I have successfully set up a test Moneyspire account, imported my 10 years of Quicken data and written checks on my bank via direct connect from Moneyspire Windows 10 desktop. Billpay setup was a breeze. I provided my Financial Institution credentials, responded to my Financial Institution that the connection was authorized through a cell phone transaction and it was done! Certainly nothing like to Quicken 18 maze!
Quicken Premier 18 broke Billpay (among other things) and now requires a ridiculous setup process before the "free" can be used.
Is there a way that Quicken can, without Quicken Billpay which I currently pay for to use with my Quicken Premier 2017, use direct connect for bill payment? I can only find Quicken Billpay in Quicken setup for my account
While there are things in the UI of Moneyspire that I think could be better, it's implementation of consistent Windows UI operations says a lot for it.
I have not gotten into any Investment activities with Moneyspire yet so cannot comment on that. The banking and Credit Card sections look solid and are very fast.
I may make the change.... I have 22 days left in my Moneyspire trial to decide to buy or not.