FreeAgent secures industry first with Open Banking link for UK’s largest banks

17th Jul 2019
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Award-winning cloud accounting provider, FreeAgent, secured an industry first last week when it launched its new Open Banking bank feeds with many of the UK’s biggest banks

Open Banking is set to modernise the accounting sector with seamless integration between the UK’s largest banks and software providers such as FreeAgent. Eligible FreeAgent users, including clients who get the software through their accountants, can now switch to Open Banking bank feeds. Not only will the Open Banking bank feeds provide clients with an easier way to stay on top of their bank reconciliation, it will also give accountants access to their clients' most up-to-date banking data every single day - allowing them to focus more on providing value-added services to clients.

Previously, many of the bank feeds in FreeAgent were delivered via custom integrations with the banks or via Yodlee, a third-party feed provider. While these worked well for the most part, some users experienced reliability issues. 

The introduction of new Open Banking regulations has meant that new bank feeds are now available. These feeds offer improved reliability and security, and FreeAgent has been working hard to make these available for their users.

If you are a current FreeAgent partner, here’s how you can help your small business clients to switch to an Open Banking bank feed

Find out more about FreeAgent and how it can help you and your small business clients.