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March 02, 2020
Changelog - February 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Transactions: We introduced an optional refresh feature that enables you to pull a user’s transactions on...

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Changelog

February 27, 2020
Plaid People: Erica Martinez
Erica Martinez didn’t always know what she wanted to do with her life, but she knew she wanted it to have an impact. That goal took her...

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Plaid People

February 25, 2020
On-demand updates to transactions data
We’re excited to introduce a new optional refresh feature for our Transactions product! Fintech has made managing your money so much easier, from rounding up payments to...

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Product Updates

February 03, 2020
Changelog - January 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Transactions: We added store_number, authorized_date, and payment_channel to the /transactions/get response. Investments: We...

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Changelog

January 30, 2020
Plaid People: Kalee Hasselbach
Kalee Hasselbach leads Plaid’s Workplace Experience team, which handles all internal events, real estate and design, and workplace operations across Plaid’s five international offices. She’s...

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Plaid People

January 22, 2020
2019 State of Diversity & Inclusion in Plaid Engineering
Building amazing products that power thousands of fintech apps requires us on the Plaid engineering team to empathize with the developers and end users who build and use...

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Engineering

January 15, 2020
Optimize for more user conversions with Plaid Link configurations
Optimizing Plaid Link for your users is crucial to their onboarding experience and engagement with your app. Today, we are giving you a new way to make that...

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Product Updates

January 14, 2020
Payments that scale with your business
With Dwolla, companies can grow quickly and affordably....

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Customer Stories

January 13, 2020
Plaid is joining Visa
Together, we’re looking forward to expanding our products for developers and connecting consumers with the fintech services that are making money easier for everyone....

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Company

January 06, 2020
Changelog - 2019 Year in Review
2019 was a big year for us at Plaid—from the Quovo acquisition and the release of exciting new products such as Investments and Liabilities, to our entrance...

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Changelog

December 23, 2019
Plaid People: Judd Blair
Photo by Kevin HuIn 2016, Judd Blair joined Plaid as a backend engineer. Today, he’s an engineering manager on Consumer Experience. In that time, he’s also...

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Plaid People

December 19, 2019
Benefits of writing our own application bootloader
There's a lot of variability in Plaid's 75+ internal services. Most of our services are written in Go, TypeScript, and Python. They can communicate with each other synchronously (through gRPC and HTTP), as well as asynchronously (with message queues and scheduled jobs), and are deployed on multiple environments (internal testing, staging, or production). In addition...

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Engineering

December 16, 2019
Compassionate loans, on your terms
Zirtue brings structure and accountability to friends-and-family lending....

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Customer Stories

December 13, 2019
How we 30x'd our Node parallelism
What's the best way to safely increase parallelism in a production Node service? That's a question my team needed to answer a couple of months ago....

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Engineering

December 10, 2019
Introducing Plaid Link SDKs for Android and React Native
Today, we’re excited to announce new Plaid Link SDKs on Android and React Native. This makes it easier to integrate with Plaid across mobile devices, and gives...

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