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The data you’re sharing

In order to provide services to you, apps like Venmo and Acorns need access to your personal financial data. Depending on the app, this may include things like:

  • Account and routing numbers
  • Account balances
  • Recent transactions data
  • Investment holdings data
  • Student loan and credit card information
  • Account holder information
The data you're sharing

How we handle your data

With Plaid, connecting your bank to an app is simple: just verify your identity and ownership of your account. Here’s what that looks like on our end.


When you want to link your bank account to an app like Venmo, you send a request through Plaid.

Plaid takes the request to your bank, and your bank returns the data.

Plaid securely shares data with the app and establishes a secure connection that you control.

We only share your data when you give your consent

We don’t share it without your permission, and we don’t sell it to outside companies.
Read our privacy policy

You're in good hands

At Plaid, our business model—and our reputation—depend on keeping your data safe. That means working around the clock to help keep your data private and secure.


There are more than 2,900 financial apps and services that are built with Plaid.


Plaid connects to over 10,000 US financial institutions, as well as many more in Canada, the UK, and the European Union.

1 in 4

1 in 4 US adults has connected a financial account to an app with Plaid—and that number is growing every day.