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The future of data aggregation and the future of finance

March 14, 2019 | 0 min read

Tearsheet ran a month-long series about data aggregation in the financial technology industry. The series was sponsored by MX. Below are the articles and podcasts that ran as part of the series:


  • Feb 11: WTF is data aggregation (article)
  • Feb 14: Data Agg 101 (podcast): What is data aggregation and why it matters to personal finance. (The host of the 19:30 min. podcast, Zack Miller, explains that one significant way MX stands out from the competition is its focus on clean data.)
  • Feb 19: A buyer’s guide to data aggregation (article). MX is compared side-by-side with Finicity, Quovo, Yodlee, Plaid, and CashEdge/Fiserv
  • Feb 25: Case study (podcast): BBVA Compass’ Alex Carriles on the impact of choosing the right data aggregation provider
  • March 14: The future of data aggregation and the future of finance with MX's Brandon Dewitt (podcast). Introduction to this podcast, the final segment of the series:

    Welcome to the Tearsheet Podcast. I'm Zack Miller.

    Over the past month, we've spent a lot of time writing and talking on data aggregation. It's not the world's sexiest topic, but it's one we've begun to appreciate. It's almost like the first stage of the internet. You needed to get machines and devices all connected and then open up broadband pipes to let information flow.

    The same is happening with data aggregation. Giving an individual access to his or her data sets the stage for providing new types of financial services, advice, and functionality. Data aggregation even impacts the definition of what a bank is and isn't going forward. Most of all, it places the individual at the center of the financial system — his or her personal financial ecosystem — to make more informed decisions and lower the stress that accompanies lack of full information about our finances.

    So, for the last episode, we're looking out toward the future. MX's co-founder and CTO Brandon Dewitt joins us to talk about where data aggregation started and where it's headed.


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