Fintech companies are increasing their commitment to digital, real-time and contactless payments during the pandemic to meet rising demand.
Open banking has been slow to take off in the U.S., but now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced it will release Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on this topic by December, that could be set to change.
BBVA USA today announced that it is collaborating with Google to offer consumers a digital bank account through Google Pay, continuing its focus on innovation in the financial industry. For BBVA, the collaboration was made possible thanks to its decades-long focus on digital transformation and innovation, specifically its open banking initiative, BBVA Open Platform, that enables the bank and its partners to acquire and engage customers by embedding financial products that create powerful consumer value propositions.
The time and money spent processing payments and receivables is particularly burdensome during a global pandemic, when it is critical for companies to have more control of their daily cash flow, better working capital management and the ability to maintain the health of their supply chain.