Manilla User Survey: Consumers Want Bills in One Place and Banks with Bill Management

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If the idea of having all your bills in one central location sounds good to you, then you’re not alone.

Respondents in a recent user survey* by account management specialist Manilla ranked this feature near the top of the “convenience scale” with it comes to handling bills.

For Jim Schinella, CEO of Manilla, this is evidence that “consumers value the ‘everything in one place’ paperless experience that Manilla provides.”

Consumers can use Manilla to manage household finances such as utility bills, subscriptions, and travel rewards programs. The technology is free, and can be accessed online at, as well as via iOS and Android mobile apps.
Other top metrics from the survey:
  • 84% users prefer online statements to paper mail
  • 70% of respondents use online bill pay
  • More than half of all users receive more than 75% of their statements electronically
How important should this be to banks? More than 40% of the respondents believed having Manilla integrated into their bank’s website would increase their bank bill pay use. Said Schinella, “from the beginning, we felt that Manilla’s powerful digital mail capabilities fit naturally inside a bank experience.”
Manilla was last on stage in September as part of FinovateFall 2013. The company was in the news recently with the announcement of its Bill Manager integration with AOL. Read more here.
*Manilla surveyed more than 1000 users by email over the course of several days in October.

Finovate Alumni News– October 15, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPayPal partners with Revel systems for its physical POS device.
  • TechCrunch interviews Ping Identity Founder, Chairman, and CEO Andre Durand.
  • Comarch launches mobile business banking solution in the U.K.
  • Looking for an app to manage your money? USA Today suggests solutions from three Finovate alumni: Manilla, Mint, and Check.
  • StreetFight features Leaf among its list of 5 mobile payment platforms with integrated marketing solutions.
  • Encap announces partnership with ForgeRock to bring multifactor intelligent authentication to OpenAM.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News– September 30, 2013

  • Taulia announces its Supplier Assurance Initiative, designed to provide services to customers and suppliers within Xign’s buyer network.
  • Upstart Business Journal features peerTransfer.
  • Azimo announces $1 million seed round for European expansion.
  • ACI Worldwide launches ACI Bill Presentment Services to ease adoption of electronic billing and invoicing.
  • Bank Innovation takes a look at Manila’s AOL Bill Manager.
  • eDeposit announces that it is now a fully licensed money transmitter in all 50 states.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News– September 27, 2013

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      Real estate tech firm Tribus is integrating Planwise’s PFM to help homebuyers evaluate the affordability of listings.

    • MyBankTracker lists Check, Manilla, and Personal Capital as 3 finance apps just as good as Mint.
    • MoneyDesktop marketing video wins 2013 Telly Award.
    • PC World features 11 FinovateFall demo companies. 
    • Singapore-based MyHero earns $10M from Kleiner Perkins and others to enhance TradeHero app.
    • What’s the Next Big Thing in financial services? Ideas from FinovateFall and beyond.
    • American Banker: The cutting edge of online banking, as practiced by a Polish bank (mBank).
    This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

    Finovate Alumni News– September 20, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgWashington-based Connection CU now providing MoneyDesktop PFM services to members.
    • TA Associates completes majority investment in Arxan Technologies. Terms not disclosed 
    • DoughMain’s new logo wins an American graphic design award.
    • NPR’s Marketplace takes a look at Manilla and the rise of automatic bill pay.
    • Wall Street Journal column on innovation in banking features Finovate alumni mBank and Ignite Sales.
    • PaySecure International from Acculynk helps solve authentication problems for merchants accepting non-US cards.
    This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

    Manilla Presents Their Bill Management Integration with AOL

    Thumbnail image for ManillaLogo.jpgThis post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2013.

    Coming to the stage now is the team from Manilla. Manilla will be demonstrating how their bill management solution has been integrated into AOL Mail.
    “Manilla launched a distribution deal within AOL reaching 24M users. Manilla is now seamlessly integrated into AOL Mail as the new AOL Bill Manager tool powered by Manilla. Manilla’s new email import feature will scan a user’s AOL inbox and suggest providers that the user has an account with and load them automatically into Manilla. The AOL Bill Manager Powered By Manilla will provide partners with increased engagement, additional marketing opportunities, enhanced data insights and more.”

    Product Launch: August 2013

    Metrics: More than 500,000 users, on track to reach 1M by the end of the year, more than 3M linked accounts; 3,500 businesses under management, 50+ employees, & distribution deal within AOL, reached 24M users.
    Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C) & Direct to Business (B2B)
    HQ: New York City, New York
    Founded: February 2011
    Twitter: @manilla
    Presenting Christopher Victory (VP, Business Development) and Jim Sullivan (Director, Business Development)
    The full demo video will be available at in mid-September.

    Finovate Alumni News– September 4, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker reports: Cardlytics Announces First U.K. Bank Customer. Come watch Cardlytics’ live demo at FinovateFall in NYC next week.
    • IBM partners with Monitise to provide software, technology services and consulting to improve Monitise’s core services.
    • NPR’s Tell Me More mentions ImpulseSave, Mint, and Manilla as 3 apps to help manage your money.
    • TSYS signs long-term payment processing agreement with Anovia Payments, LLC.
    • Check (formerly Pageonce) secures $24 million in Series C financing round.
    • Information Week highlights Credit Sesame and Kabbage in column on social media and credit worthiness.
    This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

    Finovate Alumni News– August 21, 2013

    • FinovateLOGO.jpgWhat Themes Will Heat Up the FinovateFall Stage?
    • Cardlytics announces patent on offer placement and management systems.
    • MasterPass gains traction as 16 payment service providers in Australia agree to provide MasterCard’s digital payment option for business customers.
    • Arroweye Solutions launches CustomerConnect, a data-driven, card marketing technology solution.
    • Jonathan Lee of Phony Invoices talks about invoice fraud at Accounting Today. See them demo at FinovateFall in September.
    • SecureKey Technologies wins contract with USPS to develop Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX).
    • Fiserv renews technology relationship with Community First Credit Union in Wisconsin.
    This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

    Finovate Alumni News– August 15, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgANZ Group goes live with Fiserv’s Mobiliti Reach.
    • The Currency Cloud CEO, Mike Laven, explains the issues behind the recent remittance crisis.
    • IND Group & PayPal team up to offer P2P Payment via email in Europe.
    • SunTrust introduces BCSG’s Business Hub and CreditHQ tools; an online package of small business solutions.
    • Bolstr on FOX News Chicago: Local Business Raises $12,000 in under 48hrs on Bolstr.
    • Mint, Manilla featured in Digital Trends list of 12 useful online services and apps for students.
    • Quantopian’s John Fawcett writes about the intersection of social media, algorithms, and the browser when it comes to investing.
    • American Banker takes a look at Credit Agricole’s CAStore.
    • Mobile Payments Today highlights PayConnect from PreCash in a column on mobile wallets and the payment industry.
    This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

    Manilla Launches AOL Bill Manager

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    Account management innovator Manilla announced today the availability of AOL Bill Manager for AOL account holders. 

    The new free feature represents a deep custom integration between Manilla and AOL. The technology will allow AOL account holders to organize their bills and statements in their AOL Mail account inboxes or on itself for free. Users can use AOL Bill Manager to scan for bills in other email accounts such as Yahoo! Mail and Gmail, as well.

    Manilla organizes and automates the bill management process, giving customers text and email reminders to pay bills, renew subscriptions, and other calendar-cluttering need-to-dos. The technology provides unlimited storage capacity and easy document retrieval. 
    The partnership with AOL represents the first of its kind for the fintech company, which has focused on its standalone product since its debut in 2012. AOL Mail users will be alerted to the availability of the new feature starting today. Currently available only on the desktop, a mobile version of AOL Bill Manager is expected soon.
    Manilla recently announced that it has more than 500,000 activated users, and is on pace to reach more than 1,000,000 users by year’s end. Incubated and backed by the Hearst Corporation, Manilla demoed its technology at FinovateFall 2012 in New York. See the company in at work here.

    Finovate Alumni News– August 13, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgYseop a finalist as a technology inventor in Tech Titan Awards.
    • Bank News Magazine features AuthenticID’s pictureID identity authentication solution.
    • VentureBeat takes a look at Locaid’s goal of expanding its geolocation technology to New Jersey and Delaware.
    • FinovateFall 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 1 is up. Get to know the fintech innovators who will be presenting in New York in September.
    • Ron Daly, president and CEO of DigitalMailer, provides insights on making mobile marketing compliance and consumer friendly.
    • ReadyForZero enables users to monitor their credit score as they tackle debt.
    • Free Webinar Wednesdays interviews VerifyValid CEO Paul Doyle. See them demo at FinovateFall 2013 in September.
    This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

    Meet the Innovators of FinovateFall 2013


    FinovateFall 2013 is right around the corner. That means it’s time to start getting to know the entrepreneurs and innovators that will be presenting their technologies on stage in New York City in September.

    Remember, the early bird deadline is this Friday, August 2nd. So to reserve your spot and register now.


    Akimbo Financial offers a social bank account alternative that makes sharing money easier than ever.
    authenticIDs identity tools pictureID and catfishID, are the most accurate, time-saving solutions for the forms of ID we already carry.
    Backbase‘s Launchpad, the Commercial Banking Edition, making CFO’s work easier.
    BehavioSec uses behavioral analytics to transparently tackle web and mobile security.
    BillFloat revolutionizes credit delivery to consumers and businesses.
    Biometric Signature ID has a patented software-only biometric for secure ID online verification.
    BizEquity is the first and leading cloud-based business valuation engine, an innovative solution to small business lead generation.
    Capital Access Network is the largest and most experienced small business finance specialist.
    Cardlytics uses consumer purchase data to drive a patented advertising platform. Ads are so relevant–they’re expected. 
    CoverHound is a comparison insurance adviser, helping people discover, buy, and manage insurance online.
    CR2 is the innovative provider of self-service banking solutions including ATM, Internet, and mobile banking.
    DoubleBeam‘s SDK powers mPayments inside other mobile apps, helping signup customers quickly and save a ton on the cost of payments.
    FinanceIt offers businesses the ability to provide consumer financing to their customers at the POS.
    Financial Guard helps you protect your investments, providing online investment advice at the right price, finally.
    Finect is the leading online network for the financial services industry.
    Fiserv is a leading global technology provider serving the financial services industry, driving innovation in payments.
    FlexScore “gamifies” financial planning, gives a “score” of your financial fitness, and provides education, advice, peer comparisons.
    Float Money offers interest-free credit to members of its shopping club and financial health partners.
    FutureAdvisor manages your investments for better returns, making quality financial advice available to everyone.
    GMC Software Technology is a leading software developer of solutions that transform the customer experience.
    Guide Financial is like a healthcheck for your finances – automatically scanning your accounts for ways you can earn or save more, and providing simple, easy fixes.
    Ignite Sales is the leader in retail banking, customer acquisition, and retention technology.
    Innovation Agency, where you can execute on your innovation mandate and unlock the wealth of ideas in your ecosystems.
    Instabank – Beautiful money.
    Interactions provides natural language Virtual Assistant application services for the automation customer care processes.
    Jumio is a next generation credentials management company offering payments and ID scanning and validation products for mobile and web transactions.
    Kofax is a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify the business critical First Mile of information-intensive customer interactions.
    LearnVest empowers people everywhere to take control of their money and live their richest lives.
    Level Money is a financial GPS, designed to replace budgeting.
    Lighter Capital provides growth capital to technology companies in a highly-automated basis – Capital-as-a-Service.
    Lumesis provides software for the fixed income municipal market. Compliance and credit-focused. 
    Luminous is a boutique innovation company that has become synonymous with innovative banking around the world.
    Manilla is the leading free and secure service to simplify and organize daily financial life.
    MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry, operating the world’s fastest payments processing network.
    mBank is the biggest, pure-play online bank and the third largest retail bank in Poland.
    miiCard is the first digital identity verification service to prove ‘you are who you say you are’ entirely online.
    Mitek is positioned as the leading innovator in mobile imaging software. 
    MoneyDesktop empowers financial institutions to provide online/mobile banking experiences to promote personal financial intelligence.
    Motif Investing is a thematic, customizable, low-cost and crowdsourceable ETF-like product that is disrupting investing economics.

    Narrative Science
    enables companies to uncover the insight hidden in their data and create new content at a scale and frequency never before possible.
    Numbrs – One App – Every Bank.
    P2P Cash is the mobile wallet with switch technology that allows us to aggregate all other mWallets and mobile financial services.
    PayWith is powered by MasterCard. Funded by Merchants. Loved by Consumers.
    PhonyInvoices provides invoice fraud detection and prevention. We check a company’s vendor lists and transactions for suspicious activity.
    Place2Give provides valuable and trustworthy information to make the most impactful social capital investment decisions.
    QuarterSpot lending platform delivers the lowest cost and most favorable term small business loans.
    RevolutionCredit is a revolutionary solution that transforms the credit decisioning process for both creditors and consumers.
    SaaS Markets is the enterprise app store company for financial organizations looking to leverage cloud-based applications for their employees or customers.
    SavedPlus is an automatic savings program that helps customers save money with every purchase.
    Simple Verity provides business credit reports on any SMB in America.
    Socure offers a social identity verification solution to combat the growing risk of online identity fraud for financial institutions.
    SpearFysh leverages mobile, speech analytics, big data, and SaaS technology to improve sales processes and drive growth.
    Spreedly provides vault cards in the cloud and work with more than 50 payment gateways.
    StockSmart apps and platform offer insight and information on the world’s best companies and people.
    StrategyCorps delivers local/mobile/social consumer checking solutions so appealing and relevant, your customers will gladly pay for them.
    Tinkoff Credit Systems is Russia’s leading provider of online financial services.
    TipRanks is a cloud-based service that measures the performance of anyone giving investment advice.
    Toopher eliminates online fraud using your phone’s location. Simple, secure, your phone stays in your pocket.
    Unleash is the cloud CFO that helps small businesses make better decisions faster.
    VerifyValid and Deluxe are giving checks their first major upgrade in more than 200 years.
    Versafe protects all users from all malware, threat types. On all devices, all transparently. 
    WordSentry software analyzes messages during composition, identifying non-compliant components, for correction before sending.
    Yodlee is the platform for financial innovation, powering the world’s largest collection of transactional data.
    Yseop creates a new age where financial services delivered to customers are driven by AI and human collaboration.
    Zenmonics is a global technology services and mobile product provider to the financial services market.
    Zighra empowers banks and financial institutions to leverage implicit mobile user authentication and accelerate payments.
    Zooz provides complete payment essentials at your fingertips: a robust set of tools that will improve the payment process.
    Plus more stealth companies to be announced in the weeks to come.
    To find out more about the upcoming FinovateFall 2013 event in New York, September 10 and 11, visit our FinovateFall information page here.