On 12 June 2019, the AAB with the Facilization, an IT services and software business focused in
providing full-fledged services in the Banking and Financial Services vertical, co – organized a
workshop on Open Banking & PSD2 (the revised Payment Services Directive). In view of the
PSD2 Directive of the EU, the workshop aimed at building understanding on the new banking
environment that Open Banking revolution will create. Representatives from the commercial
banks, Facilization and RedHat companies attended the workshop.
Mr. Spiro Brumbulli, AAB Secretary General and Mr. Gjergj Guri, CEO of Facilization
welcomed the participants and opened the workshop.
Mr. Endri Gjino, Head of Software Development, and Mr. Klodian Hima, Manager at
Facilization, held presentations introducing the attendees with PSD2 user cases and PSD2 Open
Banking, which will mark the evolution of technology and signal the beginning of a new more
competitive landscape that will benefit consumers.
The workshop was also addressed by Mr. Filip Dalek, channel sales and Mr. Andrzej Kowalczyk
solutions architect at RedHat, who introduced the Red Hat technologies.
In conclusion, the AAB Secretary General thanked the attendees for their participation, and
informed on the new draft-law on payments services, which will approximate our payments
system with the PSD2 Directive of the EU and aims to promote the creation of an innovative
payments system in Albania, decrease of cash transactions and the creation of adequate
conditions to boost competition, foster transparency and enhance the security of the payments