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Product reference data sharing obligations commence for ADIs

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Sydney, 1 October 2020 – Mandatory product reference data sharing obligations commenced today for non-major authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs), covering non-major banks, building societies and credit unions, and the non-primary brands of the major banks.

In compliance with the relevant laws, Rules and Data Standards for the Consumer Data Right (CDR), Cuscal has partnered with a number of clients, including Australian Unity Bank Limited, Bank Australia Limited and Bank of Sydney Ltd, to develop solutions that support compliance with product reference data obligations.

Commenting on clients achieving compliance with the first stage of CDR obligations, Cuscal CCO Bianca Bates said:

Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been able to work closely with our clients to successfully implement solutions supporting the disclosure of product reference data to the market. In some cases services have been implemented within as little as three weeks, ensuring clients have been able to comply with the timelines set by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

We are proud that Australian Unity, Bank Australia and Bank of Sydney chose to partner with Cuscal to deliver this first Open Banking milestone and look forward to supporting them, and our other clients, unlock data to capture new opportunities for growth created by the CDR.

About Cuscal’s Open Banking services
Cuscal’s product reference data APIs form the foundations of a larger economy-wide Collaborative Data Exchange platform that Cuscal is developing in partnership with clients. The Collaborative Data Exchange will provide clients with a modular and flexible service that takes care of CDR compliance obligations and also unlocks greater data enablement opportunities.

Cuscal’s vision is to offer clients a simplified, modular and scalable technology platform that is extensible and interoperable across industries and partners, providing clients the freedom to:

  • implement their organisational data strategies and ambitions;
  • unlock legacy data stores to ensure greater flexibility regarding the use of existing data;
  • combine existing data with external sources, including cross-industry information, to derive valuable customer insights that support the delivery of personalised customer experiences;
  • build on platform functionality and apply APIs to novel new use cases with minimal capital investment and business disruption; and
  • innovate and partner with third parties of their choice to offer new data enabled experiences to customers.

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Jo Savill,

Get set for Open Banking

Image showing the KPMG, King & Wood Mallesons and Cuscal logos with the headline Open Banking

Open Banking is the first step towards an ‘open data’ future where organisations and people are all part of a robust ‘data economy’.

Open Banking is set to launch in Australia, which will see customers have greatly improved access to, and control over, their own data, all backed by the new Consumer Data Right (CDR). Open Banking is the first step in what will inevitably be an ‘open data’ future – in which institutions and customers are all part of a robust ‘data economy’.

In this Open Banking white paper Cuscal, KPMG and King & Wood Mallesons explore:

  • What lessons can be learned from international experiences
  • Why the customer should be at the core of any Open Banking-related strategy
  • The strategic opportunities Open Banking and open data present
  • The steps needed to be compliant
  • The partnership potential

Open banking specialists from Cuscal, KPMG and King & Wood Mallesons held a public webcast on Monday, 25 March 2019 to discuss the white paper and related open banking issues. The webcast features:

  • Bianca Bates, Chief Client Officer from Cuscal
  • Nathan Curchward, Head of Product, Emerging Services from Cuscal
  • Scott Farrell, Partner from King & Wood Mallesons
  • Ian Pollari, National Sector Leader, Banking and Global Co-leader from KPMG Fintech practice

A recording of the webcast is available here. It is recommended for financial institutions, fintechs and other organisations that want to take advantage of the opportunities Open Banking offers, while meeting the compliance obligations.