Is it safe to link my bank account?

Absolutely! We use a third party service called Plaid that has top-notch security, and guarantee that none of your bank account data will ever be saved on Stride's servers.

Once you've linked an account, you'll be able to keep better track of your spending with our  balance overview. By categorizing your transactions as expenses, you'll save time and reduce the odds of missing out on a deduction.

Because Plaid oversees this integration in the app, Stride does not have any access to the information you've input about your bank. Here is some of the information provided by Plaid about their security:


Separate access controls are enforced at each layer of infrastructure. Multi-factor authentication is required for access to Plaid infrastructure. All application and user access logs are stored centrally and monitored.


Plaid regularly undergoes both internal and external network penetration tests, and third-party code reviews. Plaid has also completed a SOC 2 report. If you have any questions, please email


The Plaid API only allows client requests using strong TLS protocols and ciphers. Communication between Plaid infrastructure and financial institutions is transmitted over encrypted tunnels. All client communication with Plaid's API utilizes cryptographically hashed headers and timestamps to verify authenticity.


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