Bank Account Linking
Simple, Safe, and Compliant Bank Account Linking for Your Payment API
Payment app users need to link their bank account to send and receive funds. With secure bank account linking through our partners MX or Plaid, Sila users can access this feature faster than ever before.
Simplify Linking Bank Accounts
All users need to link a U.S. bank account to send and receive money through your Sila-powered API. With our bank account linking API, you don’t have to worry about securing a linking API yourself.
Streamlined Actions through MX or Plaid
No more app aggregation in your future. With Sila, MX and Plaid are pre-approved partners and all the bank account linking API management is available in our documentation.
Never Touch the Sensitive Data
The U.S. banking system is getting a serious upgrade and Sila plans to be one of the first APIs to offer RTP.
Compliance Should be Your Top Concern
Compliance when it comes to bank account linking should not be complicated. It is the responsibility of every customer but we offer limited services in our API.
* The bank account linking feature isn’t a Sila product; however, we do provide simplified integration with account linking providers MX and Plaid.
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What are the security best practices for Bank Account Linking?
When collecting bank account data, it’s vital to follow security best practices. While Plaid helps to offload a lot of the compliance requirements, like securely transferring and hosting sensitive data, businesses still need to be mindful of Security Best Practices for Bank Account Linking and Payment Data.
What banks are connected through Bank Account Linking?
The banks that can link through the bank account linking endpoint are controlled by Plaid. Read about their coverage here.
How much does Bank Account Linking cost?
Sila is tightly integrated with MX and Plaid, but they are independent companies who make their own pricing decisions. To find out which solution is the best one for your business use case, please reach out to a sales executive.
How long does the Bank Account Linking process take?
Bank account linking takes a matter of minutes. Timelines for sending and receiving money vary. You can read about our transfer timelines in this article.
What are the business requirements for using Bank Account Linking?
To work with SIla, your business must be incorporated in the U.S. and each of your end-users will need to pass SSN verification or EIN verification. Learn more about pre-qualification for all our API access.
How does Bank Account Linking work?
A bank account linking API makes connecting to an online account, digital wallet, and the Sila API structure possible. Without being able to link a bank account, users would have no way to send or receive the money transferred.
Bank account linking requires the transferring of sensitive data, which is why Sila trusts in MX and Plaid as reliable partners. MX and Plaid are good at what they do, and by allowing MX and Plaid to manage the bank account linking data encryption process, we can focus on what we do best.
Through the Sila API, all users gain access to the core bank account linking code to securely connect with MX and Plaid right in the app.
Everything You Need for Managing End-users and Support, All in the Back End
With Sila and MX or Plaid on your side, you can access strong financial features:
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