90-day re-auth is gone, data access is solved - but what next?

In a major step forward for Open Banking, the FCA has ruled that users need no longer re-authenticate their connected accounts every 90 days. Here's what that means for Open Banking.

5 steps to maximise your Open Banking adoption

Great UX can help your users understand the value of Open Banking, especially as it is still in its infancy in the public financial services industry. YouGov’s research has identified that the key barriers in using Open Banking are security and misuse of data. Applying good UX and behavioural science theory is crucial to reducing these perceived barriers. In this article we will give Bud’s top 5 tips to improve conversion in your user journeys.

Custom Insights in Signal

I recently wrote about how we’ve added more insights in Signal, our user-level financial intelligence engine that helps clients deliver personalised services. But we don’t want clients to be limited by what we dream up, we want them to have full flexibility to customise and build on the platform. To do this, we’ve developed Custom Insights.

How to maximise Open Banking adoption using UX principles

Covid has accelerated the adoption of Open Banking services with OBIE reporting the doubling of users in just 6 months to 2 million people.

The Bud Design Principles

Bud is driven by one mission: to create the world’s most compelling financial data products. We share the belief that our designs need to be elegant, intuitive and inclusive in order to supp...

Meet “Customer Characteristics” - new insights rolling out on the Bud platform

A few months ago we launched a groundbreaking new piece of technology within the Bud platform. We called it Signal, a user-level financial intelligence engine that helps clients deliver personalised services with transaction data.

Beyond Regulation: The case for Open Banking in Buy Now, Pay Later

Regulation is coming. We know that and yet even if that weren’t true, the case for deploying Open Banking tech as a Buy Now, Pay Later provider is compelling. It is a case with three key components - Fraud prevention, risk mitigation, and opportunity cost.

Buy now, pay later, affordability and the path to regulation

It's been more than 6 months since the HM treasury promised regulation for the BNPL sector. Here's how we think that will shape up and how Open Banking can help BNPL providers comply without breaking their UX.

The £900m opportunity unlocked by Open Banking coming in October

The October price cap rise for electricity and gas will make it easy for those with access to transaction data to identify customers on basic utility tariffs and will provide the impetus for switching.

Open Banking for affordability: The 4 key components of a successful implementation

Bud has been hard at work delivering affordability solutions to some of the world's leading banks this past year. Each client is unique but there have been a number of common factors that consistently affected the speed and success of the project. Successful projects had a clear business case driven by a well-defined problem, a focus on user experience, a pragmatic roadmap, and clear stakeholder alignment.

Beyond Open Banking 2021: Navigating the post-pandemic landscape

Open Banking and the transaction dataset that it unlocks, present solutions tailor-made to address the problems created by the pandemic. In this year’s Beyond Open Banking report, we explore the hows and whys of that solution. 

Bud named a “Leader” in The Forrester New Wave: Open Banking Intermediaries, Q1 2021 Report

In Forrester's first wave report into the Open Banking Space, Bud has been named a leader with "differentiated" value-added services and more.

How we’re working with ANZ in New Zealand to increase transparency and streamline the lending process.

We're delighted to be able to announce that ANZ has chosen to partner with Bud to increase transparency and streamline its lending processes.

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