In an era where economic growth and rapid change converge, the MENA region emerges as a pivotal force in the global open banking movement. However, beneath the allure of innovation lies a labyrinth of challenges, from regulatory requirements to the strategic transformation of banks.
Industry experts Brendan Jones (Konsentus) and Dr. Matthias Biehl (Software AG) shared their thoughts on what it takes for banks to be successful as open banking and open finance are implemented in the region:
- The drivers and different approaches to implementation in the larger Gulf region
- Best practices for overcoming barriers to entry
- Regulatory vs. voluntary APIs and monetisation of open banking APIs