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More choices to make: Customer-centric products to rise in open finance framework

Oct 15, 2021, 7:05 AM
Rose De La Cruz

Rose De La Cruz

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Bank customers can now access their different accounts with just one financial institution, through the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Open Finance Framework through their collaboration and data sharing. But such data sharing will depend completely upon the customers’ desire.

BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said that greater access to consumer data will allow banks and third-party providers to tailor a broader array of financial products for clients such as banking products and services, investments, pension and insurance.

This as Diokno said the BSP’s open finance framework supports a consent-driven data sharing scheme for collaborative partnerships among incumbent financial institutions (FIs) and new players that adhere to the same standards of data security and privacy.

“The framework sees customers as owners of their transaction data, which can be shared if they wish to do so. With more data shared, FIs and third-party players are incentivized to adopt a customer-centric product development cycle,” Diokno explained during the recent European-Philippine Business Summit.
“For example, your main banking app can insert a feature that lets you add accounts from your other banks to help you monitor all your accounts. Your investing app can also let you add your bank account to let you see how much you can invest. This is the promise of open finance,” Diokno said.

With greater access to consumer data, banks and third-party providers could also tailor a broader array of financial products such as banking products and services, investments, pension, and insurance.

Issued in June this year under Circular No. 1122, the Open Finance Framework is a component of the BSP’s Digital Payments Transformation Roadmap, which aims to convert at least 50 percent of the total volume of retail payments into digital form and to onboard at least 70 percent of Filipino adults to the financial system.

Tags: #BSP, #OpenFinanceFramework, #datasharing, #collaboration, #banking


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