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Opening up Zopa data

You might not have noticed, but over on the discussion board we’ve been talking about the new Zopa API (v0.5!). An API is a a way that third parties (members, other organisations etc) can access Zopa data without coming to the Zopa web site and signing in.

The first baby steps on this path have been taken – we’ve taken the data from the marketplace screens and made it available via a URL as XML data. In future we want to allow members to access their own data this way (with security in place) and eventually, to allow people to transact at Zopa, from outside the website.

We’ll be extending the range of data available over this path in the coming months – but in the mean time, go have a look, and see what you can do with this new tool.