Welcome to the Plaid Blog

July 23, 2020
Introducing Link tokens and Link event logs
We’re consistently working to strengthen the infrastructure and security of our ecosystem. Today, we’re releasing two updates to Link–Link tokens and Link event logs–to...

Read the article

Product Updates

July 14, 2020
Welcome, Summer 2020 PIinterns!
Summer has officially kicked off and we’re incredibly excited to welcome our newest class of Plaid interns—also known as Plinterns! In our first year organizing a remote internship, we remain committed to creating a meaningful and connective experience. Now that our Plintern onboarding has concluded, we’re catching up with a few team...

Read the article


July 02, 2020
Changelog - June 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the past month: New Transactions field (US & Canada): We added a new ‘merchant_name’ field to the /transactions/get...

Read the article

Changelog

June 30, 2020
Taking crypto mainstream
Gemini helps people and companies safely buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency...

Read the article

Customer Stories

June 29, 2020
Financial resilience for renters
Canopy empowers renters with financial tools, a more transparent process, and a path to purchasing a home....

Read the article

Customer Stories

June 25, 2020
Erasing student loan debt, one dollar at a time
ChangEd helps users repay loans faster through better financial connectivity....

Read the article

Customer Stories

June 22, 2020
Plaid Policy Pulse: What policy means for business
Policy changes can open or close business opportunities. In a fast-moving environment, tech-savvy businesses are well equipped to capture these new opportunities...

Read the article


June 10, 2020
Open finance and the future of digital financial services
It’s only been a few years since the introduction of Open Banking and PSD2, but in Europe and the UK policy makers are already beginning to explore...

Read the article

UK/Europe Open Banking

June 09, 2020
How we migrated our website from Handlebars to React in 12 weeks
We built an automated tool that let us incrementally migrate, while keeping up regular feature work and maintenance....

Read the article

Engineering

June 02, 2020
Changelog - May 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Plaid Exchange: We launched a new open finance platform that enables financial institutions to build a consumer-permissioned...

Read the article

Changelog

May 22, 2020
Moving from Open Banking to Open Finance
In December 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched an industry consultation on Open Finance, which explores how open-banking type access could be extended to other sectors such...

Read the article

UK/Europe Open Banking

May 19, 2020
Introducing Plaid Exchange
The financial ecosystem is undergoing an unprecedented digital transformation due to new realities brought on by COVID-19. Consumers and businesses have turned to fintech to manage their finances...

Read the article

Product Launches

May 15, 2020
Plaid People: Eric Sprauve
When Plaid engineering manager Eric Sprauve recognizes a need, he can’t help but look for a solution. It’s a trait that has served him since his...

Read the article

Plaid People

May 14, 2020
Reviewing open banking on a global stage
Consumer/SME demand and government mandates are opening up the global banking sector. But we’re still seeing a variety of approaches to structuring open banking systems, with...

Read the article

UK/Europe Open Banking

May 07, 2020
Open-banking-as-a-service: what does that actually mean and how does it work?
Over the past two years, the UK and Europe’s payments’ industry has seen two key developments: the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2); and Open Banking. Both have...

Read the article

UK/Europe Open Banking