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April 18, 2018
Our commitment to building an inclusive financial ecosystem
We’re proud to announce that we’ve recently joined the Center for Financial Services Innovation’s (CFSI) Financial Health Network. CFSI was established to promote innovation in financial services to meet the financial health needs of all Americans. This goal aligns well with our mission to lower the barriers to innovation and deliver access...

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July 26, 2017
Channeling the power of identity data
Recent innovation in financial services has allowed consumers to share their data in the platforms of their choice. These data run the gamut from historical transactions, to payments info, to income data, and tax info. But while ecosystem participants generally agree on the usefulness of those data types, identity info remains controversial. Some financial institutions...

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March 06, 2017
Partnering with Ellie Mae in mortgage
Today, we’re excited to announce our new partnership with Ellie Mae, one of the most established and forward-thinking mortgage companies in the United States. Through this partnership, we’ll initially help digitize a historically manual element of the mortgage application process. Our new partnership integrates Plaid into Ellie Mae’s Encompass Consumer Connect solution...

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February 20, 2017
Thoughts on consumer data access
Plaid’s role in connecting financial institutions, fintech developers, and consumers places us in a unique position in the ongoing discussion around consumer data access in financial services. These issues could have a big impact on consumers and developers, which is why we regularly engage with and learn from others in the ecosystem. Given our...

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October 18, 2016
Making sense of data access approaches
Consumer access to financial data has become a hot topic of late—and with good reason. U.S. consumers are embracing a proliferation of digital financial services, spanning everything from alternative lending to automated investing. Innovation in this space rests on consumers’ ability to grant access to their personal financial data, which often sits within...

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