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September 21, 2020
Plaid Policy Pulse: Consumer data rights matter for fintech
A critical policy moment for the fintech ecosystem has arrived - if we get this right, our ecosystem is set to flourish...

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September 15, 2020
Survey finds that fintech has been a lifeline during COVID-19; consumers say it's the "new normal"
Plaid partnered with the Harris Poll to survey 2000 American consumers. We learned that, in the face of the pandemic, fintech has been a lifeline....

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Company

September 10, 2020
FCA registration and how Plaid can help
In January of 2018, the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) went into effect across the UK and Europe. This opened up the banking industry to new players, promoting...

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UK/Europe Open Banking

September 09, 2020
Reducing Docker Images' Size
At Plaid, all 80+ internal services operate as Docker containers. Containers are deployed; they are built and spawned locally during CI runs. Finally, developers use containers during their...

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September 04, 2020
PSD2 and GDPR: are they enough for open finance?
2018 was a milestone year for data regulation in the UK and Europe, with the implementation of both the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the General Data...

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UK/Europe Open Banking

September 01, 2020
Get instant updates to account activity through Plaid Exchange
In May, we launched Plaid Exchange, an open finance solution for institutions. With growing demand for digital financial services, we are continuing to evolve Plaid Exchange to provide...

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September 01, 2020
Changelog - August 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the past month: Improved error messaging in Link: We updated error messages to provide more actionable instructions for end users,...

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Changelog

August 31, 2020
Investing with confidence
Atom Finance makes sophisticated investment resources accessible to all...

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Customer Stories

August 27, 2020
Recurring payments with standing orders
In April, we launched Payment Initiation in the UK, to make account funding faster and easier. We’re committed to continuing to enhance our payment products—today, we’...

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August 20, 2020
Creating a Consumer-centered Financial Services Industry
There has never been a more urgent need to create equity and opportunity for consumers in financial services. Throughout my career, I’ve sought out organizations that help...

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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...

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Plaid People

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