API Standardization Industry Group

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Participation in the API Standardization Industry Group is open to any payments industry participant looking to play a part in the transformation of the financial services industry through API standardization. Leaders from financial institutions, businesses, fintech companies, service providers, and standards organizations are all welcome to join the API Standardization Industry Group.* 

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* Note: API Standardization Industry Group participants are also expected to be members of the Payments Innovation Alliance. If not a current Alliance Member, learn more about Membership here.

Many payments providers and leading financial services firms have been using APIs to broaden and enhance services, increase automation and strengthen security. But without standardization these businesses and financial services firms cannot reap the full the potential of APIs. API standardization can help improve the safety and transparency of transactions, increase efficiencies and speed of communications, and enhance support of payments innovations.

In an environment where speed, automation, security and reach are key drivers for business decisions, now is an excellent time to explore how API standardization can benefit the payments ecosystem and advance the financial services industry.

Payments Innovation Alliance and API Standardization Industry Group

In recognition of the importance of API standardization for the U.S. financial services industry, the Payments Innovation Alliance, is proud to sponsor the API Standardization Industry Group (ASIG). This diverse group will include leadership from financial institutions, fintech companies, businesses, service providers, standards organizations and others. Its mission will be to further efforts to standardize the use of APIs in the U.S. financial industry. 

Participant Roster

API Playbook

To that end, the main goal of the API Standardization Industry Group will be to develop an “API Playbook.”  The “Playbook” will serve as a tool to assist financial institutions, businesses, fintech companies and other industry stakeholders with the creation of a standardized API ecosystem that can enhance support of the payments and business needs of industry participants. 


May 17-18, 2017
NACHA Offices
Herndon, VA
Meeting Summary Report

August 24, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Meeting Summary Report

October 11, 2017
Westin New York at Times Square
New York City, NY

February 28, 2018
YouTube Campus​
San Bruno, CA​
Meeting Summary Report

April 29, 2018
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

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