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    • trent
    • By trent 8th Jan 18, 3:40 PM
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    Alternative to First Direct Internet Banking Plus on Mac
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    • 8th Jan 18, 3:40 PM
    Alternative to First Direct Internet Banking Plus on Mac 8th Jan 18 at 3:40 PM
    Hi there, I have recently moved from PC to Mac and found that the really useful First Direct Internet Banking Plus service which allows me to view and login to all my bank accounts does not work on a Mac! ( in the past I used the Egg money manager until that was discontinued)

    Are there any alternatives, that will save me manually logging in to multiple bank accounts.

    As an aside, I have seen some online aggregation services, but for me, the most useful part is being able to login with one click to multiple banks - and the aggregators did not seem to offer that.

    thanks
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    • john22
    • By john22 8th Jan 18, 8:25 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:25 PM
    Hi there, I have recently moved from PC to Mac and found that the really useful First Direct Internet Banking Plus service which allows me to view and login to all my bank accounts does not work on a Mac! ( in the past I used the Egg money manager until that was discontinued)

    Are there any alternatives, that will save me manually logging in to multiple bank accounts.

    As an aside, I have seen some online aggregation services, but for me, the most useful part is being able to login with one click to multiple banks - and the aggregators did not seem to offer that.

    thanks
    Originally posted by trent
    What do you mean it does not work on the Mac?

    Is it a program that is downloaded onto PC or is it web based and does not work on the safari web browser. If itís the latter then why not use google chrome browser?
    • djohnst
    • By djohnst 8th Jan 18, 8:46 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:46 PM
    I can confirm - Internet Banking Plus is an ActiveX web application so only works on Internet Explorer.
    • john22
    • By john22 8th Jan 18, 9:02 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 9:02 PM
    I can confirm - Internet Banking Plus is an ActiveX web application so only works on Internet Explorer.
    Originally posted by djohnst
    Sorry thatís me stumped.

    Unsure why companies still design there online presence without making it compatible with safari or at least google chrome browser, very backward thinking.

    Hope someone else can help you!
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 9th Jan 18, 2:00 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 2:00 AM
    First Direct are a pain already without them trying to add more

    I mistyped by security question, 1 character slipped. It forced me to create a new security question. Thats daft. 1 slip and you have to change it?
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    • Mr_Toad
    • By Mr_Toad 9th Jan 18, 11:32 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:32 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:32 AM
    First Direct are a pain already without them trying to add more

    I mistyped by security question, 1 character slipped. It forced me to create a new security question. Thats daft. 1 slip and you have to change it?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I'm sorry but you mistyped your message.

    Please create a new message...........
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    • trent
    • By trent 9th Jan 18, 1:41 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 1:41 PM
    Yes, the technology active x is only on Internet Explorer and so doesn!!!8217;t work on a Mac.
    It seems strange to build software that is not compatible across devices... but that is how it is.

    Has anyone used any software programs that will aggregate different bank accounts and also allow you to login to the various banks automatically ?

    This seems to be the one thing I can!!!8217;t resolve so far on my PC to Mac journey.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 9th Jan 18, 2:16 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 2:16 PM
    You could always run a Windows Emulator on the Mac.

    That's what I did when I tried a mac for a while, before switching back to a PC!
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 9th Jan 18, 6:05 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:05 PM
    I'm sorry but you mistyped your message.

    Please create a new message...........
    Originally posted by Mr_Toad
    See why its a big issue for me One mistryped charactar amd i havv to reset mt parsword orr sekuritty quistion again
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 10th Jan 18, 8:29 AM
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    Hi there, I have recently moved from PC to Mac and found that the really useful First Direct Internet Banking Plus service which allows me to view and login to all my bank accounts does not work on a Mac! ( in the past I used the Egg money manager until that was discontinued)
    Originally posted by trent
    You should be complaining to First Direct that they will only let you use outdated web browsers (which only work on a particular system so alienating everyone that prefers to use a different one) that are becoming security risks. They should let you use modern browsers that adhere to standards so you can use any one on any type of system.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 10th Jan 18, 9:17 AM
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    You should be complaining to First Direct that they will only let you use outdated web browsers (which only work on a particular system so alienating everyone that prefers to use a different one) that are becoming security risks. They should let you use modern browsers that adhere to standards so you can use any one on any type of system.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    You can use the very latest version of IE on a PC running Windows.

    You should complain to Apple that they don't support Active X.

    Or complain to Android that they don't support iTunes.

    Apple's share of the "PC" market is shrinking, and is now just over 7%. I can understand businesses not spending money developing apps for a small minority. Especially in the case of First Direct Internet Banking Plus which is free for anyone to use - you don't even have to be a FD customer!
    Last edited by Nick_C; 07-02-2018 at 12:39 PM. Reason: Added the word "Plus"
    • toshi
    • By toshi 10th Jan 18, 10:05 AM
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    Internet Explore has been patch works for SpyGlass Mosaic Browser (remember ? lol) Active X is an old technology, and Microsoft wants to get rid of it as MS new Edge Browser does not support Active X.

    https://www.computerworld.com/article/2920892/web-browsers/microsoft-nixes-activex-add-on-technology-in-new-edge-browser.html

    People also shift to mobile, tablet as well. I won't be surprised even Active X based services would disappear in near future. Let's hope we will have more cross-platform open services ...
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 11th Jan 18, 11:35 AM
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    You can use the very latest version of IE on a PC running Windows.

    You should complain to Apple that they don't support Active X.
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    Why? Microsoft are stopping support for Active X.. Internet Explorer is now deprecated in Windows 10 and their replacement browser doesn't support it. The only software that support Active X is at the end of its life. Companies should be aware that no modern browser supports Active X and they should create web sites that work in all current browsers.
    • Rosie1980
    • By Rosie1980 6th Feb 18, 11:09 AM
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    Did you find an answer
    I am interested in the answer to this question, did you find a solution? I too used Egg Money Manager and then onto First Direct Plus; and now I am using a Mac. It's a real pain logging into all the accounts separately.
    • mro
    • By mro 7th Feb 18, 10:29 AM
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    Especially in the case of First Direct Internet Banking which is free for anyone to use - you don't even have to be a FD customer!
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    How can use FD internet banking without being customer ?

    You have to login, you have to have account to manage.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 7th Feb 18, 11:36 AM
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    How can use FD internet banking without being customer ?

    You have to login, you have to have account to manage.
    Originally posted by mro
    I use First Direct Internet Banking Plus. I have a user account for that system. I don't have any bank accounts with First Direct.
    Last edited by Nick_C; 07-02-2018 at 12:40 PM. Reason: Added the word "Plus"
    • Rosie1980
    • By Rosie1980 7th Feb 18, 12:19 PM
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    It's a different log in, it's their internet banking plus service. However they have changed it and you do now have to have a First Direct current account.
    • mro
    • By mro 7th Feb 18, 12:23 PM
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    I use First Direct Internet Banking. I have a user account for that system. I don't have any bank accounts with First Direct.
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    So FD let you manage bank account from a different bank.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 7th Feb 18, 12:30 PM
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    So FD let you manage bank account from a different bank.
    Originally posted by mro
    Yes!.......
    • Rosie1980
    • By Rosie1980 7th Feb 18, 1:36 PM
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    You can only use this in Internet Explorer only as it requires ActiveX. Your bank details are stored securely on your PC, not by FD. If you use multiple PCs you have to set up your details on each PC. It's brilliant, one log in and you can see the lot. The only downside is it isn't supported on any other web browser.
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