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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

February 28, 2018
Link Deployment with AWS Lambda@Edge
We’re always working to make Link the best way for developers to start building on Plaid. Link is our SDK that handles user authentication, two-factor flows, and...

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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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November 15, 2017
Inside the design of Plaid Link
Back when we first started Plaid, we set out to build APIs that would provide the most seamless way possible for developers to integrate with financial institutions. That...

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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 29, 2017
Institution customizations for Link
We’re excited to share the latest feature in our ongoing effort to make Link work even more seamlessly with your existing experience. Core to Plaid is the wide breadth of institutions we support to help you build the most inclusive products possible. We know that “top” institutions are different for everyone—while one app’...

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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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September 27, 2017
New analytics and customization features for Link
Over the past few months, we’ve been working to make Link even more powerful and flexible for developers, starting with customizable copy. We’re excited to share that today we’re releasing new Link features with that goal in mind: Analytics: Use the new onEvent callback to follow your users’ paths through the Link...

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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 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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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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