All Articles Tagged "online banking"
Doesn’t it seem scary that your personal information and your money are just floating around out there in cyber space? Locked away simply by a few letters and numbers in a password? It should seem scary! Luckily, if you avoid these too-common mistakes, you should be safe.
(Telegraph) – Latest figures suggested that not a single saver in Briton would make a real return on their cash if the cost of living continues to rise. Historically low interest rates and the government’s preferred measure of inflation, the Consumer Prices Index, at 3.2 per cent means savers are already struggling to get an income.
(Wall Street Journal) – With the “flash crash” seared into investors’ minds, would they trust a financial planner who climbs out of a computer? New online financial-planning services, led by a Philadelphia-based startup called Veritat Advisors, aim to replace the traditional in-person approach with a faster, cheaper beam-me-into-your-living-room model.
(Black Web 2.0) — Whether you are trying to prepare for your future or correct the mistakes of the past, money is always a factor. No matter how good we think we are at keeping track of our money, it often seems like it’s gone as soon as you get it. Goals that we set get pushed farther and farther back until they’re just distant dreams. Regardless of your income level, you need a clear and detailed management and tracking strategy to step your game up.
(Smart Money) – It’s a question that’s often raised when a bank adopts a new technology. Is a new convenience worth a potential compromise in security? Many consumers struggle with it when they use text messaging to conduct business; log in to their bank account on a public computer; or even weigh using an automatic teller machine outside their bank branch. Now, a new mobile phone application has some asking the question again. EBay’s (EBAY: 21.36, -0.06, -0.28%) PayPal Mobile app allows PayPal account holders to transfer money by bumping two smartphones together, or entering the email address of their friend’s account. The free app allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to send money to other users around the world at no cost using their PayPal balance or bank account.
(WSJ.com) — Starting Monday, personal-finance site Mint.com will double the number of financial institutions from which it can receive account information. The change is important for Mint as the site seeks to expand beyond its core base and address the regular complaint that specific financial institutions aren’t listed. The site will provide access to more users than just those who use banking juggernauts like Bank of America, Citibank or HSBC, for example. It’s an especially timely development, as many consumers are reconsidering their relationships with financial institutions.