Welcome to the Plaid Blog

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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Case Studies

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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December 03, 2019
Changelog - November 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: France, Spain, and Ireland: We launched Plaid in France, Spain, and Ireland in beta with support for...

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Changelog

November 26, 2019
Plaid People: Jennifer Wu
While the majority of Plaid team members spend their work days at our offices in San Francisco, New York, Salt Lake City, London, and Amsterdam, software engineer Jennifer...

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November 20, 2019
Plaid in France, Spain, and Ireland
Plaid envisions a fully inclusive fintech ecosystem that serves everyone, no matter where they bank or live. Throughout 2019, we’ve made a tremendous amount of progress towards...

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Product Launches

November 19, 2019
Reinventing property management
Building Stack empowers landlords and tenants, one rent payment at a time....

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Case Studies

November 19, 2019
Easier troubleshooting with event logs and status improvements
Having the right tools to monitor external systems can make or break your ability to provide a smooth experience for your users. At Plaid, we know these tools can go a long way in helping you more easily troubleshoot user issues from day one....

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November 01, 2019
Changelog - October 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Institution Status: We’ve updated institution status to include the success rates of Balance, Auth, and Identity...

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Changelog

November 01, 2019
Plaid People: Jack LaMar
In the two and a half years Jack LaMar has worked at Plaid, he climbed the ranks from new business associate to mid-market account executive. Along the way,...

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Plaid People

October 30, 2019
Banking for modern life
By leaning into innovation, Current creates better financial outcomes for people from all walks of life....

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Case Studies

October 29, 2019
Third Annual Fintech Request for Startups
This year, we’re focusing on student debt management, as well as several unmet needs in other areas of financial services....

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Company

October 08, 2019
Unlocking the potential of entrepreneurs
Wave helps micro-businesses grow by offering them free financial management software....

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Case Studies

October 01, 2019
Changelog - September 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month, including updates and improvements to UK coverage, Transactions, Liabilities, Investments, as well as a new LinkKit....

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Changelog