How API Is Revolutionizing Finance Industry?

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What is an API?

An application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. It’s a way of building digital systems that can communicate with one another. Rather than using conventional methods to manipulate data and content, an API uses standardized formats and protocols to transfer data so that different programs can read and write in inconsistent ways. For example, suppose you’re reading news from the USA today on your Android phone and want to show your Facebook friends what you’re reading — instead of copy-pasting all the information into Facebook. In that case, you need to click on the share button and then click on the share on Facebook option. It will automatically share your news onto Facebook without any manual work by you. It is how APIs help integrate things seamlessly.

The Benefits of APIs in Financial Services

Better Functionality, Transparency, and Control: APIs give users access to many powerful functionalities — which is especially valuable when they can put that functionality toward financial planning. An application programming interface (API) acts as a communications channel between two systems at its most basic level. It’s how one program talks to another.

Applications of APIs in Financial Services

The Advantages of Integrating Businesses via APIs in FinTech: One area where APIs have found a home is financial services. Financial service organizations have long depended on IT systems for their business. As more of these organizations become digital-focused, they increasingly find great value in integrating across different verticals and companies with APIs.

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