Quicken Credit Card change

I'm annoyed that I'm being issued a Chase Quicken Visa to replace the Citi Bank card. I will have to take the time to notify all my automatic payments of the change. Since the Citi Visa had no other benefits other
than a few 'one step update' I'm looking to change my Visa to a card that has the same free "one step update" plus other benefits. All of my financial institutions provide FREE "one step updates". I don't want to get involved with "Web Connect" Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Traveling
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Traveling:
If you go to citicards.com, you can see all of their offerings. The Citi cards I use the most are:
Citi Diamond Preferred Rewards: 5 ThankYou points / $ at groceries Citi Professional: 3 TY /$ back at restaurants
If you are a student, the MTVu card also does 5 TY for groceries and restaurants.
Bob

I'm annoyed that I'm being issued a Chase Quicken Visa to replace the Citi Bank card. I will have to take the time to notify all my automatic payments of the change. Since the Citi Visa had no other benefits other than a few 'one step update' I'm looking to change my Visa to a card that has the same free "one step update" plus other benefits. All of my financial institutions provide FREE "one step updates". I don't want to get involved with "Web Connect" Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Traveling
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I think that with Q2007 or 2008 (I forget which one) the distinction between webconnect and OSU disappeared. At least, I am using OSU with my Chase accounts. I don't pay any fees, apart from the onetime electronic transfer fee that I got assessed for reasons I don't understand.
Chase's website is totally different from Citibank's but I would be hardpressed to prefer one over the other - I think they are both excellent.
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Han wrote:

It may seem that way, but there is an important distinction.
The "new" capability is "Express Web Connect", which can otherwise be thought of as "screen scraping". Express Web Connect - when it works - allows you to include, what would otherwise be strictly, Web Connect accounts in your One Step Update.
EWC is not available for all accounts that are designated as Web Connect (the financial institution dictates whether they will allow EWC), and it does not work reliably even for all accounts that say they offer Express Web Connect.
When EWC does not work, I believe the problem lies with MFA (Mulit Factor Authentication); it's relatively new to fi's and to the OFX specs.
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Well, while I've had to call Chase web help a few times because of problems with authentications, at the moment everything works just fine, but Citibank is my main checking account, not Chase. With my credit cards, I vary as the whim strikes, which one(s) I use most often.
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PayPal seems to use Express Web Connect, and I haven't been able to get transactions downloaded since my first and only successful update. The register will tell me the correct online balance but the actual transactions never appear.
Do you have any hints to get PayPal downloads to work? I've tried both One Step Update and individual updates to the PayPal account, and the shift-click trick on the Info button in the Online window with no good results.
Thanks -- Mark
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Mark Hood wrote:

I have no "inside" information, but I think that Paypal (which is really eBay) has a one-and-only situation.
Express Web Connect is - for every other fi I am aware of - a special download offered from those fi's who normally only offer "plain" Web Connect downloads.
Trouble is: Paypal doesn't offer plain Web Connect downloads. {I think Paypal has - or thinks they have - a special downloading realtionship with Intuit/Quicken.]
I'm not sure that Paypal's failure to offer plain Web Connect downloads is the only reason that EWC does not work with Paypal ... but they are the only fi I know of who pretends to offer EWC, who does not offer Web Connect.
Paypal offers its users an option to provide more "security" to their account (unrelated to Quicken): if you accept that option, I believe you will be unable to download your data from Paypal. But even if you do not accept that "extra" security, you may not be able to download from Paypal ... because they do not provide plain Web Connect downloads.
[My activity with Paypal is so limited that I have not spent a lot time to check into the details ... but I have done some personal checking, and I have read posts by others. The bottom line, in my opinion: Paypal doesn't give a damn about providing downloading. The best you may hope to get "reliably" is: a QIF file download. Enjoy.]
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IIRC, and since I don't really use PayPal that's a big if, one of the inducements to upgrade to Q2008 was that PyaPal downloads were now possible.
But the OP was complaining that his Quicken credit card had shifted from Citibank as "manager" to Chase. As mentioned, I use both banks, and have no problems with either, at least for the banks' credit cards.
I had a Sears MC that got compromised, whether at the local Kmart, at Citibank or somewhere else, so I canceled the account completely.
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Thanks for your insights, John. Sounds like PayPal isn't playing nice. I don't use it much so I'll just put up with it for now.
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Mark Hood wrote:

You might submit something to PayPal suggesting that they at least offer the ability to do a plain web-connect download until they can work out the multi-factor authentication problems (or whatever it is that is interfering with the Express Web Connect downloads).
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I am very mad at Chase. They switched my points program without my approval and all the points I had transfer over Citybank disappeared and they continue to give me the run around about where they are and when I can use them. I have talked to 6 representative and not help. I say we file a class action law suit! ------------------------------------- Han wrote:

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Chase Freedom has free direct connect, and 1% (actually 1.25 if you spend enough to wait for 200 points, which gets $250.) back.
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