Personal Finance Software

PayPal's new update lets you instantly transfer money to your bank account

PayPal wants you to get your money faster.

The online payments company said Tuesday it will start rolling out Instant Transfer to bank accounts in the US in the coming week. The feature lets you quickly move money from your PayPal account to your bank account instead of using the standard transfer function, which usually takes one business day. The new feature comes via an expanded partnership with JP Morgan Chase, which has given PayPal access to a real-time payment network... Read More »

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MasterCard to block subscriptions from charging you after free trials

MasterCard (download for iOS or Android) is adding a safety net policy for anyone who forgot cancel a free trial, according to a blog post.

Merchants often let customers try out their product for a set number of days before charging the subscription fee. It's frustrating, though, when you wind up paying for something that you weren't satisfied with because of a complicated cancellation process.

The financial services company announced a change in their rules that... Read More »

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'Basket' shopping list app can help you find cheap groceries and save money on food

Saving money on groceries can be a challenge.

Most of us go to the same stores on our weekly grocery trip. And as we shop, we try to save money by buying generic brands, using rewards cards or simply by cutting back. Clipping sales circulars like extreme couponers isn't sustainable for everyone.

The Basket app thinks you shouldn't have to tweak your grocery list to lower your weekly food bill; you need to change where you're shopping spend less on your... Read More »

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Best alternatives to PayPal to make payments in 2019

So many of our financial transactions now occur online or through apps linked to our bank accounts, and peer-to-peer payment apps have become an integral part of how many people pay their debts and distribute funds.

Paypal has dominated the market since starting out as Confinity in 1998 under the guidance of a host of tech entrepreneurs, including Peter Thiel and Elon Musk. It eventually adopted the "PayPal" moniker after a rapid increase in usage, and the platform became even more... Read More »

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'Gohenry' digital money app teaches kids about debit card responsibility

It's rare to have cash on hand these days, between debit cards, credit cards, paying via your smartphone, and bit currency. It begs the question: does the piggy bank still have a place in a kid's life?

Alex Zivoder, CEO of Gohenry, made the piggy bank digital with the app, Gohenry (iOS, Android). The app is designed to teach kids from six to 18 years-old good money habits.

Your kids can have the independence to manage their own money with... Read More »

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Beware of fake bank apps on Android stealing customer account data

Some of the largest banks in India are reeling this week after cybersecurity firm Sophos released an in-depth study claiming to have found 12 Android apps that posed as banking apps, stealing account information from thousands of people in the process.

Malicious banking apps were originally spotted in July by another security firm, which caught apps trying to mimic Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, and Axis Bank -- all banks based in India. Google took those apps... Read More »

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How apps are helping women in the UK invest smarter and catch up to men in building wealth

I used to work at a bank and noticed two things. First, women on the 1940s-50s end of the Baby Boomer generation were more likely to rely on their husbands to "take care" of the money. Conversely, Generation X men were more likely to say "she handles all that," when referring to bills and money.

Even though perspectives on gender equality are shifting, there are still areas of everyday life where women aren't on the same playing field as... Read More »

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Apple Wallet adds student ID cards to buy food and get into buildings across campus

Student ID cards are a staple in most university experiences. Your student ID can get you into certain places for free, get you discount on purchases, buy food around campus, and more.

Today students at select universities can replace their physical student ID with digital wallet software on the iPhone. Students can add their ID to Apple Wallet for quick use around campus.

The new ability launched for Duke University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Oklahoma today. By... Read More »

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Barclays app now offers 'Open Banking' to let you access accounts from other banks

Open banking regulations recently passed across the UK were designed to spur innovation and loosen the grip of a handful of legacy banks from the country's financial system. The new rules forced large banks to open up their consumer data through secure APIs, giving app makers and other banks access to information that could then be used to create any number of useful financial services.

In response to the changes, Barclays has rolled out an update to its mobile app that... Read More »

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You can now trade Bitcoin on your phone with Square Cash app (in New York)

Square's Cash App has officially been approved by the State of New York to handle cryptocurrency transfers after expanding the feature to other states last year.

Users will now be able to trade Bitcoin using the app, which is only the 9th company to receive a virtual currency license or "bitlicense" by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Only Xapo, Genesis Global Trading, bitFlyer USA, Coinbase, XRP II and Circle Internet Financial have received licenses and two more... Read More »

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