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April 14, 2021
Our response to future oversight of the CMA’s open banking remedies
The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) open banking remedies have been a driving force behind the development and growing use of open banking within the UK. Now as regulators, policymakers, and industry players turn their gaze towards open finance, it’s essential that any future oversight be...
April 07, 2021
Digital finance is everywhere, but it’s just getting started
Plaid raises Series D to support growth of fintech and enable the next generation of digital financial services
March 30, 2021
Dun & Bradstreet brings alternative data to small business credit profiles, powered by Plaid
Plaid is working with Dun & Bradstreet to bring alternative data to business credit profiles and help unlock growth opportunities for small businesses across the country. Today, Dun...
March 29, 2021
Ellevest is leveling the financial playing field
Ellevest’s previous financial data provider made it difficult for users to connect their financial accounts, resulting in a poor conversion rate. With Plaid, that conversion rate jumped by...
March 26, 2021
Bhargavi Kamakshivalli on her passion for building a more inclusive financial ecosystem
In our next installment of Plaid People, we chat with Design Director, Bhargavi Kamakshi, on the importance of financial access, her journey into design, and the joy she...
March 25, 2021
A more inclusive design system
As illustrators, how do you decide on a color as personal as skin tone? Learn how Plaid’s Design Team chooses skin tones for their illustrations.
March 24, 2021
Stilt provides financial services for all
Stilt needed financial data to offer loans. With Plaid, Stilt can use consumer-permissioned cash-flow data to help determine a borrower’s creditworthiness.
March 24, 2021
Introducing Plaid’s FinRise Class of 2021
We’re excited to announce Plaid’s FinRise inaugural cohort of five early-stage fintech startups
March 19, 2021
How we scaled our logging stack by creating per-team budgets
The ELK Stack is a vital component of real-time observability at Plaid. All Plaid services can send logs to an AWS hosted ElasticSearch cluster (ES for brevity), so...
March 15, 2021
OneGold makes it easy to own precious metals
OneGold needed a way for users to connect their financial accounts to make ACH payments. Today, users who link their accounts with Plaid transact 3x more.
March 11, 2021
Plaid and Codat partner to improve small business lending in the UK
We joined forces with Codat to help alleviate many of the obstacles that UK-based SMEs face today. Learn more about how we’re working together.
March 10, 2021
Outdoorsy makes payments the easy way
Outdoorsy needed a way to pay their users that was swift and offered a great UX. With Plaid, nearly all payments are completed within 24 hours.
March 09, 2021
Faster and easier account connection for returning users
Onboard users faster with Plaid's new returning user experience. This simplified flow gets users started on your app more easily.
March 08, 2021
SaverLife is building a nation of savers
SaverLife uses bank transactions data to help members gain financial stability. Plaid enables SaverLife to track how much members save and ensure their services are making the desired...
March 04, 2021
Introducing Plaid Income: Delivering easier and faster income verification
Income, a new product currently in beta, makes it easier for applicants to prove their income in order to secure loans, qualify for mortgages, rent apartments, lease vehicles,...