Linked Financial Account Terms

Last updated: June 14, 2023

We provide a Consumer Service that allows you to connect your U.S. financial accounts to easily share your financial account data with Stripe and our affiliates (and to the extent identified, our Business User with which you are interacting), so that you can receive better product experiences. These Financial Connections Terms, along with the Consumer Terms of Service, apply when you use this Consumer Service.

When you interact with a Business User that has enabled this Consumer Service, we will ask you to connect one or more of your financial accounts. If you agree to connect your financial accounts with us, Stripe will collect data from those financial accounts (associated with the login information you provide) for account selection and as reasonably necessary to provide this Consumer Service. We will only provide the Business User with the data categories (and related insights) requested by the Business User for the specific accounts you choose to share with the Business User. 

Your financial account data is either provided directly by your financial institution, or collected by us or our third party partners by collecting, storing and using your login information (such as your username and password). We refer to these financial institutions and partners as “Data Sources.” Finicity Corporation is one of our Data Sources, and their terms are available here and incorporated into these Financial Connections Terms by this reference. Where our Data Sources enable us to control the specific accounts to which Stripe accesses data, Stripe will not collect data except from the specific accounts you select. 

When you agree to connect your financial account using this Consumer Service, you consent to the collection, use, and retention of your financial account data (including personal data) for that financial account. Once connected to your financial account(s), we and our Data Sources will regularly collect, use, and store the following types of data from your financial accounts:

  • Account owner information, including contact information (such as your name and address);
  • Account balances, including current and pending balances;
  • Account details, including your account type and bank, and account and routing numbers;
  • Account transactions, including balance, transaction date, payee, location, transaction, description, and amount.

Among other things, we may use your data to:

  • Verify your financial account;
  • Facilitate the processing of your requested payments;
  • Mitigate fraud, financial loss, or other harm to you, our Business Users, and us;
  • Assess your eligibility for and offer you our other products or services;
  • Analyze, develop, and update this Consumer Service and our other products and services;
  • Provide you customer support;
  • Comply with law, and enforce our terms; and
  • For other purposes consistent with your consent and applicable law.

For example, we may use your financial account data to decrease the likelihood that you are charged with insufficient funds fees or experience an ACH return and to assess your eligibility for and offer you Consumer Services that we or our affiliates provide. Please review the Financial Connections FAQs to learn more. We will use your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy

We will only provide the Business User the categories of financial account data (including related insights) that the Business User requests and with your permission. Please remember, however, that our Privacy Policy covers our privacy practices, and not our Business Users’ privacy practices. Business Users may use your financial account data, for example, to verify that your account is valid and to check your account balance. 

In some cases, we and our Data Sources collect and store your financial institution login information, depending on the type of connection that we have with your financial institution. You authorize, and represent that you have the lawful right to authorize, us and our Data Sources to log into and access the data in your connected financial account(s) for the purposes described above. In order to provide you a better experience, you also authorize Stripe or our Data Sources to save, to remember, to trust or to take a similar action for account logins solely by Stripe or our Data Sources. We or our Data Sources may also be notified that account login is pending your action (such as your entry of a multifactor authentication code).  We may prompt you to complete that action directly in your financial institution’s application. This Consumer Service is not endorsed or sponsored by any financial institution whose account(s) are accessible through this Consumer Service, and we are not an agent of those financial institutions.

We will only provide the Business User with the data categories (and related insights) requested by the Business User for the specific accounts you select to share with the Business User. Otherwise, we disclose your financial account data and login information only to our trusted service providers and to the Data Sources only as necessary to provide this Consumer Service. We have implemented security controls that are designed to safeguard your data. To learn more, please visit 

If you want to disconnect your financial account from access by the Business User, you may do so through our disconnection form. Once your financial account has been disconnected, the Business User cannot access any subsequently refreshed financial account data from Stripe. Disconnecting your account or deleting your personal data from Stripe may not cancel or stop payments (including recurring payments) that you have already authorized. If you would like to request our Business User to cease debiting your account or to delete any copies of your data they obtained through this Consumer Service, please contact the Business User directly. 

Stripe typically does not collect additional information from your disconnected financial account. In some cases, however, our Data Sources (or your financial institution) do not enable us to cease collecting your financial account data until all accounts associated with the applicable login information have been disconnected. You can also use our disconnection form to request that we disconnect all accounts and to delete the financial account data we obtained (and associated login information, if we have collected them). 

You may choose for us to save your financial account for future use across our eligible Business Users, including when you check out on their websites and applications.  When you authorize us to save your financial account to Link, you are signing up for Link and creating a Link Account, and we will collect and store certain personal information from you, such as your name, email address, and mobile phone number. Please see the Link Account Terms for more information about Link Accounts.