8.6 C
New York
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Home Innovation Microsoft And Plaid team up to turn Excel into a fintech app

Microsoft And Plaid team up to turn Excel into a fintech app

Microsoft and Plaid have merged their strengths to come up with a new financial management offering, “Money” in Excel.

There is officially 750 million users of Microsoft Excel. The feature will start in the U.S. but eventually, all of them will be able to plug in some fintech to their spreadsheets. Mostly thanks to Plaid. 

Plaid announced the whole concept in a blogpost:

“One of the earliest forms of “fintech” is a budgeting spreadsheet. For years, people have relied on Microsoft Excel to budget and track expenses for their personal finances or businesses, typically copying data over from multiple sources. “

Source: https://blog.plaid.com/microsoft-announcement/

Plaid was the quite unique fintech deal when it was acquired by Visa for $5.3bn. If you give it permission, it provides a connection to financial accounts via Plaid Link from directly within the new Microsoft Money in Excel.

Read also: ICICI Bank launches WhatsApp banking services

This works perfectly to assist the Excel users to enhance spending habits by offering personalized insights on month-to-month spendings. It also considers value modifications for issues like recurring funds, financial institution charges, and overdraft warnings.

Eric Sager, COO, Plaid, says: “Plaid has all the time centered on powering innovators. So far that has consisted primarily of builders at startups like Venmo, Sq., Acorns, Mix, Dave and others.”

A “Monthly Snapshot” sheet features personalized charts and graphs based on your data to help you better understand your spending behaviors.

Eric Sager adds: “Nonetheless, it would shock folks to be taught that we’re speaking to greater than 25% of Fortune 100 corporations about severe fintech initiatives. Like Microsoft, many of those bigger, tech-forward corporations have little to no function in monetary companies immediately, however will doubtless assist form our fintech actuality for many years to return given their client footprint.”

Sources: https://www.pymnts.com/news/partnerships-acquisitions/2020/microsoft-plaid-team-money-in-excel/ https://blog.plaid.com/microsoft-announcement/ https://fintechzoom.com/fintech-news-fintech/microsoft-partners-plaid-to-turn-excel-into-a-fintech-app/

Jan Cerny
Jan is an innovation enthusiast and Fintech news reporter. He specializes in news distribution, social media, and content analysis.

Recent posts

Monzo gives its lowest-paid employees £1,000 cost of living payment

Digital bank Monzo is giving staff who earn less than £40,000 per year a one-off payment of £1,000 to help them cope with the cost of living.

N26 incorporates Bizum for its customers in Spain

The N26, a German digital bank, now also integrates Bizum among its payment methods, as for example, Orange Bank did in January 2021.

Klarna is set to make second round of job cuts

Swedish BNPL company Klarna Bank AB announced it will slash jobs once again after losing $39 billion of its valuation.

Revolut has become the most searched online bank in Europe

Revolut has become the winner in a study by CMC Markets that has analysed the most heavily searched European online banks and fintechs.