On 18 March 2015, HM Treasury published a report detailing the outcome to its call for evidence on the benefits of open data and data sharing in banking. The report specifies the actions that will be taken by the government to deliver an open standard for APIs. APIs will allow different pieces of software to interact with each other, making it easier for customers or fintech companies on behalf of customers to determine if customers can, for example, get a better deal with a different bank elsewhere. The report states that the government aims to set out a detailed framework for an open API standard by the end of 2015.

The report is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/413766/PU1793_Open_data_response.pdf