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October 30, 2017
October Changelog
Welcome to the October Changelog! This month, we shipped our usual financial institution upgrades along with a refresh to our docs, a revamped developer onboarding experience, and more customization features for Link. Check out the details below. Banks This month, we added Auth support for 25 institutions, including First Financial Bank and Utah Community Credit...

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October 29, 2017
Institution customizations for Link
We’re excited to share the latest feature in our ongoing effort to make Link work even more seamlessly with your existing experience. Core to Plaid is the wide breadth of institutions we support to help you build the most inclusive products possible. We know that “top” institutions are different for everyone—while one app’...

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October 02, 2017
September Changelog
Welcome back to the Changelog! We spent September continuing to improve our financial institution coverage as well as shipping a bunch of new features for Link. For a recap of August highlights, check out last month’s Changelog. Banks We upgraded another 150+ financial institutions this month, including extending transaction history for Discover Card and...

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September 27, 2017
New analytics and customization features for Link
Over the past few months, we’ve been working to make Link even more powerful and flexible for developers, starting with customizable copy. We’re excited to share that today we’re releasing new Link features with that goal in mind: Analytics: Use the new onEvent callback to follow your users’ paths through the Link...

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August 30, 2017
August Changelog
We’re back with the August edition of the Changelog! We’ve been busy shipping improvements to our platform this summer, and we’re excited to share some highlights. For a refresher on what we rolled out last month, head over to July’s Changelog. Banks As we continue to build the best possible bank...

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August 23, 2017
Making sense of messy bank data
At Plaid, we collect data from more than 9,600 financial institutions. That means 9,600 ways of classifying an ATM deposit, a refill at a gas station, an online purchase at Amazon, or that important bi-weekly paycheck. It also involves dealing with 9,600 ways of formatting everything from a transaction description to the...

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August 17, 2017
Now supporting Identity for 1,000+ institutions
A few weeks ago, we announced that we had expanded coverage of our Identity product to 300 financial institutions in the United States. Today, we’re excited to share that we’ve broadened coverage once again, and now supply Identity information for more than 1,000 financial institutions in the United States. Some of our...

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August 02, 2017
July Changelog
Welcome back to the Plaid Changelog! The Changelog is your go-to place to get the latest on the products, features, and upgrades we launch each month. Curious what we were up to last month? Check out the June Changelog. Banks Over the past month, we’ve continued upgrading integrations across the board. At the larger...

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July 26, 2017
Channeling the power of identity data
Recent innovation in financial services has allowed consumers to share their data in the platforms of their choice. These data run the gamut from historical transactions, to payments info, to income data, and tax info. But while ecosystem participants generally agree on the usefulness of those data types, identity info remains controversial. Some financial institutions...

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July 19, 2017
How many financial institutions are in the U.S.?
It might seem like a simple thing to establish how many financial institutions are in the United States. After all, this is pretty important when you’re establishing coverage for as many consumers as possible. But over the past several years building Plaid, we’ve learned that this is actually a bit trickier in practice...

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July 10, 2017
Introducing customizable copy in Link
Because Link is a key part of onboarding your users, we’re always striving to make it fit in seamlessly with the rest of your experience. Today, we released the ability to customize copy within Link. You can now directly edit copy for the successful connection, reconnection, institution select, and institution search views for both...

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July 05, 2017
June Changelog
Welcome to the Plaid Changelog! Our Changelogs are a series of posts dedicated to highlighting the new products, features, and upgrades we launch each month. Check out last month’s Changelog here. Banks At the start of this year, we committed to providing the best possible bank coverage in terms of quality, availability, and breadth....

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June 27, 2017
Now supporting Identity for 300+ institutions
We’re excited to announce today that our Identity product supports more than 300 financial institutions in the United States, from Regions Bank to Ally Bank—a big jump from the 11 we supported at the beginning of this year. These new institutions come in addition to the ones we’ve always supported like Wells...

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June 25, 2017
Fintech Request for Startups
The past five years have brought significant excitement to financial services. From a consumer perspective, there have been more products launched in this period than in the previous 225 years, since the first bank launched in the United States. Driving this innovation is an increase in mobile adoption coupled with expanding consumer demands for better...

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June 12, 2017
Two-factor authentication for the Dashboard
As part of our ongoing commitment to security, we’re launching two-factor authentication for the Dashboard today. This extra layer of security ensures that your Dashboard account is protected even if your password is compromised. Currently, you can set up two-factor authentication in one of two ways: either with authentication codes sent to your phone...

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