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Digital Finance as the New Normal: Plaid Raises $425 Million Series D

Plaid has announced a significant funding round raising $425 million in a Series D round. It has been rumored for some time that Plaid, a leader in the open banking sector, was raising new capital. New investors Altimeter Capital, Silver Lake, and Ribbit Capital joined… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Plaid Might be Closing a Financing Round at $13 Billion, Sources Claim

Open Banking Fintech Plaid is reportedly in the process of closing financing at around a $13 billion valuation. Plaid’s investment round will be led by Altimeter Capital, according to Bloomberg which cited “people” familiar with the matter. Many of the Fintech firm’s current investors will… Read More

DriveWealth Joins Forces With Plaid For API Integration

Digital brokerage solution provider DriveWealth announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with Plaid to enable mutual customers to simplify online investment account funding through one API integration. DriveWealth reported that mutual customers may authenticate their end users’ bank accounts through Plaid and receive tokens, which then… Read More

Plaid Introduces FinRise’s Class of 2021

  Plaid announced on Wednesday the inaugural cohort of five early-stage fintech startups for FinRise, which is Plaid’s incubator program to empower early-stage entrepreneurs that are Black, Indigenous or People of Color.  As previously reported, FinRise is a nine-month program designed to support early-stage founders… Read More

Digital Banking: Chime and Plaid are Leveraging ACH Payment Methods to Help Businesses Streamline Operations

Digital bank Chime notes that if you’ve ever tried to schedule an automatic bill payment from your bank account or received a direct deposit, then you may appreciate how convenient these transactions might be. We may be able to avoid many late fees if we… Read More

Plaid Teams Up With API-Based Business Data Platform Codat to Improve Small Business Lending in the UK

  Plaid announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Codat, a UK-based technology company that connects the internal systems of small businesses to banks, fintechs, and other financial institutions, to improve small business lending in the UK. Plaid revealed that through the partnership, it… Read More

New Immigrants Arriving in the US Don’t have Established Credit Histories, Preventing them from Accessing Many Financial Services, Fintech Execs Explain

Immigrants who might not have an established credit history may be able to take advantage of advancements in Fintech that provide tools to help these people become homeowners and gain employment as well, according to industry professionals. As first report by CQ Roll Call, new… Read More

Open Banking Firm Plaid Adds Income Verification to List of Services

Plaid, a top open banking Fintech, has revealed a new service labeled “Income.” The service enables immediate income verification for firms using the application thus reducing the time to completion in situations that require the ability to confirm how much income an individual makes. Examples… Read More

App-Based Bank Atom Bank Joins Forces With Plaid to Roll Out Open Banking Services to Customers

    Atom Bank, a UK-based mobile bank, announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with UK fintech Plaid  to roll out open banking services to its customers, beginning with offering small business owners a new loan application journey and speedier decisions. “Initially Plaid will… Read More

Fintech Firm Plaid Introduces Deposit Switch to Automate and Streamline Account Funding

Ashley Cornall, Product Manager at Fintech firm Plaid, notes that more financial platforms and services now exist than ever before to assist users with taking control of their financial wellbeing. But it might still be quite challenging for consumers to direct where their payroll funds… Read More

Fintech Circle Reveals its APIs Now Support ACH Payments and Payouts, Enabling Easy Bank Transfers with USDC Stablecoin

Global Fintech firm Circle has revealed that its APIs now support ACH payments and payouts. Circle explains that ACH support allows clients to provide “seamless” bank transfers to and from USDC, which is a major stablecoin (or digital asset pegged to the US dollar). Circle… Read More

Plaid Unveils Incubator Program to Empower Early-Stage Black, Indigenous, or People of Color Entrepreneurs

  Plaid announced on Thursday it has launched FinRise, an incubator program to empower early-stage entrepreneurs that are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. “During an internal hackathon, Plaiderdays, last summer, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, a group of us got together to… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Plaid Is Reportedly Planning to More than Double its Europe based Professional Team

Fintech firm Plaid is reportedly planning to more than double its Europe-based workforce in 2021, despite having to back out of a potential deal to be acquired by payments giant Visa (due to US antitrust issues). The financial technology firm appears to be taking the… Read More

Fintech Infrastructure Developer Alchemy Partners Plaid to Help Businesses with Account and Asset Verification

Alchemy Technologies, an established Fintech infrastructure development firm headquartered in Utah, has teamed up with financial technology firm Plaid, which provides a data network that powers the software tools that millions of consumers are using to “improve their financial lives.” Alchemy is notably one of… Read More

Busted Play: Visa’s Acquisition of Plaid Canceled Due to Action by Feds

The US Department of  Justice has announced that Visa’s acquisition of Plaid, an open banking Fintech, has been called off. The decision to abandon the $5.3 billion acquisition was due to a civil antitrust lawsuit filed on Nov. 5, 2020, to stop the merger. The DOJ… Read More

Fintech Plaid to Focus on Making it Easier to Develop Financial Products, Launches Apprenticeship Program

Pritee Tembhekar and Joe Christiani from Fintech firm Plaid have noted that the intersection between financial services and technology may be “complex and difficult to navigate.” Before Plaid developed its first API, the company’s founders were just software developers attempting to create a Fintech app,… Read More

Plaid Announces New Partnership With Curve

  U.S. fintech Plaid announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with fellow fintech Curve. According to Plaid, the partnership was created to help give people in the UK a “holistic view” of their money, make the most of their spending, as well… Read More

Fintech Plaid Is Reportedly Working on Products for Consumers Who’re Not “Traditionally Engaged” with Financial Ecosystem

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Plaid, which is having to deal with a suit in federal court (filed by US Dept of Justice) pertaining to Visa’s (NYSE:V) pending $5.3 billion acquisition of the firm, enables financial technology providers like Chime, Robinhood, and Venmo to gain access to banking data. The… Read More

Plaid Announces Partnership With Jack Henry to Enable Plaid Exchange For More Than 350 Banks

U.S. fintech Plaid announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with Jack Henry to enable Plaid Exchange to more than 350 banks. Plaid launched Plaid Exchange, which is an open finance platform, this past May. It enables banks, wealth, managers, and fintech firms to offer… Read More

US Department of Justice Files Anti-Trust Suit Pertaining to Visa Acquisition of Plaid

In a blow to a significant Fintech, the US Department of Justice has filed suit in federal court pertaining to Visa’s (NYSE:V) pending $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, a top open banking platform. Last January, Visa announced its intent to purchase Plaid. At that time,… Read More

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