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April 01, 2019
Changelog - March 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Institutions: We added support for Varo Money and over 20 Canadian credit unions including Coast Capital Savings,...

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Changelog

March 28, 2019
Expanded Canadian coverage and country filtering in Link
We’ve continued to expand institution coverage in Canada since we launched in the country last year. Recently, we added support for Desjardins, National Bank of Canada, President's Choice, and Simplii. Additionally, users can now link their accounts from many credit unions in Canada including Vancity, Coast Capital Savings, Conexus Credit Union, and more. Coinciding...

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Product Updates

March 26, 2019
The future of data access in Canada
Since Plaid expanded to Canada last year, we’ve been impressed with the thriving fintech community there. Our customers–both fintechs and banks–offer many of the most popular and frequently used consumer finance products in Canada, such as Mylo, Wave, and Wealthsimple. And we’re always on the lookout for things that can help...

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Company

March 06, 2019
Plaid People: François Chu
When François Chu was growing up in France, he didn’t know what the universe had in store for him—only that he wanted to know everything he could about the universe while he had the chance. Fast forward a couple decades, and he still makes a point to absorb new knowledge and skills at...

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Plaid People

March 04, 2019
Changelog - February 2019
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Auth: We launched new features for Auth enabling developers to authenticate accounts from any bank or credit...

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Changelog

February 28, 2019
A disruptive savings app rooted in tradition
With the help of Plaid Auth, Esusu is making financial stability attainable for the underserved. In a country as diverse as the United States, there’s no one-size-fits-all pathway to financial stability, but the mainstream system has long assumed the opposite, leaving low-to-middle-income and immigrant Americans who struggle to manage cash flow, put away savings,...

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Case Studies

February 05, 2019
Now supporting Auth for every bank and credit union in the U.S.
We’re excited to introduce an upgraded Auth product that enables developers to authenticate accounts from any of the ~11,500 banks or credit unions in the U....

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Product Updates

January 08, 2019
Quovo is joining Plaid
We're excited to announce that Plaid has acquired Quovo to make it easier for developers to build products that incorporate investment and brokerage data. Financial applications have historically...

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Company

January 04, 2019
Changelog - 2018 Year in Review
2018 was an exciting year for everyone in fintech. As we kickoff the new year here at Plaid, here’s a look back at our product launches, improvements, and milestones over the last year. Institution Coverage: We continued to expand our institution coverage across all products, surpassing major milestones for Auth, Identity, and Transactions. Today,...

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Changelog

December 20, 2018
3,000+ supported institutions for Auth and Identity
This year, we’ve made deep investments into expanding our institution coverage in order to help you reach more users, and more account types, using Plaid. In May, we launched Plaid in Canada–our first international market. In June, we opened a new engineering office in downtown Salt Lake City with a team dedicated to...

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Product Updates

December 19, 2018
Behind the scenes with our design team: our design system, website, and more
In case you missed it, Plaid launched a new website and design system a few months ago. In this post, I sit down with designers Elena Gil-Chang and...

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December 14, 2018
Plaid People: Ben Lee
Before joining Plaid in January 2018, Ben Lee served as counsel at some of the biggest names in tech, but he got his start as a public defender in one of the toughest legal jurisdictions in the country. In our latest installment of Plaid People, Ben talks about the dramatic transitions that have defined his...

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Plaid People

December 11, 2018
Fintech is just getting started
Most Americans find money to be the most stressful part of their lives. It’s the limiting factor—on what we can do, where we can go, how we can live. In the past five years, fintech emerged as an industry, and with it came a massive improvement in the quality of products available to...

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Company

December 03, 2018
Changelog - November 2018
Highlights from what we've been working on over the last month: Institutions: We added support for ATB Financial while making a range of quality and reliability improvements across existing institutions, including better OTP support for TD Canada Trust accounts, removing the need for users to renew the connection by completing OTP after their original linkage,...

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Changelog

November 15, 2018
How Carvana uses Plaid to drive profitability
In allowing customers to browse, finance, and trade cars exclusively through its website, online used-automotive dealer Carvana offers a whole new way to shop for a vehicle. But despite its many advantages, prior to 2017, Carvana’s digital payment process needed modernizing. Up to that point, the then-four-year-old company had relied on traditional ACH to...

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Case Studies