A couple of days ago as the MicroPersuasion Blog talked about AOL charging a fee to ensure email delivery to their clients and Dave Winer and Fred Wilson talked about making RSS simple enough to become mainstream–I pondered if this was an answer to a major problem I run into with Financial Service clients:
Email is one of the primary means that financial service companies communicate with their clients. However, terms like mortgage, loans, bank, dollar amounts, and other important terms that banks and mortgage companies need to use in email are red flags for most spam blockers. So, often the clients get bad communication experiences because of their spam box catches these emails.
My though was if we could devise a way to secure and personalize these individual RSS feeds it would a great way to tune into your financial status–it seems someone is working on it.
Wouldn’t it be great to get real-time feed on transactions from your checking accounts and credit cards, reminders to pay your mortgage online, alerts when you CD is due to roll-over, or daily quotes on your 401K, or other stock, bond, and/or mutual fund portfolio. How about a feed from your credit report!
An added benefit, this would complete obliterate identity theft!