The bLink ecosystem is growing. After UBS, Credit Suisse and ZKB, St.Galler Kantonalbank (SGKB) has now also joined the platform. “Our banking services are to be available not only via our own front ends, such as e-banking, but also via front ends from third parties. For a bank of our size, bLink is the ideal platform to efficiently open up in this way,” says Sven Bruss, Head of Open Banking at St.Galler Kantonalbank.
OpenWealth: Pioneering Work in Open Finance
Successful Cooperation between Swisscom and SIX
St.Galler Kantonalbank’s connection to bLink is the result, among other things, of the successful technical cooperation between Swisscom and SIX. “In this pilot project, we have increased the interoperability of our two complementary platform offerings, Open Business Hub (OBH, Swisscom) and bLink (SIX),” explains Sven Siat, Head of Connectivity at SIX and responsible for bLink. In the implementation of the OpenWealth interfaces, St.Galler Kantonalbank therefore benefited from a holistic and coordinated process. “From integration into the core banking system by Swisscom to bLink contracting through to digital consent management as a foundation for the data exchange, cooperation with Swisscom allows a great many Swiss banks to benefit from efficient implementation of ecosystem-based projects.” Since September, there has also been an additional technical partnership between Inventx and SIX.