I've been thinking about the things that I spend time doing that I don't currently have automated, and a big one of them is banking- paying bills, transferring funds to accounts, etc.
And that's really because none of the retail banks I know of offer that. If they did, that would be a real game changer.
@emacsen I believe most do. The options are likely hidden though. I'd check online and if you have no luck, ask your teller. I think you may be surprised.
I'd be absolutely shocked if this was the case either in the US or Canada, but I'd be flabbergasted if there was a public API for this that was documented.
If you want to share what bank you use with me over PM and you know they can do things like bill pay or wire transfers, I'd seriously switch.
I've been thinking about all my tasks lately and how I can automate them. Right now, I have three banks that I interact with on a regular basis (that is more than twice a month).
My current process for working with the banks is a real pain in the butt, and I spend hours a week going on websites, clicking in one window, checking invoices in another, documenting my checks in a third, etc.
I want to be able to simply issue a single command and for the right thing to happen.
@emacsen That I unfortunately can't really help with. You can schedule automatic money transfers, but that's pretty much it. An API would be too cool.
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