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    • uncommonadvice
    • By uncommonadvice 17th Aug 10, 2:53 PM
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    Anything better than Money Dashboard?
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    • 17th Aug 10, 2:53 PM
    Anything better than Money Dashboard? 17th Aug 10 at 2:53 PM
    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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  • mouthstofeed
    • #2
    • 17th Aug 10, 6:03 PM
    Money Dashboard
    • #2
    • 17th Aug 10, 6:03 PM
    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.
    • preable
    • By preable 17th Aug 10, 6:05 PM
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    preable
    • #3
    • 17th Aug 10, 6:05 PM
    • #3
    • 17th Aug 10, 6:05 PM
    Yes i think money dashboard is the best
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 17th Aug 10, 9:23 PM
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    getmore4less
    • #4
    • 17th Aug 10, 9:23 PM
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    • 17th Aug 10, 9:23 PM
    I thought some banks were still not happy with people using aggregators.
  • IM1
    • #5
    • 18th Aug 10, 12:55 PM
    lovemoney Visuals
    • #5
    • 18th Aug 10, 12:55 PM
    lovemoney.com offer budgeting and analysis visuals. Very useful feature.
  • mouthstofeed
    • #6
    • 19th Aug 10, 1:36 PM
    Aggregation and banks
    • #6
    • 19th Aug 10, 1:36 PM
    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.
    • blueberrypie
    • By blueberrypie 19th Aug 10, 7:09 PM
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    • 19th Aug 10, 7:09 PM
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    • 19th Aug 10, 7:09 PM
    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.
    Originally posted by mouthstofeed
    ...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.
    • sweetilemon
    • By sweetilemon 22nd Aug 10, 12:49 PM
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    • 22nd Aug 10, 12:49 PM
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    • 22nd Aug 10, 12:49 PM
    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.
    • Norman-B
    • By Norman-B 22nd Aug 10, 11:10 PM
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    • 22nd Aug 10, 11:10 PM
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    • 22nd Aug 10, 11:10 PM
    Is moneydashboard free to use?
  • mouthstofeed
    Money Dashboard
    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?
  • hartsdown
    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.
  • nick88
    ...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.
    Originally posted by blueberrypie
    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.
  • sosos
    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
    • lvm
    • By lvm 21st Sep 11, 5:07 PM
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    lvm
    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) ---> £0.00 (Sept 2014)
    SAVINGS - £0 (Jan 2011) ---> £35688.08 (Jan 2014)
    MORTGAGES:
    Home @ 3.99% - £65,000 (Jan 2011) ---> £62, 092.86 (June 2015)
    BTL 1 @ 4.49% - £69, 750 (Sept 2014) ---> £68, 610.49 (June 2015)
    BTL 2 @ 3.99% - £123, 750 (June 2015) ---> £123, 750 (June 2015)
  • FJClear
    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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