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July 05, 2022
PSD2 in review
The European Commission’s review of the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) aims to gather evidence on its impact, as well as assess the appropriateness of a legislative proposal for revising PSD2. Although PSD2 played an instrumental role in encouraging new, data-driven approaches to traditional banking, third...
July 01, 2022
What the VRP sweeping definition changes means for your business
How people pay for things is changing rapidly and account-to-account payments, embedded across online experiences, are the future. Variable Recurring Payments (VRPs) have the potential to help account-to-account...
June 30, 2022
How Petal reduced portfolio risk by 30%
Petal needed a way for people to share access to their financial data in order to perform cash flow underwriting. With Plaid, Petal uses cash flow data to...
June 29, 2022
90-day reauthentication in the UK and Europe - are you ready?
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has changed the 90-day reauthentication rules. Here, we break down what this rule change means, what its impact will be, and how Plaid...
June 21, 2022
Newsletter - June 2022
Learn about new products that can help with your AML and KYC compliance obligations, and watch Plaid Forum on demand.
June 17, 2022
Migrating from ECS to Kubernetes
At Plaid, we ship fast and frequently by deploying all production services on Kubernetes clusters hosted in AWS. We run hundreds of services across tens of thousands of...
June 16, 2022
Scaling Plaid’s internal developer experience with a remote development environment
Plaid’s Developer Efficiency Team createed “Devenv”, an internal CLI tool backed by a remote environment to tackle several scaling challenges. This tool has significantly improved developer efficiency at...
June 14, 2022
Accelerating financial access in Canada
Plaid's efforts in Canada are coming to fruition in two ways: our first office opening and a major data access agreement with Royal Bank of Canada. Plaid will...
June 07, 2022
SPIN a more customer-centric engineering culture at Plaid
Plaid’s engineering team launched a SPending INsights virtual pod (SPIN pod for short) that makes it easier to collaborate cross-functionally and empower developer customers to build and scale...
June 02, 2022
Introducing Plaid’s Industry Advisory Board
Plaid introduces its Industry Advisory Board to better understand the complexities of opportunities and challenges facing all industry participants.
June 01, 2022
Plaid and Mollie join forces to simplify ecommerce for merchants across Europe
Today, Plaid is adding Mollie, one of Europe’s fastest growing payment service providers, to our Payment Partner Ecosystem. Together, we’ll provide SME merchants across the UK and...
May 26, 2022
Accelerate Spotlight: Portabl on building tools to manage your financial identity
Read on for a conversation with Plaid Accelerate cohort company Portabl’s co-founders, Nate Soffio and Alex Yenkalov.
May 24, 2022
Financial Access Newsletter - May 2022
This quarter, we’re sharing highlights from Plaid Forum, our annual conference hosted last week in San Francisco, where developers, product experts, financial institutions, and industry leaders came together...
May 19, 2022
Ushering in Fintech's Next Phase
Providing the best account-to-app connectivity will always be our top priority. We’ve made two big improvements in data quality, reliability, and coverage that are critical to enabling the...
May 18, 2022
Introducing Plaid Identity Verification and Monitor
Today, we’re excited to announce Plaid Identity Verification and Monitor - a verification and compliance solution that reduces fraud and maximizes conversion rates, available without any additional integration...