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Judge Narrows Privacy Case Against Fintech Firm Plaid

“Plaid Inc must face some claims in a consolidated proposed class action that accuses the financial technology company of obtaining and using consumers’ banking account credentials and financial information without consent. U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu in Oakland on Friday found the plaintiffs sufficiently allege invasion of privacy, violation of California’s anti-phishing law and other […]
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Plaid Is Said Close to Financing at About $13 Billion Valuation

“Financial-technology firm Plaid Inc. is close to a new round of funding at a valuation of about $13 billion, almost three months after scrapping its sale to Visa Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. The funding round will be led by Altimeter Capital , said the people, who asked not to be identified […]
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Plaid Plans to Double Europe Staff After Visa Deal Falls Through

“Financial-technology firm Plaid Inc. is planning to nearly double its size in Europe, focusing on expanding the business’s global reach after Visa Inc. ’s $5.3 billion acquisition fell through . Plaid will have about 80 employees in its London and Amsterdam offices by the end of 2021, up from 40 to 50 currently, Keith Grose, […]
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Visa’s Planned Purchase of Plaid Faces Antitrust Scrutiny at the Justice Department

“Visa Inc.’s $5.3 billion deal to buy a key player in the financial-technology space is in jeopardy because of antitrust concerns, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department could decide soon whether it will sue to block Visa’s acquisition of Plaid Inc., a firm that provides the technological infrastructure underpinning an array […]
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Improving the Payments Experience in the UK | Plaid

“One year ago, we launched Payment Initiation in the UK, which included a new Payment Initiation experience in Plaid Link. Link is the fastest way to get started. It’s optimised for a seamless experience, and ensures your user experience benefits from the full Plaid platform. Since then, we’ve focused on improving the user experience for […]