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September 12, 2018
Shifting the Used Car Landscape
When it comes to car ownership, Shift is rethinking the status quo. Since its launch in 2014, the digital marketplace and end-to-end car concierge service has prided itself on bringing trust and simplicity to the peer-to-peer used car market, in effect turning what can be a stressful life event (i.e., buying or selling a...

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August 23, 2018
For Financial Gym, Plaid’s Clean Transaction Data is Key to Balanced Budgets
After the technology behind Financial Gym’s spend-tracking tool, the Training Zone, proved ill-equipped to provide clean transactional data, the New York City-based, fitness-themed financial advisory company linked with Plaid to update its functionality. Financial Gym relies on the Training Zone and the information it collects to analyze customers’ spending habits, which enables its team...

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August 13, 2018
Placid Express: Fighting the friction, fees and fraud of digital remittance
When Placid Express introduced a digital version of its international money transfer service in 2014, it faced unprecedented challenges: top-notch fraud verification and a tension between speed and price. Placid Express realized it needed to offer consumers a fast transfer option with built-in security features, minus the high fees traditionally associated with ACH. It found...

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April 26, 2018
Live Oak Bank: Secure & Speedy Branchless Banking with Plaid
Security and speed—that’s what our bank customers expect. With Plaid’s Auth and Identity products, your company’s tech can meet the same high standards as your customer service. In order to best serve its growing numbers of small business and personal banking customers, digital bank Live Oak Bank turned to Plaid to...

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