weekly and daily reports, insights or alerts.

CMA9 OBIE UK Report, April. And a third of APIs still under perform.

By | May 4th, 2018|Fintech, Monthly Report, News|

CMA9 Competition and Markets Authority

In March, we published a report on the UK’s public CMA9 Open Banking APIs V2 from the OBIE. IN it, we found that more than 35% of the APIs offered were performing below our expected acceptable score […]

Equifax and AWS: How One Minor Thing Can Pull Down Performance

By | April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Equifax API

It’s always fascinating to us how your choice of Cloud Host can impact your performance. For example, we noticed some issues with the Equifax API we monitor. There are a lot of issues.

Over the last week alone, there have […]

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 […]