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October 02, 2018
Changelog - September 2018
Here are a few highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Institutions: We added Identity support to roughly 600 more institutions while making improvements to our support for joint accounts, and now support Identity for more than 2,100 institutions in total. Discover Bank got a facelift, adding support for Auth...

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Changelog

October 01, 2018
Plaid at Grace Hopper 2018
Here at Plaid, we’re committed to building a team with varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives across all functions and levels. Diversity and inclusiveness are core to Plaid–...

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Company

September 19, 2018
Refreshing Plaid's brand
Noticed anything different about us lately? Sure, we’ve got a little spring in our step from expanding our institution coverage for Auth and Identity, but we’ve...

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Design

September 12, 2018
Shifting the used car landscape
When it comes to car ownership, Shift is rethinking the status quo. Since its launch in 2014, the digital marketplace and end-to-end car concierge service has prided itself...

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Customer Stories

September 10, 2018
Managing your Amazon Redshift performance: How Plaid uses Periscope Data
The Data Science & Infrastructure team at Plaid has grown significantly over the past few months into a team whose mission is to empower Plaid with a data-first culture. This post is a look at how we rebuilt internal analytics around rollup tables and materialized views at Plaid. DSI: It’s a lifestyle After building...

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Engineering

September 07, 2018
Plaid People: Kevin Hu
A data scientist at Plaid since March 2017, Kevin Hu is busy pursuing his dream of building things that matter. Here, he talks math contests, cats of Instagram,...

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Plaid People

September 05, 2018
Dashboard: Improved Usage filtering, visualizations, and more
Today, we’re excited to release an entirely revamped Usage view to all Dashboard users. You can now visualize item adds and removes over time—plus we’ve...

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Engineering

September 04, 2018
Changelog - August 2018
Here is a summary of what we've shipped over the last month: Institutions: We expanded our Identity institution coverage to over 2,100 institutions, increasing our mutual Auth+Identity coverage to 1,700+ institutions. We also improved our Auth, Identity, and Transactions support for First Republic Bank and Silicon Valley Bank (supporting individual and private...

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Changelog

August 23, 2018
For Financial Gym, Plaid’s clean transaction data is key to balanced budgets
After the technology behind Financial Gym’s spend-tracking tool, the Training Zone, proved ill-equipped to provide clean transactional data, the New York City-based, fitness-themed financial advisory company linked...

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Customer Stories

August 13, 2018
Fighting the friction, fees and fraud of digital remittance
When Placid Express introduced a digital version of its international money transfer service in 2014, it faced unprecedented challenges: top-notch fraud verification and a tension between speed and...

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Customer Stories

August 01, 2018
Changelog - July 2018
Here are highlights from among the things we've been working on over the last month: Institutions: We expanded our Auth coverage in July to over 3,000 institutions, including Bonneville Bank, Prosperity Bank, and Fidelity Bank. We also upgraded our Transactions coverage, bringing longer transaction histories, improved latency, and more frequent updates to over 400...

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Changelog

July 30, 2018
Building an Inclusive Code Review Culture
Every engineer is familiar with code reviews, and many before us have compiled thoughts and suggestions on how to do them. Code reviews have an outsized impact on...

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Engineering Company

July 03, 2018
Changelog - June 2018
Here is a summary of what we've shipped over the last month: Institutions: We significantly expanded coverage during June, for example adding support for Barclaycard (Transactions, Identity, Balance), Marcus by Goldman Sachs and Azlo (all products). In all, we enabled over 400 more institutions for Auth alongside extending Transaction histories and reducing latency for hundreds....

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Changelog

July 02, 2018
Plaid People: Jake Stern
With a degree in economics and a stint on the 2016 presidential campaign under his belt, Jake Stern joined the Plaid sales team in 2017. In our latest...

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Plaid People

June 28, 2018
Scaling a monitoring platform to over 9,600 bank integrations
At Plaid, one of the things we do is we maintain integrations with more than 9,600 banks. Our core promise to customers is providing reliable and homogenous data from all of these financial institutions. From an operational perspective, that requires us to monitor 9,600 external dependencies on top of our own infrastructure. This...

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Engineering