Identifying API Use Cases:

BANKING INDUSTRY

Explore business drivers and compelling use cases for APIs in Banking

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Lightwell IBM Platinum Business Partner

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Many banks and financial institutions are planning their journey and participation in the API economy. One of the most common questions from companies starting the journey is about the potential use cases within their industry. This ebook focuses on several objectives: ‚Äč

Identifying the common business drivers for API initiatives

Identifying the common business drivers for API initiatives

describing an API identification methodology

Describing an API identification methodology 

Supplying banking-specific examples using the methodology

Supplying banking-specific examples using the methodology

Discussing the current state of regulatory requirements and industry standards

Discussing the current state of regulatory requirements and industry standards

Providing recommendations for starting an API initiative

Providing recommendations for starting an API initiative

 

Determining an API economy strategy and planning a roadmap have several significant benefits:

Consolidation and Standardizing APIs

Consolidating and standardizing common APIs—or simply business services—within an organization

Lowering costs of operations

Lowering cost of operations by having a central repository and index of enterprise business services such as retrieve credit score

identifying a partnership ecosystem - APIs

Identifying a partnership ecosystem—especially outside your own industry—to formulate new value-add products and services to be more competitive

Accelerating digital projects and improving time to market

Accelerating digital projects and improving time to market with safe, quick access to business services by both internal and external parties

defining a new business model for monetization - APIs

Defining a new business model for monetization purposes such as a mobile marketplace; that is, curating your company’s business capabilities aggregated with your partners’ business capabilities to provide a diverse range of related or complementary services

This ebook is intended for business and IT leadership in the banking industry interested in jump-starting API initiatives by learning about industry use cases.

API Identification Methodology
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API Identification Methodology

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Identifying API Use Cases in the Banking Industry

Industry Standards and Regulatory Requirements
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Industry Standards and Regulatory Requirements

API Banking Industry Closing Thoughts
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Closing Thoughts and Recommendations