Streamlining development

Streamline the development of your innovation with our payment-related API standards.

Our API standards enable Third Parties to connect with API Providers in a consistent way, so solutions don’t have to be completely customised for each API Provider. Our API standards are developed by representatives from across the payments industry, operating within an agreed framework.

On 29 April 2020 we released the second version of our open standards, which anyone can view (see our public announcement article). Version 2.0 is the latest version of our standards, although v1.0 is still available and currently in production with some API Providers. Please get in touch with each API Provider to find out which standard they’re building to. To find out more about the standards, see Available standards.

Joining our API Centre enables you to use our API standards and contribute to their development. To find out more see Using the standards.

In this section
  • Available standards

    Find out about the standards that have been published to date.

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  • Using the standards

    Learn how you can view and use our API standards.

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  • Standards development

    Find out what’s in the development pipeline and who can comment on the plan.

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  • Development process

    Get an overview of the API standards development process and our versioning system.

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