River view, Myanmar. Photo by Phyu Aye Pwint, 2017 CGAP Photo Contest Photo by Phyu Aye Pwint, 2017 CGAP Photo Contest
Open APIs can be good for business and for financial inclusion

Open APIs can benefit financial services providers in several ways. In the short term, they can attract customers, increase activity rates and generate new revenue streams. Longer term, they can strategically position providers at the center of emerging digital ecosystems. Since APIs make it easier for innovators to build an array of apps and other products that rely on financial services, customers benefit from greater competition and access to a wider array of services. Learn more in the blog and publication below.


Many industries have seen businesses grow after opening APIs. Learn why open APIs could also be a boon for financial services providers in emerging markets.
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