Manilla provides users with a far easier way to manage all of their household accounts. The application is intended to organize the user’s personal financial accounts, subscriptions and travel rewards programs. The user can connect all of their accounts and access them with their Manilla log in. The application will send reminders to alert the user to bills that are due so they do not incur late fees or miss a payment. Users can also set up customized alerts that are sent by email or text message. The user can access their bills, account notices and statements any time from their Manilla account (without the need for all the paper waste generated by printed and mailed documents). The application includes free storage and will automatically update the user’s documents. Manilla works with a number of specific account types from a variety of providers, including all major cell phone carriers, almost 200 utility companies, almost every satellite, cable and telecom company, all major hotels, airlines and auto loyalty programs and most major credit cards such as Capital One, American Express and CitiBank.
Manilla was created because consumers needed a more effective way to oversee all of their household accounts. The current Manilla team includes CEO George Klaivkoff, CTO Beth Devin, CMO Jessica Insalaco, Vice President of Business Development and Sales Jim Schinella and Senior Vice President of Product David Yu. Manilla is currently in beta.
There are many applications that offer users a way to manage their financial accounts. Manilla is one of the very few that allows users to oversee all of their household accounts, including rewards programs, utility accounts and many others.
The Manilla website uses a very upbeat, professional design that works well for the purpose of the application. Users are greeted by a welcoming orange and blue color scheme against a pure white background. Colorful images and icons add more flavor. The same design style is found throughout the user interface, which utilizes logos and other easy to identify images to help the user quickly add new accounts and oversee their existing accounts.
New users can create a Manilla account by clicking either the orange “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner or the matching orange “Try It. It’s Free!” button along the left hand side of the page. The following page contains the registration form, which asks for a name, zip code, email address, password and two security questions and answers. The user must also click the small check box at the bottom of the form to confirm their agreement with the Manilla terms and conditions.
The price of Manilla is another appealing benefit to using the application. All users can create an account for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for using the application. Although it is still in beta, it is doubtful that this will change after the application officially launches. The site explains that Manilla is supported by a small fee paid by the service providers found on their website. This fee allows the provider to submit documents, bills and information to their customers who use Manilla.
Manilla.com is a great way to monitor all of the accounts for a single household. The application covers many more accounts than other financial applications usually include. Users can check up on their rewards programs as well as utility bills and other expenses.