HKMA publishes open API framework for Hong Kong banking sector and launches own open API

On 18 July 2018, the HKMA announced that it had concluded a consultation on its intended approach to open application programming interface (API) for the Hong Kong banking sector, and had published its final framework and implementation plan.

The open API is one of seven initiatives announced by the HKMA in September 2017 to bring Hong Kong into a “new era of smart banking”. Brief details of the consultation can be found in our briefing of February 2018.

The framework focuses at this stage on retail banking, but banks are welcome to extend the framework to other banking businesses as they consider appropriate. Please click here to read more.

 

William Hallatt
William Hallatt
Head of Financial Services Regulatory, Asia
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Hannah Cassidy
Hannah Cassidy
Partner, Hong Kong
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Valerie Tao
Valerie Tao
Professional Support Lawyer, Hong Kong
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