Q2 and Plaid’s partnership will provide 18 million users with access to new digital banking features
Q2 Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for banking and lending, today announced it has launched a strategic partnership with Plaid, a data network that powers the tools millions of people rely on to live healthier financial lives. Q2 and Plaid’s partnership will utilize Q2’s leading digital banking platform and Plaid Exchange, the industry’s first open finance platform, to offer customers a secure, reliable means to connect accounts to apps and services and provide the tools needed to manage and monitor those connections.
“Our partnership extends beyond data access. With Plaid, Q2 financial institutions will enable consumers to more easily fund new accounts and see a holistic view of spending and net worth across all of their financial accounts. All of this is made possible using Plaid Exchange, Auth, Identity and Transactions.”
Additionally, as a result of the partnership, Q2 financial institution customers will have access to Plaid’s APIs to provide their account holders with a fast, easy digital account funding experience. With Plaid, new customers can quickly link their existing bank accounts during the account opening process to fund new accounts within seconds, compared with a more cumbersome process that could take days.
“Q2’s mission is to build strong, diverse communities by strengthening their financial institutions (FIs), which are the lifeblood of our communities. To stay competitive in the market and provide unparalleled customer experiences, FIs need to offer the services their customers expect,” said Adam Blue, chief technology officer at Q2. “By integrating Q2’s digital banking platform with Plaid Exchange, Q2’s financial institutions will be able to effectively partner with fintechs while providing improved end-user experiences to their customers.”
Q2’s partnership with Plaid will give Q2’s customers “zero-lift” access to the Plaid network. Account holders will have secure and reliable API-based access to 5,500+ Plaid-powered fintech apps.
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“At Plaid, we believe all consumers should have access to digital financial services, regardless of where they bank, and the Q2 team shares this same mission. Together we will unlock for ~18 million consumers across 500+ banks and credit unions, secure, reliable API-based access to the 5,500+ fintech apps powered by Plaid,” said Reed Bouchelle, strategic partnerships at Plaid. “Our partnership extends beyond data access. With Plaid, Q2 financial institutions will enable consumers to more easily fund new accounts and see a holistic view of spending and net worth across all of their financial accounts. All of this is made possible using Plaid Exchange, Auth, Identity and Transactions.”
In a world where data privacy is a significant concern for most consumers, the Q2 and Plaid partnership will help millions of consumers control where their data goes. Using OAuth to eliminate the need to store end user passwords, financial institution customers will be able to authenticate fintech apps easily and provide secure access to their financial data.
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