The intersection

of finance and technology

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


ACH authentication methods

Bringing new digital technology to an old problem of validating bank accounts

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Understanding credit unions

As credit unions grow in popularity, it’s important to understand how they differ from other financial institutions—and how to serve those consumers that prefer them

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CFPB signals next steps on consumer data access

How the CFPB plans to prioritize safe and secure data access

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The recent roots of financial regulations

Three things that led to the financial crisis and the regulations that followed

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More Regulatory


Who’s winning the digital wallet wars

And is anyone making money on it?

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The primary players in payments processing

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How an ACH transfer works

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More Payments


What is PCI?

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What is KYC and why does it matter?

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What is anti-money laundering?

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More Risk


Finterview: Privacy’s Bo Jiang

Talking privacy in payments and the challenges and opportunities in bringing new financial technologies to market

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Finterview: Aaron Harris of Y Combinator

In the first of two interviews, Plaid CEO Zach Perret chats with Y Combinator partner Aaron Harris about the state of the financial technology industry, regulations, and partnerships

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Finterview: Edward Kim of Gusto

Plaid CTO William Hockey chats with Gusto CTO and co-founder Edward Kim about ACH, payroll, and fraud detection

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Rebundling the bank as platform

The future of financial innovation will rely on banks and startups working together

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