424. Interviews: Plaid on customer driven innovation, data access and US open banking

Episode 601 · May 8th, 2020 · 36 mins 11 secs

About this Episode

Sam Maule is joined by John Pitts, Policy Lead, and Niko Karvounis Product Lead at Plaid in another locked down interview.
Niko and John talk us through Plaid's superfast innovation to help banks and SMEs in the light of COVID-19, as well as their customer driven innovation strategy and the importance of data access and balancing speed and security in everything they do.

They discuss access to data and the growth of fintechs in the US outstripping Europe; the possibility of Open Banking in the US in the near future; their European expansion and much much more!

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