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March 01, 2018
Changelog - February 2018
Here is a summary of what we've been working on over the last month...

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Changelog

January 21, 2018
Changelog - 2017 Year in Review
Going into 2018, we wanted to take a look back at the product launches and improvements of last year in our final Changelog of 2017. Bank coverage As you can tell from our announcements about improved coverage, we made a lot of progress adding new banks and products in 2017. All told, you can find...

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December 13, 2017
Improving search for 9,600+ banks
Today, Link helps your end-users quickly find and link their accounts at over 9,600 financial institutions. Though most users find their institution right from the Institution Select...

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October 30, 2017
October Changelog
Welcome to the October Changelog! This month, we shipped our usual financial institution upgrades along with a refresh to our docs, a revamped developer onboarding experience, and more customization features for Link. Check out the details below. Banks This month, we added Auth support for 25 institutions, including First Financial Bank and Utah Community Credit...

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October 02, 2017
September Changelog
Welcome back to the Changelog! We spent September continuing to improve our financial institution coverage as well as shipping a bunch of new features for Link. For a recap of August highlights, check out last month’s Changelog. Banks We upgraded another 150+ financial institutions this month, including extending transaction history for Discover Card and...

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August 30, 2017
August Changelog
We’re back with the August edition of the Changelog! We’ve been busy shipping improvements to our platform this summer, and we’re excited to share some highlights. For a refresher on what we rolled out last month, head over to July’s Changelog. Banks As we continue to build the best possible bank...

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August 23, 2017
Making sense of messy bank data
At Plaid, we collect data from more than 9,600 financial institutions. That means 9,600 ways of classifying an ATM deposit, a refill at a gas station, an online purchase at Amazon, or that important bi-weekly paycheck. It also involves dealing with 9,600 ways of formatting everything from a transaction description to the...

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August 17, 2017
Now supporting Identity for 1,000+ institutions
A few weeks ago, we announced that we had expanded coverage of our Identity product to 300 financial institutions in the United States. Today, we’re excited to share that we’ve broadened coverage once again, and now supply Identity information for more than 1,000 financial institutions in the United States. Some of our...

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August 02, 2017
July Changelog
Welcome back to the Plaid Changelog! The Changelog is your go-to place to get the latest on the products, features, and upgrades we launch each month. Curious what we were up to last month? Check out the June Changelog. Banks Over the past month, we’ve continued upgrading integrations across the board. At the larger...

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July 19, 2017
How many financial institutions are in the U.S.?
It might seem like a simple thing to establish how many financial institutions are in the United States. After all, this is pretty important when you’re establishing coverage for as many consumers as possible. But over the past several years building Plaid, we’ve learned that this is actually a bit trickier in practice...

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July 05, 2017
June Changelog
Welcome to the Plaid Changelog! Our Changelogs are a series of posts dedicated to highlighting the new products, features, and upgrades we launch each month. Check out last month’s Changelog here. Banks At the start of this year, we committed to providing the best possible bank coverage in terms of quality, availability, and breadth....

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June 27, 2017
Now supporting Identity for 300+ institutions
We’re excited to announce today that our Identity product supports more than 300 financial institutions in the United States, from Regions Bank to Ally Bank—a big jump from the 11 we supported at the beginning of this year. These new institutions come in addition to the ones we’ve always supported like Wells...

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June 05, 2017
Now supporting Auth for 1,500+ institutions
When we first launched our Auth product back in 2014, it marked the first time that consumers could make an ACH payment without typing in their bank account and routing numbers. ACH is the largest payment network in the United States and processes more than $40 trillion each year—underlying things like utility bill payment,...

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June 04, 2017
May Changelog
We’re excited to introduce the Plaid Changelog! This is the inaugural post in a new series we’re publishing that will highlight new products, features, and upgrades we launch each month to keep you up to date on all Plaid happenings. We’ve also written retroactive Changelogs for April and March. It’s been...

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April 30, 2017
April Changelog
Welcome to the Plaid Changelog! Our Changelogs are a series of posts dedicated to highlighting the new products, features, and upgrades we launch each month. Banks At the start of this year, we committed to providing the best possible bank coverage in terms of quality, availability, and breadth. Check out the progress we’ve made...

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