One of the buzz-ideas of dotcom1 was the financial aggregator - a web-based system that held all your financial data in one place, analyzed it and then suggested how to optimize it. The problem with these systems was that the banks and credit card companies didn't like other parties owning the relationship with their clients and blocked their data getting to the aggregators. A good few years later and it looks like the aggregators are back...

One of the buzz-ideas of dotcom1 was the financial aggregator – a web-based system that held all your financial data in one place, analyzed it and then suggested how to optimize it. The problem with these systems was that the banks and credit card companies didn't like other parties owning the relationship with their clients and blocked their data getting to the aggregators.

A good few years later and it looks like the aggregators are back – Springwise reports on a new service called Mint:

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