Licenses and certificates
Do I need a license to use Aiia Enterprise?
The short answer is yes. To use Aiia Enterprise, your company must be a registered Account Information Service Provider (AISP) and/or a Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP).
To become a registered service provider, you must comply with the rules set by the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) in the country you’re operating in. If you have any questions or concerns about the AISP or PISP license, please feel free to contact us
If you do not hold an AISP or PISP license, you might be interested in using Aiia: our out-of-the box, no-licence-needed solution that enables your business to access bank data with your users’ consent.
What is Aiia and what can I use it for?
Aiia is an account information service that empowers small- and medium-sized businesses to build innovative services on top of financial data with the consent of the end-users - even if you don’t currently fulfil the account information service provider (AISP) requirements.
What is an AISP license and how do I get it?
Short for Account Information Service Provider, an AISP is a business or service that is authorised by the financial supervisory authority (FSA) to access account and transaction data from business or personal banks.
With customers’ consent, AISP businesses are able to build innovative financial services on top of bank data to the benefit of the customers. If your business wants to apply for an AISP license, please visit the website for the financial supervisory authority (FSA) in your country:
What is a PISP license and how do I get it?
A Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP), is a business or service that is licensed by the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) to initiate payments from customers’ bank accounts with the consent of the customers.
If you wish to apply for a PISP license, please the website for the FSA in your country:
What is a Third Party Provider?
Short for Third Party Provider, a TPP is a collective term that is used for AIS and PIS providers. If your business is a licensed AIS or PIS provider, your business acts as a third-party provider.
What is a PSD2 certificate and how do I get it?
Because we’re using banks’ PSD2 APIs, you need to acquire special PSD2 certificates.
These certificates are used by banks to verify the identity of your business and prove that you're a licensed Third Party Provider according to the PSD2 legislation.
See what certificates your business needs to acquire and how to get them in our guide.
Markets and coverage
What countries are supported by Aiia?
We’re all about deep and wide coverage. When we go to a new market, we want to make sure we cover as many banks as possible, so you can build the best and most reliable service on top of our API.
For a full overview of that banks we cover, please see our complete list of supported banks.
What banks are covered by Aiia?
We support a vast majority of the banks across Europe. And we continue to add more banks in both the B2B and B2C markets.
Looking for a specific bank?
You can see our complete list of supported banks.
What can I use AIS for?
Whether you’re building new lending services, automated accounting solutions or the future online bank, our account information service (AIS) can provide you with the best coverage in the market.
Our AIS service aggregates bank data from banks all across Europe and fetches your service with valuable, real-time data to power your business.
For more information, check out our account aggregation page.
What transaction information is available?
Aiia provides you with a wide range of transaction information, including a description of the transaction, the date of the transaction, category, type, balance and much more.
For a full overview of what transaction information we provide you with, please visit our documentation page.
What can I use PIS for?
No matter how you want to integrate our payment initiation service (PIS), you’re guaranteed a smooth and simple payment solution at a fraction of the price of traditional payment methods.
Keen to explore what our PIS service has to offer? Visit our payment initiation page for more information.
How fast is our payment solution?
With our real-time payment initiation service, you’re able to offer instant account-to-account payments.
If you have any questions in regards to the technical specifications, please feel free to reach out to our awesome support team.
Is Aiia connected to PSD2 APIs?
Yes, we’re currently integrating banks’ new PSD2 APIs across Europe. However, to make sure you get the best experience possible, we still use our reverse engineered APIs if the quality of banks’ PSD2 APIs does not live up to our expectations.
Can I use Aiia for personal use?
No. You can only use Aiia to build services to the benefit of end-users.
Compliance and security
Is Aiia PSD2 compliant?
Yes! We’re all about compliance and security - also when it comes to the EU’s legislation, PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive).
We gather and monitor APIs from the European banks into one single API. So whenever a bank updates their API, we’ll seamlessly swap out the old API with their new one in our API with zero downtime.
What is the guaranteed uptime for Aiia?
We know that your service is dependent on fast and reliable technology. Therefore, we offer Premium tier customers 99.5% uptime on our integration, and Partnership tier 99.8%.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our uptime or SLAs, please feel free to reach out to our Sales Team.
What is Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)?
To make payments safer than ever, Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is an EU requirement that’s set in place to reduce fraud. In this way, the SCA requirement will demand customers use at least two of the three following authentication measures:
- Something the customer knows (password or pin)
- Something the customer has (phone or laptop)
- Something the customer is (fingerprint or face recognition)
Can I test my solution in your sandbox environment?
Yes! Feel free to sign up to our sandbox environment where you can test your solution with test data.