Metro Bank Chooses Apigee's API Platform for Digital Innovation
We’re excited to announce that Metro Bank, a leading UK bank, has selected Apigee to power its compliance with PSD2 and build a platform for digital innovation.
When founded in 2010, Metro Bank was the first high street bank (what might be called a “community” or Main Street bank in the U.S.) to launch in the U.K. in over 100 years. The bank’s focus has been to offer unparalleled levels of service and convenience, through whichever channel customers choose—whether that’s in a branch, online, by phone, or through an app.
PSD2 mandates that by January 2018, approximately 5,000 financial institutions across Europe must provide open access to customer, transaction, and payment information via APIs. This, alongside the opportunity for digital innovation, extra speed and agility, were key drivers in the bank’s push for an API platform.
An API platform will support Metro Bank with processes from on-boarding partners faster to providing new experiences and offerings for its customers.
“At Metro Bank we are focused on making banking easier for our customers. The Apigee platform offers us the ability to partner with many organisations quickly and build compelling digital products and experiences for our fans," said Paul Riseborough, chief commercial officer at Metro Bank.