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September 15, 2020
Survey finds that fintech has been a lifeline during COVID-19; consumers say it's the "new normal"
Plaid partnered with the Harris Poll to survey 2000 American consumers. We learned that, in the face of the pandemic, fintech has been a lifeline....

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Company

March 30, 2020
Fintech everywhere is underway
We believe every company will become a fintech company in some way and that delivering financial services is no longer the sole domain of the traditional providers....

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Company

March 30, 2020
Microsoft announces Money in Excel powered by Plaid
Money in Excel features a Plaid integration and the new capabilities essentially turn the spreadsheet software into a fintech app....

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Company Product Updates

January 13, 2020
Plaid is joining Visa
Together, we’re looking forward to expanding our products for developers and connecting consumers with the fintech services that are making money easier for everyone....

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Company

October 29, 2019
Third Annual Fintech Request for Startups
This year, we’re focusing on student debt management, as well as several unmet needs in other areas of financial services....

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Company

September 16, 2019
Mastercard and Visa make strategic investments in Plaid
Today, we are excited to announce that Mastercard and Visa have made strategic investments in Plaid....

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Company

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...

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Company

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

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...

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Company

October 22, 2018
Safe, convenient, and reliable data access for consumers
Ten years ago, the first wave of fintech companies sowed the seeds for dramatic change by offering technology-led, user-centric, digitally-optimized experiences. Since then, consumers have widely adopted fintech...

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Company

October 01, 2018
Plaid at Grace Hopper 2018
Here at Plaid, we’re committed to building a team with varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives across all functions and levels. Diversity and inclusiveness are core to Plaid–...

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Company

July 30, 2018
Building an Inclusive Code Review Culture
Every engineer is familiar with code reviews, and many before us have compiled thoughts and suggestions on how to do them. Code reviews have an outsized impact on...

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Engineering Company

May 22, 2018
Plaid in Canada
Enabling innovation in financial services means doing so everywhere. Today, we’re taking a step towards this vision by announcing our first international market: Canada. This launch extends...

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Company

May 01, 2018
Plaiderdays
Back in March 2015, when Plaid had just a few dozen employees, we realized that even though we were laser-focused on getting Plaid off the ground, some of...

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April 18, 2018
Our commitment to building an inclusive financial ecosystem
We’re proud to announce that we’ve recently joined the Center for Financial Services Innovation’s (CFSI) Financial Health Network. CFSI was established to promote innovation in...

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