Warren Mead, Partner, Global Co-Head of Fintech, KPMG, comments:
“There are no great surprises from today’s CMA bank report, but implementing it will be a difficult task. Many of the timelines set will be challenging for Banks, which are already having to cope with significant infrastructure change, tech developments, regulation and of course, Brexit. Open API holds a world of potential for consumer engagement and choice but the infrastructure and security challenges are vast, overcoming them by 2018 is a tall order. It’s important that security is put ahead of speed, as the consequences of getting it wrong are too great.”
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