Plaid named a Gartner 'Cool Vendor'

We’re excited to share that Plaid has been named a Cool Vendor in financial services by leading research company Gartner.

“The Cool Vendors in Consumer Financial Services, 2016” report, published this month, highlights Plaid’s focus on empowering consumers and developers.

We’re especially proud to be selected for Gartner’s consumer-focused report, because it underscores the impact our platform has for consumers across the broader ecosystem—from lowering the barriers to entry for developers to deliver great services, to promoting the use of credential-based logins.

The note, published by Rajesh Kandaswamy, points out that Plaid makes it possible to reimagine financial services completely with our developer-friendly platform. Plaid’s technology makes bank data more useful (and useable)—to benefit banks, developers, and consumers themselves and democratize access to this data across practically every U.S. bank.

“While this data exists, it remains behinds the walls of the owning banks, and security and privacy concerns make it difficult to share,” the report reads. “Plaid’s API approach is a start for being able to use this data for new and better services.”

To get a copy of the full report, check out Gartner’s website here.

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