MAF understands the importance of keeping your financial information safe. We are committed alongside you to keep your information secure and this is why we chose to partner with Plaid.
Plaid is a safe and secure way to connect your bank information. Many major banks and credit unions have partnerships with them. Plaid is also used by popular financial apps such as Venmo and Stripe. All information in Plaid is encrypted and MAF never has access to your login credentials (Read here for more information about Plaid security). We feel confident that Plaid is a safe and secure way to verify your bank information.
If you are not comfortable with using Plaid, we can set up manual bank verification on your application. This will require you to provide bank verification documents that show your name, account number and routing number (such as a voided check). Review time of your application may be extended with manual verification.
As a reminder, all of our grant programs require you to provide a valid checking account in your name. This enables us to directly deposit grant funds into your account. If you would like to proceed using Plaid, please log back into your application and proceed with your application.