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June 10, 2019
An ethical alternative to payday loans
By nearly doubling its conversion rate, Plaid has helped SoLo Funds bring stability to the financially insecure....

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June 03, 2019
Changelog - May 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month:Plaid in the UK: We launched Transactions, Identity, Auth, Balance, and Assets in the UK, with support...

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Changelog

May 31, 2019
Finding the right fit: How Plaid reconciles pending and posted transactions
Plaid's API helps developers provide financial services to tens of millions of consumers across North America. These services help consumers manage their personal finances, let them transfer funds and make payments, and allow them to access loans and mortgages. Our mission is to improve people's lives by delivering access to the financial system.We work...

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Engineering

May 29, 2019
Plaid in the UK
Making money easier for everyone is what drives us here at Plaid. We hear from customers every day about how fintech is transforming people’s financial lives, making...

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Product Updates

May 29, 2019
PSD2 compliance
The Revised Payment Service Directive, also known as PSD2 or Open Banking, went into effect on January 13, 2018 in the UK and European Union. PSD2 requires banks to provide open APIs to Third Party Providers (TPPs) such as Plaid. The objectives of PSD2, according to the European Commission website, are to:Contribute to a...

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May 22, 2019
Easily integrate into the Plaid data network with Plaid Direct
We're excited to introduce Plaid Direct, our lightweight integration specification that allows banks and fintech applications to quickly and easily become a data source in the Plaid network....

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May 15, 2019
An improved Sandbox with customizable accounts
Today, we’re excited to share improvements to our Sandbox environment based on your feedback. You'll now be able to: Customize the number of accounts and their metadata...

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May 14, 2019
Plaid People: Kira Booth
Photo by Kevin Hu When Plaid opened its second engineering office in Salt Lake City in 2018, engineering manager Kira Booth was its very first employee. Since then, she’s been instrumental in building out the fast-growing Salt Lake team and maintaining seamless integration with San Francisco headquarters. In our latest installment of Plaid People,...

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May 03, 2019
Changelog - April 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month:Institutions: We upgraded dozens of institutions including Boeing Employees Credit Union, VyStar Credit Union, and Randolph Brooks...

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April 22, 2019
Growing our team with retrospectives
In my years in tech and leadership, one thing I have learned about myself is that I hate telling people what to do. That might sound weird coming...

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Engineering

April 22, 2019
Plaid People: Em Minor
Em Minor took a circuitous route to fintech. In the process, she gained deeper experiences that have helped her excel at Plaid, where she recently stepped into a new role as BD Lead for FI Partnerships. In our latest Plaid People interview, Em talks the importance of intention-setting, corporate cultural fit, and staying true to...

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Plaid People

April 17, 2019
Greater transparency for institution, Item, and system status
Today we’re releasing new Dashboard and API functionality to provide real-time status across bank integrations and Plaid systems.Institution and Item statusWe want to give you the...

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Product Updates

April 15, 2019
A pharmacy for the digital age
Since its founding in 2015, Alto has experienced tremendous growth—as well as a few growing pains. By integrating with Plaid Transactions, Alto saves money that can be reinvested in the business and passed on to customers....

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Case Studies

April 01, 2019
Changelog - March 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Institutions: We added support for Varo Money and over 20 Canadian credit unions including Coast Capital Savings,...

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Changelog

March 28, 2019
Expanded Canadian coverage and country filtering in Link
We’ve continued to expand institution coverage in Canada since we launched in the country last year. Recently, we added support for Desjardins, National Bank of Canada, President's Choice, and Simplii. Additionally, users can now link their accounts from many credit unions in Canada including Vancity, Coast Capital Savings, Conexus Credit Union, and more. Coinciding...

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Product Updates