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September 03, 2019
Personal finance for all
Metal’s crypto-enhanced payments are the first step in a mission to democratize capital....

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Case Studies

September 03, 2019
Changelog - August 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month, including updates and improvements to Assets, Investments, Liabilities, as well as a new LinkKit....

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Changelog

August 29, 2019
Plaid People: Emily Downs
When Emily Downs joined Plaid two years ago, Plaid’s human resources team was just getting off the ground. Recognizing opportunity in challenge, Emily seized the chance to...

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Plaid People

August 28, 2019
How we reduced deployment times by 95%
As Plaid grows, so does the scale of our infrastructure. We currently run over 20 internal services and deploy over 50 code commits per day across our core services. Minimizing deployment time is therefore of vital importance to maximizing our iteration velocity. A fast deployment process allows us to rapidly ship bug fixes and run...

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Engineering

August 23, 2019
A path to money happiness
Qapital uses learnings from behavioral psychology to help members reach their financial goals....

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Case Studies

August 01, 2019
Changelog - July 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Liabilities: We launched Liabilities, which enables developers to access a feed of standardized student loan details from...

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Changelog

July 26, 2019
Plaid People: Charley Ma
As a growth manager, Charley Ma is responsible for helping clients successfully launch, grow, and scale with Plaid. As one of Plaid’s earliest employees, he has also...

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Plaid People

July 18, 2019
Introducing Liabilities to help you build better debt management solutions
As an industry, fintech has made managing money easier—from facilitating new ways to save, pay bills, budget, and so much more. Yet, innovation has lagged behind when...

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Product Launches

July 02, 2019
Helping people invest in each other
Prosper needed a reliable way to onboard new users. With Plaid, Prosper’s customers successfully connect their bank accounts about 80% of the time....

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Case Studies

July 02, 2019
Changelog - June 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Investments: We launched Investments, which allows developers, fintech apps, and financial institutions to create a holistic view...

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Changelog

June 24, 2019
Welcome, Summer 2019 Plinterns!
The Plintern team from left to right: Lujing Cen, Sarafina Smith, Jennifer McCleary, Andrew Chen, Owen Gillespie, Jarrod Dunne, Eric Fortney (not pictured) Summer is officially here, and our newest (and largest!) class of Plinterns are settled in our San Francisco and Salt Lake City offices! Now that they’re officially on-board, with their Plaid...

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Engineering

June 21, 2019
How we stopped memory intensive queries from crashing ElasticSearch
At Plaid, we make heavy use of Amazon-hosted ElasticSearch for real time log analysis — everything from finding the root cause of production errors to analyzing the lifecycle of API requests....

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Engineering

June 20, 2019
Powering healthier financial futures with Investments
We’re excited to announce the launch of Investments, a product that enables developers to create a holistic view of their customers’ investments....

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June 14, 2019
Plaid People: Taylor Wilson
These days, Taylor Wilson is living out his dream job as a software engineer on the Integrations team at Plaid, but not before he pursued two other disparate...

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Plaid People

June 10, 2019
An ethical alternative to payday loans
By nearly doubling its conversion rate, Plaid has helped SoLo Funds bring stability to the financially insecure....

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Case Studies