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pretty sure this is false, all my accounts are 2FA, and connected to a few different account aggregators (mint, personalcapital, etc) which i am prettty sure all use Plaid. Handles it fine.





Mint does not use Plaid, they have an in-house integrations system.

In house by intuit

My Wells Fargo account uses 2FA, and recently (November 2019) I was unable to connect a service to it through Plaid, getting an error that said my account type was not supported – or something along those lines.

They may have fixed it by now, I haven't tried more recently.


You can remove 2FA, login with Plaid, and re add it. This worked for me.

I'm already uneasy with the way Plaid works, I'm not also going to disable 2FA on my account to accommodate the broken way they access accounts (pretending to be a browser instead of using APIs). There are good, secure ways to grant access to resources, and giving your password to Plaid for them to log in to your account with reduced security is definitely not one of them and certainly not an attractive proposition.

Worst of all, it's a full access, not a scope-restricted one. Imagine somebody hacking Plaid and you disabling 2FA, because otherwise you can't use some of the fancy new services you saw on Product Hunt.

Worst of all, is their privacy policy.

> We retain information we collect about you for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, unless a longer retention period is required OR PERMITTED under applicable law.

It is not necessary to "hack" Plaid.


Yeah, it's the users who got hacked when they signed up.

It's all in the way Plaid connects to the banks - they do not systematically support MFA in their bank connectors; hence the issues you are seeing.

This works only if you want to do an account verification. If you have to continuously pull in transactions, it will fail, and ask you to "fix" the problem.

I am able to continuously transfer funds after the initial setup

So, you call me a liar? I have personal, my own business, and several accounts of a nonprofit I am an officer at. All have 2FA and none work. Intuit is a different story and I'm able to sync in bank transactions into it - not with Plaid-based services though!

I feel sorry you had to go through those replies telling you your statements were false or wrong. I think it comes from people who think that if it works for them, it must work for everyone else.

Yeah, I thought I'm imagining things, tried again, and this is what they say about BofA: https://ibb.co/KGMhFXF

Mint uses its own system I think. Personal Capital uses Yodlee.



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