International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, data, and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC EMEA on Twitter at @ IDC_EMEA.
Vendorcom Europe is a multi-stakeholder business community that connects seekers, solvers and shapers in the European payments industry. It has helped shape the collaborative/competitive landscape in payments since launching in 2003 and has developed its reputation over the past 15 years by establishing itself as Europe’s definitive forum for keeping in touch with the what’s what and the who’s who in payments. It is the most trusted, independent forum for suppliers and users of payment systems in Europe.
Vendorcom is as a single point of authoritative, credible, independent information and is the focal point for organisations who are part of, or want to engage with, the European Payments Community and are seeking to understand the dynamics of this diverse sector and its widespread national and regional variances.
A global company
Findexable is a real-time fintech data company established to reinvent fintech research by tracking fintech activity globally – by using real time, automated data-gathering techniques and a proprietary algorithm to track, rank and benchmark the fintech ecosystem worldwide.
A global Index
The Global Fintech Index (GFI) by Findexable is the first real-time ranking of all cities worldwide where there is a cluster or communities of fintech organisations. The GFI provides a dynamic comparison and benchmarking between cities, regions, countries and fintech companies. It is objective and unmoderated: the rankings are determined and updated using our proprietary algorithm. It is digital and real-time, using open data & data sharing to create a continuously updated index.
A global mission
Findexable and the GFI are designed to highlight opportunities and drive transparency across the ecosystem. By benchmarking fintech development across different regions worldwide, we are on a mission to help innovators, financial institutions, government and investors understand how innovation is evolving, where to invest, and what it takes to build a thriving, progressive fintech ecosystem.
The Financial Data and Technology Association is a global association for financial services companies operating in fintech. Our members provide innovative financial applications and services to empower customers to make better decisions and take fuller control of their financial lives across all their accounts, credit cards, loans and investments. We seek to work with government, regulatory authorities and the financial services industry in our mission to open up the financial sector all over the world to the benefits of financial data and technology.
Finance Edge is delighted to be part of the steering committee of Open Banking Excellence.
Open Banking Excellence is an established and trusted community of people looking to raise awareness about how making bank data accessible for third parties would benefit customers. Our mission is to be the authentic voice representing a global movement of like-minded experts who through collaboration provide technical, regulatory and legal insight into Open Banking and its wider implications for a dynamic and innovative financial sector.
Open Banking Europe (OBE) is a PRETA initiative launched in June 2017 with the aim of fostering innovation, competition and efficiency to increase consumer choice and enhance security for online payments in the EU.
Open Banking Europe brings market players together to turn regulatory requirements into operational reality. To this end, OBE is working on providing the industry with PSD2 directory services.
Throughout 2019 various transport / mobility and data specialists came together to form the Open Transport initiative. They worked to deliver two draft API specifications, one a transport account data interoperability standard and the other the design for a centralised transport operator information look-up (a directory service, giving the URL of each transport / mobility provider’s account API).
On the 3rd January 2020, following a wide-reaching peer review and feedback period, these specifications became a ratified Open Standard and made publicly available. Thus, allowing the transportation and mobility industry to freely use them without conditions.
Our longer term aim is that transport authorities (central and local government), transport operating companies and their software vendors all recognise the customer value that this openness brings to the entire industry and therefore implement it at early as is feasibly possible….before it becomes legalisation.
This work is available here (https://opentransport.co.uk) and is now overseen by Open Transport Technology, a not-for-profit organisation set-up to manage and develop any changes to the Open Standards and help with their adoption.
An international initiative to initiate, coordinate and lead the activities progressing the adoption of Open Insurance around the world.
OPIN is an industry driven initiative allowing for data to be securely shared with third parties using open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
Prepaid International Forum (PIF) is the not-for-profit industry body representing organisations who are regulated under e-money and payment services legislation and who operate in the high-growth prepaid and fintech sectors.
Prepaid technology underpins a vast range of financial services, from everyday payment accounts and challenger bank accounts to corporate incentive and expense management solutions. Driven by a belief that prepaid delivers a wealth of social and financial benefits to the public and private sectors, PIF was formed with a mission to protect and advance prepaid as a driving force for innovation in financial services.