Update on Brazil’s Open Banking System | Hogan Lovells


[co-author: Ana Laura Pongeluppi]

Open Bank in Brazil, the system created by the Central Bank of Brazil for sharing data, information and financial services, is in its fourth phase.

Open banking is a system created by the Central Bank of Brazil for the sharing of data, information and financial services by bank customers through technology platforms (only with the permission of those customers), so that they can access better rates, conditions and financial services created by the Brazilian Central Bank.

The second phase of the program, which came into effect in August, involved sharing customer registration and transaction data, with their prior consent. As part of the implementation of this phase, financial institutions in Brazil are required to implement application programming interfaces (APIs) to allow customers to share their data. With this information, the idea is that banks and fintechs, for example, could offer personalized and cheaper products to consumers.

From the end of October, the Central Bank of Brazil started the implementation of a third phase. The service for sharing payment transactions between participating institutions began at the end of October, as well as the system for sharing credit transaction proposals between financial institutions and correspondents in Brazil. Financial institutions can share information about money transfer services through PIX, an instant payment system created by the Brazilian Central Bank and in place since late last year.

The next step in the implementation of the open banking system in Brazil will allow the exchange of information on currencies, investments, pension plans and insurance services. This step is currently scheduled for December 15. Additional implementation steps are expected to take place in the first half of 2022. The information presented here has been obtained from publicly available sources and is provided for informational purposes only. Nothing herein constitutes an opinion or advice regarding Brazilian laws or regulations.

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