ING Direct Adds Read-Only Access for Online Aggregators

One of the biggest objections to managing your finances online with financial data aggregators such as has been concern over account security. After all, you’re handing over your login credentials to a third party – what if they get hacked?

Well, ING Direct now has an answer to those concerns… Read-only account access credentials that you can hand out to whatever online services you might use to track your finances. If someone manages to steal this info, they’ll be unable to pilfer your hard earned savings.

To create a read-only code, log in to your account, click “My Info” in the top navigation bar, then scroll to the bottom right where you’ll find a section titled “Personal Finance Access Code.” Click the link to create it and you’ll be given a customer number and access code (password) that you can give to the aggregator.

As far as I’m concerned, this is a great idea, and I hope other banks follow suit.


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  3. Anonymous

    I have been receiving less than one% interest on my online savings account w/ HSBC. They have a Direct Savings Account that has been paying 4.8% APY.with less than a point deviation, since 2006. When I spoke to the person who was supposed to be handling this,he said he didn’t have the info. Then he said that this rate only applied to certain branches. When I asked what they were, he also didn’t know.
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  4. Anonymous

    Thanks for letting us know about this. I am not sure if the ING I have here in Canada has the same thing. I will have to check it out.

  5. Anonymous

    Thank you! Perfect timing to avoid me having to enter this month’s interest by hand. I would love to see this feature in more banks.

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