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August 07, 2020
Plaid People: Kate Adamson
Kate Adamson is a product lead on Plaid’s Financial Identity team (also known as FIT). Over the last 5 years, Kate has played an integral role in helping build and shape the company that Plaid is today. In our latest Plaid People interview, we talk with Kate...

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August 06, 2020
Improvements to Plaid Link with account filtering and updated error messaging
We’re continually iterating on Plaid Link to improve the experience for you and your users. That’s why we’re excited to share two additional enhancements to...

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Product Updates

August 06, 2020
Financial Access at Plaid
The rapid digital transformation of our industry has created a unique opportunity to help people lead healthier financial lives. However, the economic fallout from COVID-19 has caused job...

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August 03, 2020
Changelog - July 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the past month: Link tokens & Link event logs: We launched Link tokens, a new way to integrate with Link...

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Changelog

July 23, 2020
Remote at Plaid
Engineering Manager April Goldman-Sims Shares Plaid Engineering’s Approach to Remote Work COVID has forced us to reimagine what "work" means to us. I've been working as a...

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Engineering

July 23, 2020
Introducing Link tokens and Link event logs
We’re consistently working to strengthen the infrastructure and security of our ecosystem. Today, we’re releasing two updates to Link–Link tokens and Link event logs–to...

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Product Updates

July 14, 2020
Welcome, Summer 2020 PIinterns!
Summer has officially kicked off and we’re incredibly excited to welcome our newest class of Plaid interns—also known as Plinterns! In our first year organizing a remote internship, we remain committed to creating a meaningful and connective experience. Now that our Plintern onboarding has concluded, we’re catching up with a few team...

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July 02, 2020
Changelog - June 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the past month: New Transactions field (US & Canada): We added a new ‘merchant_name’ field to the /transactions/get...

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Changelog

June 30, 2020
Taking crypto mainstream
Gemini helps people and companies safely buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency...

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Customer Stories

June 29, 2020
Financial resilience for renters
Canopy empowers renters with financial tools, a more transparent process, and a path to purchasing a home....

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Customer Stories

June 25, 2020
Erasing student loan debt, one dollar at a time
ChangEd helps users repay loans faster through better financial connectivity....

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Customer Stories

June 22, 2020
Plaid Policy Pulse: What policy means for business
Policy changes can open or close business opportunities. In a fast-moving environment, tech-savvy businesses are well equipped to capture these new opportunities...

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June 10, 2020
Open finance and the future of digital financial services
It’s only been a few years since the introduction of Open Banking and PSD2, but in Europe and the UK policy makers are already beginning to explore...

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UK/Europe Open Banking

June 09, 2020
How we migrated our website from Handlebars to React in 12 weeks
We built an automated tool that let us incrementally migrate, while keeping up regular feature work and maintenance....

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Engineering

June 02, 2020
Changelog - May 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Plaid Exchange: We launched a new open finance platform that enables financial institutions to build a consumer-permissioned...

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Changelog