APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) enable applications and websites to speak each other’s language and trade information. You use them when you sign in to a website with your Facebook or Twitter account, and soon you’ll be able to use them to ask your Alexa or Google Home what your Starling account balance is.
At Starling, we believe the customer’s data is their own, and that transparency and choice among financial products is key to helping them to lead healthy financial lives. We’ve opened our APIs and built a PSD2-ready open banking platform that’s purpose built to give the power back to the customer; this launched last week.
To celebrate, we held our first ever Hackathon.