Posts Tagged ‘Money Dashboard’

Yodlee and Money Dashboard reveal UK consumers’ spending excesses

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Yodlee, Inc., the leading provider of online personal financial management (PFM) and revenue-generating payments solutions, and Money Dashboard, the UK’s simple online solution for consumers who struggle to keep track of spending and income, today announced the results of an independent analysis of spending habits of thousands of consumers over the last quarter of 2010.

As the price of fuel continues to skyrocket worldwide and grocery prices creep ever upwards, Yodlee and Money Dashboard found that consumers are spending an average of 40% more on fuel and 9% more on groceries each month than their budget allocation in these categories.

Money Dashboard Founder and CEO Gavin Littlejohn explained, “Unfortunately the trend of day-to-day essentials increasing in price is set to stay for the foreseeable future, and so consumers need to take this into account when planning their monthly budget. Fortunately we can now provide a secure and hassle free way to help consumers to budget and staying in control more easily.”

As people continue to struggle through difficult economic times, more people are clamouring for easy-to-use online personal financial management tools to help them plan and manage expenditures.

“Yodlee has seen a significant increase in demand for comprehensive PFM services, as is evidenced by Money Dashboard’s rapid adoption,” said Jason O’Shaughnessy, Yodlee’s Managing Director, EMEA. “When people are dealing with increased costs for life necessities like food and energy, the need for accurate budgeting becomes even more pronounced, and we’re pleased to provide robust services that have a marked impact on the day-to-day lives of thousands of people. Yodlee is committed to helping our partners to develop the European market place for PFM.”

Powering (PFM) for more than 27 million individuals across the globe, Yodlee combines traditional PFM and payments with the new Yodlee FinApp Center — a financial services application marketplace—to create a personalized and actionable online and mobile money management experience.

With Yodlee 10 and the Yodlee FinApp Center, European banks and financial services providers have the freedom to innovate and deploy solutions quickly so they can engage customers who might otherwise be overwhelmed by the complexity of monitoring and managing accounts for checking, savings, credit, debit, personal loans, and rewards programs. Yodlee 10 also empowers a personalized online and mobile experience, since nothing is more personal, or individual, than a person’s finances.

For more information, visit www.yodlee.com and www.moneydashboard.com or email Lucy Smith.

Money Dashboard launches personal finance solution to UK market

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Help is at hand for anyone who has ever missed a payment, unwittingly exceeded an overdraft limit or struggled to budget each month. Launching today, Money Dashboard is an easy to use and free online personal finance service that helps individuals and families to manage their money more effectively.

After a Christmas of excess, January is the perfect time to once and for all take control of your spending and now it needn’t be such a daunting prospect. By bringing your bank accounts and credit card spending history together on one screen and recommending Ways To Save, Money Dashboard promises to take the hassle out of managing your money.

As well as helping individuals, Money Dashboard makes it simpler for families and couples to keep track of their income and spending by enabling them to automatically and securely aggregate their household accounts from multiple brands in a single view.

Users can access the Money Dashboard application from any computer with web access and it allows them to track and categorise spending, set budgets and helps them save. It can also be configured to send emails to alert users if they exceed their set budget or if they are about to go into overdraft. In future, it will also be possible to alert users to suspicious transactions on their account, and for users to log on to Money Dashboard from their mobile.

Gavin Littlejohn, Money Dashboard’s founder and CEO, says: “The Government has demonstrated in painful detail why it is important to keep track of spending and avoid getting into debt. It’s easy to put off reassessing your budget but now is the time to act on your New Year’s resolutions and take the first steps towards a brighter financial future.

“By giving people a clear picture of their finances, we can help consumers make better choices each month and recommend ways to save. Our aim is to take the fear and hassle out of managing money, focusing on helping young families and individuals to confidently manage their debt or create a path to better wealth. The UK consumer has shrinking access to financial advice, so it is important that they gain the confidence to self-serve, and Money Dashboard is designed to help them on that journey”

Since the service opened for public beta testing in May 2010, it has helped 10,000 users to manage their money more effectively. Thanks to feedback received from beta testers, the application has undergone several rounds of improvements as part of its evolution and new features will continue to be added following launch.

Chris Cathcart, a digital media strategist, was one of the first users to benefit from Money Dashboard during its beta testing phase.

He says: “I’m more aware of what I’m spending my salary on since using Money Dashboard and I’m less likely to spend money that I don’t have on items I don’t need. It’s easier to make financial decisions going forward as I have a really clear picture of my incomings and outgoings.

“The best feature of Money Dashboard is the option to tag your transactions. Once you’ve entered your details, the software categorises spending automatically so you can easily see the areas where you’re going over budget.”

Money Dashboard comment on Spending Review

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

In response to the Chancellor’s Spending Review this afternoon, Gavin Littlejohn, CEO of personal finance site MoneyDashboard.com, says:

“The most important message I took from the Chancellor’s announcement today was his desire to help people take control of their own money and save.

“Over the past twenty years we have become a nation of spenders and not savers. That time is over and while this review is harsh it is the reality. We have to look to the future, taking individual responsibility for our personal finances.

“For many households robust budgeting will be more important than ever. By having a clear picture of our monthly income and where that money goes it will be much easier to cope with the challenges this spending review brings.”

About Money Dashboard

Money Dashboard is a free online personal finance service for the UK consumer. It brings a person’s bank accounts, credit cards and store cards together in one service – giving a clear up to the minute picture of their personal finances.

Consumers can access it from any PC and by spending just ten minutes a month it allows them to track spending, set budgets and helps them save. It will also send email alerts of budget overspend, suspicious transactions or important events.

Independent of banks, building societies and lending organisations, Money Dashboard is the consumer’s friend. It puts people in control of their finances and helps them identify suitable products and ways to save.

Money Dashboard was launched in 2006 by CEO Gavin Littlejohn and is backed by a heavy weight management team including Non Executive Chairman Stuart Sinclair, former CEO of Tesco Personal Finance and David Robinson, founder and former CEO of Bright Grey.

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Win an iPad with Money Dashboard

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010


Money Dashboard, the online personal finance management service for UK consumers, is giving away an iPad to celebrate the launch of its latest product update.

To be in with a chance of getting your hands on this year’s most coveted geek toy, visit the Money Dashboard web survey.

Money Dashboard Taking The Platform At TechCrunch Edinburgh

Monday, May 10th, 2010


Money Dashboard has revealed it will be appearing at TechCrunch Edinburgh on Wednesday 12 May. It is understood Gavin Littlejohn (pictured), the company’s CEO, will make an important announcement regarding the ongoing development of the revolutionary personal finance site in the run up to its official launch later this year.

Hotly tipped to be the UK’s Mint.com, Money Dashboard is an easy to use, secure and free online personal finance service that helps individuals and families to manage their money more effectively.

The aim of the application, having undergone rigorous security testing, is to save consumers time and money whilst reducing stress. Money Dashboard takes the hassle out of budgeting by bringing online bank accounts and credit card transactions data together in one place.

Fighting firmly on the side of the consumer, Money Dashboard is impartial and independent of banks and building societies.

Gavin Littlejohn comments: “We are delighted to be appearing at TechCrunch Edinburgh alongside some extremely impressive companies.”

This is the first TechCrunch Europe UK event to be held outside of London and its programme has attracted a prestigious line up with speakers from Skyscanner, Cloudsoft and Rapid Mobile.

TechCrunch Europe is co-locating with Informatics Ventures’ annual conference Engage | Invest | Exploit 10. Informatics Ventures is Europe’s largest Computer Science Department and this is its third annual showcase of the most promising, high-growth companies spun out of leading Scottish Universities.

This year’s event is the biggest to date with an exhibition of 50 start-ups and spin-outs from the bio tech, clean tech, social media, gaming and mobile sectors.

http://www.moneydashboard.com

Roll up roll up for the greatest show in town

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

The techy carnival is coming to town with TechCrunch and its ‘digital power broker’ Mike Butcher, hooking up with Informatics Ventures for Engage | Invest | Exploit 10 in Edinburgh on 12 May 2010.

This is the first TechCrunch Europe UK event to be held outside of London and its programme has attracted a prestigious line up of speakers and a powerful delegate list of the great and good from Scotland’s tech community.

Informatics Ventures is based in Edinburgh University’s School of Informatics and Engage | Invest | Exploit 10 is its third annual showcase of the most promising, high-growth companies spun out of leading Scottish Universities.

This year’s event will be the biggest to date with an exhibition of 50 start-ups and spin-outs from bio tech, clean tech, social media, gaming and mobile all in one place and in one morning. EIE is Scotland’s biggest opportunity for Informatics entrepreneurs and investors to meet.

During the TechCrunch afternoon sessions, Skyscanner’s Lara Bayley will be presenting on “Why Scotland for Startups?”; followed by fast pitches from some early stage local startups. A panel of entrepreneurs with Adtaily, Onedrum and Cloudsoft will discuss linking Scotland to Europe.

Andrew Nutter looks at “How to turn on an investor”; Rapid Mobile will cover “Mobile innovation in Scotland and finally a panel of investors will discuss “Investing in Tech startups in and beyond Scotland.”

We’ve done a roll call of Hot Tin Roof clients who are attending and we are almost at a 100% hit rate with MoneyDashboard, FreeAgent Central, EdgeCase, Flexiant, Civic and Informatics Ventures (naturally) all signed up. And of course, there’s no show without punch, so we’ll be there too!

Don’t worry – if you haven’t got your tickets yet – it’s not too late – just click here.

Shamelessly flexing our mussels

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Hot Tin Roof is feeling exceptionally wise this week.

Or at least we should be, considering that four very angry wisdom teeth caused Lucy’s face to swell to twice its usual size. We’d post a photograph but, quite frankly, it would put you off your dinner.

Despite an increasing reliance on Superdrug’s finest painkillers, the past fortnight has been a busy one.

We took a trip down to Port Seton to launch the programme for the 3 Harbours Seafood Festival. The delicious mussels and langoustines served steaming beside the sea were a perfect start to the day (pictured).

The photocall was a great success and we enjoyed the fish puns used by the Edinburgh Evening News in their coverage of our launch.

We were also pleased to discover that Scottish investors consider cloud computing and SaaS as the top IT businesses to invest in.

Flexiant’s Tony Lucas told The Scotsman why he thinks the market for cloud (and not just the one made of ash) is going to grow and grow.

Our favourite personal finance experts, Money Dashboard, also announced that the appointments of Andy Laing and Laurie Dempster to the team. We got straight on the phones and the story was covered in The Scotsman, City AM and Business 7.

And on our headphones this week: Volume Two by the delightfully poppy She & Him.

Money Dashboard appoints new CFO in preparation for launch

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Money Dashboard has announced the appointment of Andy Laing to its executive team. He takes up the position of Chief Financial Officer, preparing the free online personal finance service for launch this spring.

The company has brought Mr Laing on board to help it develop strong financial controls and a strategy for growth.

Most recently Group Finance Director with Tangible, the marketing services division of the AIM listed Cello Group plc, he developed his senior management skills with Navigator Responsive Advertising, bringing about the successful management buy-out of the business from Faulds Group and completing a subsequent trade sale.

Gavin Littlejohn, Money Dashboard’s CEO, says: “Andy’s reputation goes ahead of him and I trust that he is the right man to help us to tighten up our financial controls as we move towards launch. I look forward to working closely with him.”

Following talks with Money Dashboard’s management team, Mr Laing has joined the company on a full time basis.

He says: “I first met Money Dashboard’s CEO Gavin Littlejohn through a contact at Par Equity investment group. I was drawn to Gavin’s idea and my initial impression of Money Dashboard was that the company had an excellent product backed up by a very focussed team.

Having working with large, established companies for a number of years, Mr Laing is anticipating an exciting time with Money Dashboard as it prepares to launch.

He says: “We’re now in the final run up to launch so it’s a great time to be getting involved with such a promising new business. It’ll be fantastic to see the application go live next month.”

Money Dashboard is a free online personal finance service for the UK consumer. It brings a person’s bank accounts, credit cards and store cards together in one service – giving a clear up to the minute picture of their personal finances.

Consumers can access it from any PC and by spending just ten minutes a month it allows them to track spending, set budgets and helps them save. It will also send email and text alerts of budget overspend, suspicious transactions or important events.

Money Dashboard launches beta testing

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Gavin Littlejohn, Money Dashboard's CEO

Gavin Littlejohn, Money Dashboard's CEO



Money Dashboard’s eagerly anticipated beta testing programme launches today. Testing is by invitation only and thousands of people have already signed up to take part.

For the first time testers will get a feel for how Money Dashboard will finally look when it launches next Spring. Users can aggregate their bank accounts, tag transactions and use the budgeting tools provided. A forum to provide feedback is also now live.

Money Dashboard is a free online personal finance service for the UK consumer. It brings a person’s bank accounts, credit cards, store cards and loans together on one screen – giving a clear up to the minute picture of their personal finances, making it the one place to manage your money.

Consumers can access the Money Dashboard application from any PC and by using it for just ten to fifteen minutes a month it allows them to track spending, set budgets and helps them save. It will also send email and text alerts of budget overspend, suspicious transactions or important events.

Independent of banks, building societies and lending organisations, Money Dashboard is the consumer’s friend. It puts people in control of their finances and helps them identify suitable products and ways to save.

The feedback from Money Dashboard’s testers will help shape the final product and ensure that it can put the UK consumer back in charge of their own finances.”

Money Dashboard will be rolling the service out to those that are currently signed up over the next few weeks – applications for access are still being accepted at www.moneydashboard.com/signup.aspx.

Money experts get Hot Tin Roof on board

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Hot Tin Roof has been signed up by Money Dashboard to promote its new online personal finance application.

The internet start-up, which is to launch in the new year, has already been hailed as the next Mint.com, the highly successful American internet banking website. Hot Tin Roof recently broke the news of Money Dashboard’s latest £1m investment on TechCrunch, the influential technology website.

Hot Tin Roof plans to build trust and brand recognition for the company through a sustained online and traditional media campaign. Hot Tin Wire, the online service launched earlier this year, will build on successful campaigns for The Fringe, Ambergreen, and FreeAgent Central.

The board of Money Dashboard includes a number of high-profile figures from the banking world. Stuart Sinclair, the former CEO of Tesco Personal Finance, has been appointed as the company’s non-executive chairman.

Hot Tin Roof’s Director, Sarah Lee, says: “Money Dashboard is great company, with a bright future ahead of it and lots of confidence behind it. Online personal finance has not yet taken off in the UK so there is an opportunity to change the face of internet banking in this country, as Mint.com has done in the States. People like to know that their money is safe so building trust in the application’s stringent security measures will be an important part of our campaign.

She adds: “Like the internet, our Hot Tin Wire service is continually developing as trends change online. We offer an up-to-the minute dedicated service to ensure that our clients get the most they can from the opportunities available online.”

For more information contact Sarah Lee.

As featured in The Drum.


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