Having a common screen where one's financial life can be viewed might not happen quickly
I find myself buying more and more on the Internet. I’m not alone—there are 39 million Indians who bought stuff worth $3.8 billion (according to Chicago-based management consultancy, A.T. Kearney’s report) via this new medium in 2014. The process is smooth and fast. Returns happen quickly and companies are usually alert to consumer complaints. But I don’t have a similar experience with my financial life online. It took me a long time to sync my accounts so that the insurance transactions and investments are now easier, yet it is still very clunky and to get an overview of my financial life I need to go to various sites and collect data that is not so easily downloadable in a similar format. And try changing a bank account and see what loops your request goes through. There are third-party sites that offer to do this for you but I’m not sure I want to link my various accounts to that of one bank or firm.