Welcome to the Plaid Blog

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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Engineering

June 05, 2017
Now supporting Auth for 1,500+ institutions
When we first launched our Auth product back in 2014, it marked the first time that consumers could make an ACH payment without typing in their bank account and routing numbers. ACH is the largest payment network in the United States and processes more than $40 trillion each year—underlying things like utility bill payment,...

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June 04, 2017
May Changelog
We’re excited to introduce the Plaid Changelog! This is the inaugural post in a new series we’re publishing that will highlight new products, features, and upgrades we launch each month to keep you up to date on all Plaid happenings. We’ve also written retroactive Changelogs for April and March. It’s been...

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May 22, 2017
Design upgrades for Link
Today we released some exciting design upgrades for Link! We first launched Link with the goal of making it the easiest and most secure way to integrate with Plaid. With just a few lines of code, Link makes it possible for end users to search for and connect to thousands of financial institutions—all so...

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April 30, 2017
April 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. Banks At the start of this year, we committed to providing the best possible bank coverage in terms of quality, availability, and breadth. Check out the progress we’ve made...

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April 24, 2017
Debuting a new partnership with Dwolla
Today we’re excited to announce our partnership with Dwolla, the bank transfer API platform, to launch a fully tokenized ACH payments integration. This marks a huge step forward in our goal to improve one of the biggest payment networks in the U.S. Many behaviors and preferences around banking have changed over the past...

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April 02, 2017
March 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. Banks At the start of this year, we committed to providing the best possible bank coverage in terms of quality, availability, and breadth. Here’s the progress we’ve made...

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March 08, 2017
Announcing Plaid Link for iOS
We want to make it as easy as possible to work with financial data, and today, we're thrilled to share Link iOS, a native iOS SDK that makes connecting with user bank accounts even better on mobile. We launched Link in 2015 to help developers focus on building great applications—not on the intricacies of...

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March 08, 2017
Improving the developer experience with our API
We’re excited to announce upgrades and enhancements to our API — including simplified endpoints, redesigned docs and client libraries, a new sandbox, and a native iOS integration for Link. All of these updates are designed to make it easier than ever to integrate Plaid into your app and empower your users to control their financial...

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March 06, 2017
Partnering with Ellie Mae in mortgage
Today, we’re excited to announce our new partnership with Ellie Mae, one of the most established and forward-thinking mortgage companies in the United States. Through this partnership, we’ll initially help digitize a historically manual element of the mortgage application process. Our new partnership integrates Plaid into Ellie Mae’s Encompass Consumer Connect solution...

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February 20, 2017
Thoughts on consumer data access
Plaid’s role in connecting financial institutions, fintech developers, and consumers places us in a unique position in the ongoing discussion around consumer data access in financial services. These issues could have a big impact on consumers and developers, which is why we regularly engage with and learn from others in the ecosystem. Given our...

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February 05, 2017
Plaid plus Citi and Amex
Changing the landscape of financial services requires a partnership between financial institutions, technology firms, and startups. With this in mind, we're excited to share that Citi and American Express invested in Plaid as part of our previously announced Series B. Over the past four years, we've helped to power thousands of applications that have reshaped...

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