Having used Manilla’s service for quite some time now, I have become accustomed to the alerts and statement notifications provided by the service. In a previous article, Simplify Your Financial Life With Mint.com & Manilla.com, we outlined the service and recommended it as one tool for simplifying your finances. For a while now, Manilla has been slowly preparing us for something… their closure.
In an email today Manilla finally formalized the proverbial bomb and detailed their plans.
Dear Manilla User,
Manilla will be closing on July 1, 2014. This was a hard decision given that, over the past three years, Manilla has won many awards and has been well supported by its valued user base. However, we were unable to achieve the scale necessary to make the economics of the business viable.
What you need to know:
Existing users will have access to the Manilla service through June 30, 2014.
On July 1, 2014 the Manilla service will cease ongoing operation.
What actions you should take:
We urge you to download any documents you wish to retain and deactivate your Manilla account prior to July 1, 2014.
To deactivate your account, please click here and select “Delete your Manilla account” at the bottom of the page.
Manilla will retain user documents through September 30, 2014. You will be able to retrieve your documents (no other aspect of the service will be operating) from the Manilla website through September 30, 2014. After that date, any remaining documents will be destroyed.
Please refer to our FAQ for more details.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apologize if we are not able to respond to all emails.
We thank you for your support.
The Manilla Team
For now, if you want the same functionality you had with Manilla, try these:
Finovera – Simplify Your Life For Free
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Mobilligy – All of your bills in one place.
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Let us know what you are using below in the comments.