The intersection

of finance and technology

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


Finterview: Airbnb’s Jonathan Golden

Plaid co-founder and CTO William Hockey and Airbnb Director of Product Jonathan Golden talk payments infrastructure, international marketplaces, and more

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Granting bank charters to fintech companies

A new OCC policy intended to support responsible innovation

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What does the SEC do?

An explainer on the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission in fintech

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How the OCC is focusing on fintech

A whitepaper from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency hints that the agency plans to position itself to make fintech a core part of its regulatory focus

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How does NFC payment work?

The burgeoning technology used for tap-and-go payment relies on radio waves and electromagnetic fields

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What might in-store payments of the future look like?

Technologies of the future exist today—but consumer adoption will slow things down

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Inside ACH payments with Stripe and Plaid

Accepting ACH payments was once a daunting process to get started, but these days it’s much simpler

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Algorithmic and rules-based fraud models

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The cost of splitting the bill

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Adjustments, error types, and aggressiveness in fraud modeling

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More Risk


Finterview: Will Davis of Able Lending

The co-founders of Able and Plaid talk startup learnings, backer-based lending, and how to achieve growth in a competitive market

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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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How do you solve a problem like marijuana?

How the U.S. dual banking system is stymieing business growth

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