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May 04, 2020
Changelog - April 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: SBA Verification: We launched a free solution that enables small businesses to share relevant payroll data with...

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Changelog

April 29, 2020
Open banking: Should I build or partner?
Since the introduction of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Open Banking in 2018, the payments sector in the UK and EU has exploded. Every day you...

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UK/Europe Open Banking

April 28, 2020
Payment Initiation in the UK
Last May, we launched Plaid in the UK with the goal of making money easier for everyone, no matter where they bank or live. With Open Banking, Plaid...

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Product Launches

April 13, 2020
A path to student loan freedom
Savi helps borrowers enroll in loan forgiveness and reduced repayment programs....

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Customer Stories

April 09, 2020
Securing WebViews with Chrome Custom Tabs
In order to make our SDK as secure as possible, we've implemented it using Chrome custom tabs instead of Android WebViews. In this article we explain why we've made that decision and how we've overcome the technical issues we encountered along the way....

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Engineering

April 01, 2020
Changelog - March 2020
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: The Netherlands: We launched support for the largest financial institutions in the Netherlands, including ING, Rabobank, and...

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Changelog

March 30, 2020
Fintech everywhere is underway
We believe every company will become a fintech company in some way and that delivering financial services is no longer the sole domain of the traditional providers....

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Company

March 30, 2020
Microsoft announces Money in Excel powered by Plaid
Money in Excel features a Plaid integration and the new capabilities essentially turn the spreadsheet software into a fintech app....

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Company Product Updates

March 27, 2020
Earned wages without the wait
Branch helps hourly workers get ahead by offering payroll advances and budgeting tools....

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Customer Stories

March 25, 2020
Plaid in the Netherlands
Countries around the world are facing major economic obstacles at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, and people and small businesses everywhere are feeling greater financial difficulties than...

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Product Launches

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