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October 07, 2020
Building a better future for UK savers
New Plaid, PensionBee, and Innovate Finance report shows how open finance will give millions of UK consumers control over their pensions...

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UK/Europe Open Banking

October 02, 2020
The all-new Plaid Link
Making money easier for everyone is our vision at Plaid. In 2015, we built Plaid Link to give first-time fintech users a secure and easy way to connect...

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Product Updates

October 01, 2020
Changelog - September 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the past month: Plaid Exchange instant account activity: We launched instant account activity, which allows institutions on Plaid Exchange to...

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Changelog

September 30, 2020
Building a spiky org
A few months ago, I spoke on the SFELC podcast (Part I, Part II) on my experience as an engineering leader at Plaid. I’ve since received some...

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Engineering

September 30, 2020
Summer 2020 Plinterns: A Look Back
Our summer internship program has come to a close and we feel fortunate to have worked with such an enjoyable group of Plinterns! Before our Plinterns headed back to school we caught up with a few to learn about their overall summer experiences. Meet Lujing Cen!MIT, Class of 2021 - Computer Science, Team: Engineering...

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September 29, 2020
A better banking platform
Chime aims to help its members get ahead by making money management easy...

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Customer Stories

September 29, 2020
Simplifying payroll for remote workers
Deel helps companies onboard and pay remote workers anywhere in the world...

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Customer Stories

September 21, 2020
Plaid Policy Pulse: Consumer data rights matter for fintech
A critical policy moment for the fintech ecosystem has arrived - if we get this right, our ecosystem is set to flourish...

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September 15, 2020
Survey finds that fintech has been a lifeline during COVID-19; consumers say it's the "new normal"
Plaid partnered with the Harris Poll to survey 2000 American consumers. We learned that, in the face of the pandemic, fintech has been a lifeline....

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Company

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

September 09, 2020
Reducing docker images' size
At Plaid, all 80+ internal services operate as Docker containers. Containers are deployed; they are built and spawned locally during CI runs. Finally, developers use containers during their...

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Engineering

September 04, 2020
PSD2 and GDPR: are they enough for open finance?
2018 was a milestone year for data regulation in the UK and Europe, with the implementation of both the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the General Data...

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UK/Europe Open Banking

September 01, 2020
Get instant updates to account activity through Plaid Exchange
In May, we launched Plaid Exchange, an open finance solution for institutions. With growing demand for digital financial services, we are continuing to evolve Plaid Exchange to provide...

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September 01, 2020
Changelog - August 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the past month: Improved error messaging in Link: We updated error messages to provide more actionable instructions for end users,...

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Changelog

August 31, 2020
Investing with confidence
Atom Finance makes sophisticated investment resources accessible to all...

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Customer Stories