Banking & Financial Services
Digital transformation continues disrupting banking & financial services, demanding a cultural shift in Fintech.
Digital payments, card less transactions, mobile deposits and other self-service options in both Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) markets are forcing banks and financial service organizations to transition to Open Source. Consumers’ demands are requiring the Fintech industry to be more strategic, efficient and comprehensive to compete in an aggressive, global, 24/7/365 marketplace, manage increasing data storage and comply with mandated regulations that require transparency. For example, banks are implementing standardized Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to power even their most basic services with Open Source running ATMs, mobile banking apps, Bitcoin, blockchain and an array of additional digital services.
As Open Source technology solutions become the norm, banks and financial companies are shifting to “as a Service” industries. Banks are introducing more digital products. Financial firms are leveraging Open Source Software (OSS) to develop customer-centric tools and discovering it is significantly easier to do today than compared to the past.
As a result of this movement towards Open Source, just about any company has the capability to offer financial services. As further evidence we are transitioning into an open world, the number of global, open banking customers is expected to grow at an average annual rate of nearly 50% with nearly 64 million users by 2024, according to Statista.
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Here’s what a few of our Banking & Financial members are up to:
Alibaba integrates blockchain into its cross-border eCommerce platform, which is one of the largest digital platforms that sells imported goods in China. Alibaba Cloud offers a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) which supports Hyperledger.
Ally Financial — the only 100% online-only bank — serves 9 billion customers who rely on digital banking.
Ant Group is the parent company of China’s largest digital payment platform, Alipay. The business uses AntChain blockchain-based tech solutions, and its Open Source projects are the most active among Chinese enterprises.
Barclays OIN membership signals its focus on addressing Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) threats and its engagement with Intellectual Property (IP)-focused initiatives.
Square is built on Open Source code with major tech companies relying on its software to connect their entire businesses.
Stripe builds economic infrastructure for the Internet to increase the platform’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
TD Bank relies on Open Source tools and digital automation to improve customers’ experiences. It added a Twitter chatbot into its communications and adopted Amazon’s Alexa to offer voice banking to customers.
Tencent subsidiaries specialize in Internet-related services and products, entertainment and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company uses Open Source technology and has over 100 Open Source projects.
Uber provides a portfolio of financial services to its drivers, including real-time earnings deposited after every ride into a fee-free account.
U.S. Bank serves millions of customers locally, nationally and globally. It has been recognized for its approach to digital innovation, social responsibility, and customer service, including being named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies and Fortune’s most admired superregional bank.
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What our members say
For more than 160 years, Heidelberg has been a leading provider of a spectrum of printing technologies used by the most respected print shops in the industry. We recognize the value of open source innovation in our firmware and increasingly sophisticated document management systems. By joining OIN, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation and supporting it with patent non-aggression in Linux and adjacent technologies.
We remain focused on leveraging the best technologies for our platforms and are excited to join the Open Invention Network (OIN), that supports protection from patent infringement claims for the greater good of the wider innovation community.
Tencent is committed to offering high-quality, Internet-based services from social, games and digital content to mobile payment, cloud services, Internet financial services and smart retail solutions, among many others. Linux and open source are critical elements in the technologies that we are developing to provide these services. By joining the Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation, and supporting it with patent non-aggression in Linux.
Openness and sharing are the sources of innovation. Alibaba is excited to join Open Invention Network and share our cutting edge innovations with industry leaders.
“As we build a better experience for our clients, open source can be a significant innovation enabler for the platforms and applications we build and integrate. We’re proud to join the Open Invention Network and support its role in protecting open source software from patent risk.”
UnionPay focuses on Fintech innovation and is committed to building an open platform that provides integrated payment services with global influence. Under the frame of legal and regulatory compliance, we are pleased to provide service and conduct active cooperation. We look forward to working with OIN and community members to protect our global business and the open source projects that encourage innovation.
“We recognize the value in shared innovation, a fundamental characteristic of open source communities. In addition to joining OIN, Square is one of the founders of the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a collaborative consortium in which members pledge not to use their crypto technology patents, except for defensive purposes. Our participation in the OIN community demonstrates our commitment to support collaborative technology development.”
“We have an unrelenting focus to put customers at the center of what we do. Incorporating open source software is one of the ways we implement the best technologies in our systems to deliver services and experiences that our customers value and trust. At U.S. Bank, we are committed to technology innovation, and we are proud to join the Open Invention Network and support its role in protecting open source software.”
Alibaba and Ant congratulate Open Invention Network on this impressive milestone. OIN has taken a leadership role and worked tirelessly to improve intellectual property protection for Linux system and open source software. Alibaba and Ant look forward to continued partnership with OIN and the international open source community to foster innovation and reduce IP risks.
“RBC recognizes open source as a significant enabler of innovation and it was important for us to join the Open Invention Network and support its role in protecting Linux system open source software from patent litigation risk.”