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March 03, 2021

Newsletter - March 2021

Jenny Chiu

In this month's newsletter, read about our latest tools, upcoming virtual events (including a women in fintech roundtable), and the work Plaid is doing to encourage the future of data access.

Product highlights

Better visibility into institution health and more connections for our Investments product: Institution status for investment accounts is now available in the Dashboard, based on extraction data taken after the most recent market close. New integrations for Tangerine, Fidelity, E*Trade, Netxivestor, Chase, and US Bank are also now available.

Help solve user issues with our new Item Debugger and improvements to Institution Status: We’ve introduced the new Item Debugger in the Dashboard to give you a comprehensive view of Plaid Items in one place, and released new improvements to Institution Status.

Get started in 40+ languages with our Open API spec and client libraries: We’ve released an OpenAPI file so that you can auto-generate your own client libraries in your preferred programming language.

Improvements to institution search messaging in Plaid Link: Anytime a user searches for a financial institution that’s incompatible with your app (based on the products you use and your account subtype filter configurations), that financial institution will be grayed out. Additionally, a message will appear explaining why the institution can’t be selected and encourage the user to make a different selection. 

Looking for our Changelog? You can find it in our docs.

Virtual events

Plaid Workshops - Every Wednesday in March at 10am PT: Following our community town hall, we’re holding a series of workshops hosted by the Plaid team! Sessions include: getting started with Plaid, Link conversion, Deposit Switch, and more. Register here

Women in Fintech - March 24 at 9am PT: In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for a roundtable discussion with fintech leaders on career growth, managing a team, and mentorship. Register here

Tune in via YouTube and never miss an event: Check out the Plaid YouTube channel to catch up on our most recent virtual events:

In other news

With Plaid, Steady app realizes significant gains in engagement: Steady is an app that helps gig workers boost their income. Users who link their financial accounts with Plaid open the Steady app 65% more than those who don’t. Read the customer story

Comments to the CFPB on Dodd-Frank 1033: Plaid submitted a 50+ page comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in response to a request for information on how to regulate Dodd-Frank 1033, the single section of law that gives consumers rights to their data and has empowered financial services information since its passage in 2010. Read our comments