Why Canada Needs Open Finance

Open Finance vs. Open Banking

While open banking specifically deals with banking information, open finance considers multiple other data sources such as insurance, investments, consumer credit and mortgages. 

Open Finance is the next step beyond Open Banking, enabling access and sharing of consumer data to even more financial products and services — not just banking. This includes loans, consumer credit, investments, and pensions. It also enables wider integration of financial data with non-financial industries, such as healthcare and government. In Open Finance, consumers grant trusted third parties access to their financial footprint for better experiences and personalized solutions to improve financial wellness.

Open Finance vs. Open Banking

Why is Open Finance Important?

Open Finance puts the consumer in control of their data. It also means that companies, financial and otherwise, can build and offer solutions to consumers that help them understand and manage their financial lives better. And, it provides a foundation that gives consumers and financial providers better access, visibility, and control into who has access to financial data.

These new alternative sources of non-bank financial information can also help financial innovators get a wider view of the population’s real financial activity and needs. One that actually describes their daily transactions, even if they don’t take place in a bank. As a result,  more relevant and tailored services can be created for both Canadian consumers and SMEs. 

How can Open Finance help Insurance?

Open Finance is about more than banking, it is about the entire ecosystem and the ability to digitally provide information, securely, and across trusted partners.  For Insurance, Insurers would have the ability with Open Finance to follow the initial visit at their health care provider to the successful rebate of any fees through customer permissioned links.

How can Open Finance help Wealth?

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Key Milestones in Canada

Open Finance aims to give Canadians greater control over their financial data and be better equipped to manage their wealth. It will improve Canadians’ financial outcomes by providing access to modern financial solutions, such as budgeting, savings and spending tools. It will also benefit small businesses by helping to streamline operations and by providing faster access to credit. Open Finance will make all Canadian’s wealthier through better financial planning, easier money management and safer financial control.

Open Finance aims to give Canadians greater control over their financial data and be better equipped to manage their wealth. It will improve Canadians’ financial outcomes by providing access to modern financial solutions, such as budgeting, savings and spending tools. It will also benefit small businesses by helping to streamline operations and by providing faster access to credit. Open Finance will make all Canadian’s wealthier through better financial planning, easier money management and safer financial control.

Open Finance aims to give Canadians greater control over their financial data and be better equipped to manage their wealth. It will improve Canadians’ financial outcomes by providing access to modern financial solutions, such as budgeting, savings and spending tools. It will also benefit small businesses by helping to streamline operations and by providing faster access to credit. Open Finance will make all Canadian’s wealthier through better financial planning, easier money management and safer financial control.

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