Changelog - March 2018

Here is a summary of what we've been working on over the last month...

Join the future of financial services - Simple

Earlier this year, I had the exciting opportunity to interview Susan Ehrlich, Chief Financial Officer at Simple. Simple takes a unique approach to digital banking by leveraging technology to make a different kind of profit in consumer banking. “Traditionally, financial institutions have been incentivized to take advantage of their customers’...

Our Journey in Mortgage

Last year, we made a commitment to better serve the mortgage market. We did this because we believed that digitization could bring transformation both for this industry and for the hundreds of millions of people who depend on it to fulfill their dreams of homeownership. Studies backed up that potential...

Changelog - February 2018

Here is a summary of what we've been working on over the last month...

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 error handling. Every release must clear a quality process that includes rigorous code review, an extensive unit test suite, and integration tests...

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....

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 view, many end up searching through the thousands of mid-size to small banks and credit unions we support. We’re excited to...

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 might not inherently sound like an opportunity for design, but as more and more developers started using our platform, more and more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...