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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.

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    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 7th Feb 18, 1:48 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.
    Originally posted by Rosie1980
    Specifically, Internet Explorer running on Windows. Apparently it doesn't work with IE on a Mac.

    I've just got a new laptop with Win 10, and FDIBP wasn't working very well. It works much better with the 32 bit version of Internet Explorer which you can probably find at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer"
    • Rosie1980
    • By Rosie1980 7th Feb 18, 3:01 PM
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    I just came across this Trent
    Maybe it will be released soon and as it's by HSBC it might be similar to what FD provided!
    • davereader
    • By davereader 8th Feb 18, 4:46 PM
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    I tried Yolt recently and that allows you to view mulitple accounts via an app on your phone.
    • whiggy2016
    • By whiggy2016 22nd Mar 18, 7:52 PM
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    Hi All,

    I use First Direct Internet Banking Plus. It is an old system, it's been live since 2004, but works fine.

    All the modern alternatives via an app or desktop I've found are 'read-only' which in practice means the following: (using Yolt as an example)

    "Yolt is designed to integrate your financial data in read-only mode. That means money cannot move in or out of your account using Yolt. In fact, no changes can be made to your account when you sync your account to Yolt."

    First Direct Internet Banking Plus combines both what Yolt provides (a snapshot) and the ability to move money/apply for products/edit your accounts.

    If anyone finds an alternative that combines both of these key features please let us know!
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