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Are you ready for open banking?

At GoCardless, we’re using open banking to make Direct Debit real-time and provide a data-rich experience for both our merchants and their customers.

Find out how open banking could impact your payments strategy.

Are you ready for open banking?
Are you ready for open banking?
What is open banking?
What is open banking?

What is open banking?

Open banking, also known as the Consumer Data Right (CDR), is an Australian government initiative to drive competition and the development of new financial products and services. 

These regulation-led changes required banks to open up their data and formed the broader term ‘open banking’ that we use today. 

Find out how open banking could improve your payment strategy.

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What is the New Payments Platform (NPP)?
What is the New Payments Platform (NPP)?

What is the New Payments Platform (NPP)?

The New Payments Platform (NPP) was introduced in 2018 to facilitate instant bank-to-bank transfers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It provides a fast, flexible and data-rich payments system that enables Australian consumers, businesses and government agencies to make real-time data-rich payments between accounts at participating Australian financial institutions. As well as the core NPP fast payments infrastructure, NPP Australia developed the centralised addressing service, PayID, and is now working with the financial services industry to launch PayTo, a new way for payer customers to pre-authorise payments from bank accounts.

PayTo is set to modernise the way bank accounts are used for payments, underpinning innovation in the sector for years to come.

New - Collect one-off payments seamlessly (GBP only)

GoCardless has launched its first open-banking powered product available for GBP scheme. Instant Bank Pay enables you to make first-time payments, account top-ups and even one-off charges easy and fast with instant confirmation. Powered by open banking it's and designed to complement GoCardless bank debit.

Currently only available for businesses in the UK. This means if you're an Australian HQ'd business with merchants in UK&I paying in GBP, you can access this revolutionary payment method.

Ask us about getting early access to Instant Bank Pay.

Useful open banking resources

  • How open banking is reinvigorating Australia’s payments ecosystem

    The Consumer Data Right (CDR) scheme is the first open banking initiative designed to give Australians greater control and transparency over how their financial data is used.

    In the early stages of the CDR roll-out, the conversation has largely been centred on the benefits for consumers. However... Continue reading ->

  • Open banking has arrived, but without consumer trust, it’s going nowhere

    In July 2020, Australia saw the first iteration of open banking in the form of the Consumer Data Right (CDR), allowing customers of the big four banks to securely share their financial data with accredited third-party fintechs and other financial institutions. 

    The CDR scheme is a significant milestone... Continue reading ->

  • Open banking: Everything you need to know

    A term used to describe the process of banks and other financial institutions opening up data for anyone to access, use and share.

    Don’t worry - it’s not as unsafe as that description might make it sound. Banks are effectively putting in place the infrastructure...  Continue reading ->

Are you ready for open banking?

Speak to our team of experts to find out how open banking and the New Payments Platform could impact your payments stategy.