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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

April 28, 2020
Payment Initiation in the UK
Last May, we launched Plaid in the UK with the goal of making money easier for everyone, no matter where they bank or live. With Open Banking, Plaid...

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Product Launches

March 25, 2020
Plaid in the Netherlands
Countries around the world are facing major economic obstacles at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, and people and small businesses everywhere are feeling greater financial difficulties than...

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Product Launches

November 20, 2019
Plaid in France, Spain, and Ireland
Plaid envisions a fully inclusive fintech ecosystem that serves everyone, no matter where they bank or live. Throughout 2019, we’ve made a tremendous amount of progress towards...

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Product Launches

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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