Finicity Announces Secure Data Access Agreement With Brex
- Finicity Extends Direct API Integrations to Fintechs; Will Allow Brex Customers to More Easily and Securely Permission Data with Third-Party Apps and Services
Finicity, a Mastercard company and leading provider of open banking solutions, announced that it has signed a data access agreement with Brex, a company that is reimagining financial systems so every growing business can realize their full potential. Through this agreement, Finicity is extending its leadership in direct data access through the use of an application programming interface (API) to fintechs as data stewards.
“Finicity has been collaborating in earnest with financial institutions in signing data access agreements with banks and other traditional financial institutions. With our agreement with Brex, we are now extending our approach to fintechs”
Brex customers will now be able to securely link their accounts to apps that use Finicity’s secure data network. For example, a Brex customer may direct their accounting app to automatically receive their Brex account transactions, or even permission a review of their cash flow to establish a line of credit to grow their business.
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“Finicity has been collaborating in earnest with financial institutions in signing data access agreements with banks and other traditional financial institutions. With our agreement with Brex, we are now extending our approach to fintechs,” said Finicity CEO and Co-founder Steve Smith. “We look forward to working with Brex in pioneering the way financial data is utilized to help businesses grow and achieve their goals.”
Finicity and Brex use the Financial Data Exchange (FDX) API standard, which leverages OAuth 2, a standard for securely authenticating and authorizing account access. OAuth eliminates the need for account holders to share their login credentials with third parties when permissioning the use of their data.
“Growing companies need to move fast, which requires the ability to integrate their financial accounts with their external software,” said Yelena Reznikova, Director of Product Partnerships at Brex. “We partnered with Finicity so that our customers can seamlessly connect their Brex accounts to their existing software stack and scale their business faster.”
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Founded in 2017, Brex is a fintech company that offers business credit cards and cash management accounts, allowing growing businesses to more easily make payments, collect payments and access credit.
Finicity has established relationships with a wide variety of service and application providers that allow individuals and organizations to better understand, manage, and control financial processes—everything from budgeting, payments, and borrowing to transacting, investing, and lending. Finicity works with many of the most popular PFM (personal financial management) tools available on the market today, as well as many of the largest lenders and innovative payment providers, among a wide variety of other services.