A new era with Open Banking
Open Banking is an innovative way for you to manage your finances to meet your lifestyle needs. Available through our online services, you can make payments directly and shop around for new products and services. Open Banking gives you financial freedom and flexibility, providing you with greater choice and control over your money and financial information, helping you manage your money easily and efficiently.
We are one of nine UK Banks/Building Societies who are building a digital framework to allow organisations other than us to create new payment methods, new financial services and products and connect with our banking systems.
The Open Banking ecosystem will be used by Third Party Providers (known as ‘TPPs’), who use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to access customers’ accounts in order to provide account information services and/or to initiate payments.
How will Open Banking help me?
You can make payments directly from your Bank account.
If you’re buying something online from a retailer or other provider they may offer you the option to pay directly from your bank account using a TPP, meaning you don’t have to input your debit or credit card details.
Shop around for new products and services
Think about the last time you were shopping around for a new financial product or service. Open Banking allows you to give access TPPs to view your account information, to enable them to tailor a product or service to meet your needs.
How can I access Open Banking?
To do this you need access to your personal or business account through our online service.
However, how you choose to bank is personal to you. Open Banking may not be for everyone, it’s your choice to use or not.
Staying safe and secure
We use high levels of industry standard security to ensure you can access your accounts with utmost confidence, and Open Banking runs on robust technology using APIs, designed with your security foremost in mind.
If you decide to use a TPP you will be redirected to a secure Allied Irish Bank (GB) website and asked to verify your identity by logging in. You will then authorise the sharing of your information or make a payment to that particular TPP. Find out more about how to stay safe with TPPs on our Security Centre.
You will always be in control. You will decide which TPPs, if any, can access your accounts, for how long and what they can do to meet your needs. It is vitally important that you trust the TPP you are using.
Managing my Open Banking
If you are using a TPP to share your account information you can manage this section in the following ways.
Online Banking users can do this through the 'Shared Account Management' option within Online Banking.
You will be able to view a list of the companies you have provided access to, together with what information you have shared.
Of course, you can remove access at any stage by instructing your TPP or alternatively undertake this yourself through Online Banking or iBB. Information on how to do this is on our Security Centre.
Performance and availability statistics
The performance and availability statistics of our dedicated interface can be found here.
The following abbreviations have been used:
- AISP – Account information service provider
- PISP – Payment initiation service provider
- CBPII – Card-based payment instrument issuer
Help and guidance
Talk to us
Online Banking users can simply call Phoneline Banking on 0345 793 0000† log in and choose option zero (0) and we will be happy to help you. We are available between 8am and 12am (Midnight), 7 days a week.
iBB users can simply call our iBB Customer Support team on 0345 241 1871† between 8:30am and 5:30pm and we will be happy to help you.
† Calls may be recorded. Call charges may vary - refer to your service provider.