The intersection

of finance and technology

Fin focuses on illuminating the complexities of finance, the technology that powers it, and what the future holds

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Transform compliance into a competitive advantage

Whether you aspire to do business globally or stay close to home, an effective compliance program can enable your business to grow rather than slowing it down.

7 min read

Financially healthy customers are good for business

Increasingly, companies compete on the financial health of their customers. Discover 7 ways to build consumer financial health into the fabric of your business.

9 min read

A beginner’s guide to omnichannel

Today’s customers expect to move seamlessly across platforms and services. Banks live or die based on how well they deliver on that promise.

9 min read

U.S. consumers want banks to empower them with data access

According to a Plaid study, banks have an opportunity to help consumers manage their broader financial lives

3 min read

Transform compliance into a competitive advantage

Whether you aspire to do business globally or stay close to home, an effective compliance program can enable your business to grow rather than slowing it down.

7 min read

Financially healthy customers are good for business

Increasingly, companies compete on the financial health of their customers. Discover 7 ways to build consumer financial health into the fabric of your business.

9 min read

A beginner’s guide to omnichannel

Today’s customers expect to move seamlessly across platforms and services. Banks live or die based on how well they deliver on that promise.

9 min read

Payments

A roadmap to frictionless cross-border payments

Trillions of dollars are sent internationally each year—but the process remains costly and slow. Find out how new technology can streamline these payments.

7 min read

Are you a platform or a marketplace?

As your business grows and evolves, your decision will have broad implications for brand identity, growth strategy, international expansion, and payments.

7 min read

Building mobile payments infrastructure: 3 key learnings

Want a robust, widely-used mobile payments system like AliPay or WeChat Pay? Learn from Latin America and avoid these three pitfalls.

8 min read

A roadmap to frictionless cross-border payments

Trillions of dollars are sent internationally each year—but the process remains costly and slow. Find out how new technology can streamline these payments.

7 min read

How debit cards stack up

The debt debit owes to ATMs, banks, and credit card networks in becoming America’s preferred form of payment

7 min read

What is SWIFT?

Tracking how money moves internationally from bank to bank thanks to the SWIFT messaging system

4 min read

Finterviews

Finterview: Catch's Kristen Tyrrell

Tyrrell is a co-founder at Catch, a startup that is working to rebuild the social safety net. She chats about gig workers, Y Combinator, and being a woman in fintech.

11 min readd

Finterview: MB Financial's John Piazza

John Piazza leads digital innovation at Chicago-based MB Financial. He chats with Plaid's Dan Kahn about SMB lending, payments innovation, and build vs. buy strategy.

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Finterview: Barefoot Innovation's Jo Ann Barefoot

Jo Ann Barefoot has spent the last 30 years working to get financial regulation right. She talks with Plaid’s John Pitts about DC culture, anti-money-laundering, and financial inclusion.

7 min readd