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Anything better than Money Dashboard?
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uncommonadvice
Old 17-08-2010, 2:53 PM
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Default Anything better than Money Dashboard?

I recently signed up for Money Dashboard. It's a great site - however I'd prefer something which not only looks at transactions but also gives some sort of visual for a targetted saving scheme.

For example, if I was putting money aside for a house it would show the money piling up in some form.

Or am I just being fussy?
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Old 17-08-2010, 6:03 PM
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I use Money Dashboard too. It aggregates all my current accounts in the one place so I just opened a new one (Santander - 5% interest and 100 on opening!) and used a standing order as a savings plan. I can now view my savings and still track everything in the one place without logging in and out of different websites- nice and easy. I even found the account via the 'ways to save' link on their website.
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Old 17-08-2010, 6:05 PM
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Yes i think money dashboard is the best
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Old 17-08-2010, 9:23 PM
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I thought some banks were still not happy with people using aggregators.
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Old 18-08-2010, 12:55 PM
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Default lovemoney Visuals

lovemoney.com offer budgeting and analysis visuals. Very useful feature.
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Old 19-08-2010, 1:36 PM
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Default Aggregation and banks

The comment from getmore4less got me thinking.
I called my bank and indeed they don't indemnify anyone who gives their password to a third party which, for now, includes aggregators. Money Dashboard's security credentials look pretty good though, and anyone hacking my details can only see my transactions; not steal my money. So I'll stick with it - already addicted to the benefits.
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Old 19-08-2010, 7:09 PM
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The comment from getmore4less got me thinking.
I called my bank and indeed they don't indemnify anyone who gives their password to a third party which, for now, includes aggregators.
...except it doesn't, at least not all of them. All the aggregators based on Account Unity (including Egg and First Direct's) don't have access to your password - it's saved on your computer (or portable drive, if you choose that option) in encrypted form, and probably safer than most other forms of storing it. It certainly never goes through their servers.

I'm not saying the banks are happy about aggregators (although Egg and FD obviously are), but you aren't giving your password to a third party.
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Old 22-08-2010, 12:49 PM
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The banks or at least halifax wont cover fraud on the account if you use them. It was on the clarity card terms and conditions.
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Old 22-08-2010, 11:10 PM
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Is moneydashboard free to use?
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Old 23-08-2010, 11:34 AM
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Money Dashboard is free. Still in open beta though; not sure if they plan to charge for it eventually - how will they make any money out of it otherwise? Perhaps it'll be free until the issues between banks and aggregators are cleared up?
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Old 01-04-2011, 6:22 AM
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Tried Money Dashboard yesterday and it's having a problem with Nationwide. Another problem with it is that in MS Money you could put in an alarm to warn you if you are getting close to your overdraft limit. As far as I can see you can't put an alarm for a negative amount on a single account in MD.
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Old 02-04-2011, 2:53 PM
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...except it doesn't, at least not all of them. All the aggregators based on Account Unity (including Egg and First Direct's) don't have access to your password - it's saved on your computer (or portable drive, if you choose that option) in encrypted form, and probably safer than most other forms of storing it. It certainly never goes through their servers.
Lovemoney and Moneydashboard both use the Yodlee service which stores your password data on their servers (they provide this service to a number of banks in the USA). Yodlee also offers their own direct service - MoneyCenter. This offers an alerting service for low balances.
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Old 21-09-2011, 3:53 PM
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I'd love to use Money Dashboard but unfortunately it doesn't seem to like my Halifax account. Keep getting error code and it won't register it
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Old 21-09-2011, 5:07 PM
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Doesn't like my Halifax or RBS accounts...errors 403 and 409.

I'd love to use this as well
DEBT - 10,176.11 (Jan 2011) ---> 2,901.70 (Jan 2014)
SAVINGS - 0 (Jan 2011) ---> 35688.08 (Jan 2014)
MORTGAGE - 65,000 (Jan 2011) ---> 62, 160.35 (Jan 2014)
CHALLENGES - MFIT-T3 #3(7052.16/35k)
NET WORTH - (10,176.11) (Jan 2011) ---> 34, 126.03 (Jan 2014),
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Old 22-09-2011, 9:59 AM
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Worth trying lovemoney's Tracker. It's a better alternative as it doesn't rely on Silverlight. (I use it on my smartphone). Halifax accounts works well.
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