When we first launched Money Dashboard early last decade, things were a lot different than they are now. Microsoft had just launched Windows 8, Instagram launched the very first version of its Android app and Red Bull launched Felix Baumgartner down to earth from 24 miles up in the sky.
All this to say, the landscape in which Money Dashboard was operating was very different. Open banking was in its conception stage and technology companies were only just starting to move towards building apps that were mobile-first.
Fast forward to 2020, and we’re extremely proud that our apps have helped hundreds of thousands of people work towards their financial goals. We’ve had the pleasure of listening to countless success stories from those of you who have achieved your goals and more, through dedication to regular budgeting and being mindful of spending with Money Dashboard at your side.
That’s why we’re incredibly excited to be launching a brand new app. Our new app aims to refresh the things you love about Money Dashboard, and has been built from the ground up so that the technology that underpins it doesn’t rely on infrastructure that was created when we started out.
It is both a reflection of our mission to help millions of people master their money and the vehicle through which we will execute on that ambition. It will enable us to build new features and products that make Money Dashboard indispensable to you and do so much faster than ever before. It incorporates much of what we’ve learned from you over the past 10 years, and will enable us to continue serving you for many more to come.
We are currently inviting people who are new to Money Dashboard to get started with the new app on the App Store or Google Play today. Existing Money Dashboard users will receive further information on the roll out of new features very soon.
I have an account already, can I use that with the new app?
If you have an account on our existing app you will need to create a new one to get started. The system through which we connect to your bank in the new app is built entirely on APIs, meaning that many of the connections to your providers have changed to a faster, more reliable platform and that they need to be reconnected.
When you connect an account, rather than asking for your online banking details, we’ll pass you directly to a screen controlled by your bank that facilitates a secure connection through which we can pull in and categorise your transactions.