Alan Ainsworth is Head of Policy for the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) in the UK. OBIE has developed API Specifications, Customer Experience Guidelines and Operational Guidelines which enable account providers in Europe to meet their regulatory requirements to provide a dedicated interface for third party providers.
Alan has significant experience in payments and open data, both within retail banking and a global payments business. Most of his recent career has been spent in Government Relations, where he dealt extensively with the EU’s Interchange Fee Regulation, the revised Payment Services Directive and the UK’s move to a cheque imaging system.
Head of Policy, OBIE