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News, Updates and Reporting

API.expert: State of the APIs, March 23-30, 2020

April is here (and sadly COVID-19 is likely to still be here for several months to come), so we gather together again to discuss the State of the APIs. We recently launched API.expert as a simple way to provide everybody with insights into the API economy and the leading APIs in different categories in particular. The basic service is free and will remain free, but other, related services will be built on top of it, including your very own API.expert dashboards if you want them!  Each week, month and year we’ll look at the APIs we track in a variety of sectors for their quality (using our patent pending CASC score) and other factors like uptime and availability.  If something is missing that you think should be here, don’t hesitate to drop us a line!  Now, onto what the last seven days and last month can tells us about where the world of APIs is in early 2020. API [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: News, Weekly Report|0 Comments

API Compliance Monitoring – Can you afford not to?

By |August 9th, 2018|Fintech, Opinion|

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 […]

Open Banking CMA9 API Performance Data CMA9 – July 2018

By |August 6th, 2018|Fintech, Monthly Report|

We first shared this on LinkedIn a few days ago, but it’s worth repeating here as this data is, we believe, fundamental to the success of CMA9 Open Banking API initiatives and the banks, ASPs and TPPs who are running them. Next we’re going to be diving into the core […]

CMA9 APIs: The Only Constant Is The Lack Of Consistency

By |June 15th, 2018|API Update, Fintech, Summary|

CMA9 APIs

Following on from our thoughts on SLOs and KPIs, we teased that we had some more data on CMA9 APIs. And here it is!

The approach we use is simple. We look at past performance and provide benchmarking against similar services […]

“Our Experience So Far” – FI.SPAN Talks APImetrics

By |June 6th, 2018|Case Studies|

FI.SPAN Talks APImetrics

At APImetrics, we enjoy hearing from our clients. So we were delighted to receive such a lovely note from Valery Novikov, Co-Founder and CTO of FI.SPAN.

FI.SPAN is a SOC compliant, cloud-native API orchestration platform that turns APIs […]

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

By |May 17th, 2018|News, Opinion|

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 […]

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 […]