IFX Forum...
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Announcing Afinis

New membership organization rapidly delivers APIs and other financial services standards for widespread adoption and to accelerate innovation.

Great News for IFX members

What does the Afinis announcement mean for IFX members? Current and renewing IFX Members are automatically members of Afinis.


The latest paper details IFX Forum’s analysis of adapting the IFX Standard to a RESTful API model. The IFX Framework is readily adaptable to REST design concepts.


If you’re not participating in Standards Development, then you’re either re-inventing the wheel or playing by somebody else’s rules! The IFX standard contains thousands of data elements and hundreds of messages specifically designed for banks by banks and bank partners. Our service-oriented, object-based message standard is ideal for API-enabled deployments, too. IFX Forum has played a significant role in standardizing data exchange for financial services for 20 years.
Afinis, which combines IFX and NACHA ASIG efforts under one organization, is poised to make a similar impact in APIs for the banking and financial services sectors.

The IFX Standard

The IFX Business Message Specification (BMS) began in 1998 and today is the industry-leading message standard for financial institutions using Service Oriented Architecture.

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Content Coverage

The IFX Business Message Specification covers a broad range of content for most retail and business banking needs, with more than 60 business objects and thousands of data elements.

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Just getting started? Get oriented with training, narrated presentations and in-depth documentation.



Members, analysts and partners share their experience and analysis in case studies and white papers.



Ask and answer questions in our public forum. Share your experience with other IFX implementers.

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