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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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

ACH payments cost less. Will online shoppers ever switch?

For merchants, ACH payments often cost significantly less than credit cards. But steering consumers toward this payment method requires creativity and care.

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

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

ACH payments cost less. Will online shoppers ever switch?

For merchants, ACH payments often cost significantly less than credit cards. But steering consumers toward this payment method requires creativity and care.

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