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Manilla.com

January 07, 2014 09:30 ET

Hearst's Manilla Introduces Bill Share Feature to Simplify Household Financial Management

Manilla Users Can Now Connect, Comment and Share, Resulting in Easy Collaboration

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2014) - Manilla, the leading, free and secure digital mailbox service that allows consumers to manage their bills and other personal accounts on mobile, tablet and desktop, today announced the addition of Bill Share, a new feature designed to streamline financial collaboration and account sharing. With Manilla Bill Share, users can securely share account information with family and friends to co-manage bills or accounts, making it easy to stay informed and up to date from anywhere using Manilla's mobile apps.

"Whether you're co-managing finances with your spouse, overseeing a college student's accounts, helping elderly parents with their money or sharing information with your accountant, money management often involves more than one person, and that can become complicated," said Jim Schinella, CEO of Manilla. "Bill Share makes it easy to stay in the loop on shared accounts, as well as to communicate with others about the status of your finances."

Through Bill Share, users can designate access of accounts, essentially linking those Manilla accounts so families can jointly manage their finances. Bill Share also enables users to leave comments for one another, making it an easy way for families to keep track of each other's spending and seamlessly communicate about issues or questions. It can also serve as a tool for communicating account status and easily sharing updates with financial professionals, such as accountants.

With the introduction of Bill Share, Manilla is breaking new ground with a feature that is not available in bank bill pay and is also the first account management and digital mailbox service to offer this free and secure collaboration feature -- one that is built to meet the organizational and financial needs of today's mobile and busy families.

Bill Share is currently available on Manilla's highly rated iOS and Android mobile apps and will be added to the Web version in the near future. Like all of Manilla, Bill Share is completely free to users.

Manilla, which was recently named to Kiplinger's Personal Finance's 2013 Best of Everything List, offers a platform that provides convenient, secure online access to all household accounts and services for more than 3,500 businesses. The free service helps consumers manage all of their household accounts, including financial and brokerage, utility, subscription, daily deal, travel and rewards, and healthcare accounts, all through Manilla.com or via the Manilla Android or iOS mobile apps.

About Manilla

Manilla organizes and simplifies people's lives by providing one secure access point to all household accounts and services. The free digital mailbox service helps consumers manage their mail and household accounts, including financial and brokerage, utility, travel, entertainment, subscription and healthcare accounts all through Manilla.com. Consumers can also use all of the Manilla features on the go by using Manilla's 4+ star customer-rated Android and iOS mobile apps. Under a single password, Manilla gives customers an automated, organized view of all of their account information, text and email reminders to pay bills, renew expiring subscriptions, and manage soon-to-expire daily deals, all with unlimited storage and seamless document retrieval.

Manilla is a company incubated within and backed by Hearst Corporation. Manilla is the recipient of the Webby Award and People's Voice Award for Best Banking/Bill Pay Service and was chosen as a top service on Kiplinger's Personal Finance's 2013 Best of Everything List, as ABC News "App of the Week," as one of Money Magazine's "Top Money Apps" and as one of PCMag.com's Top 100 Websites. For more information, please visit www.manilla.com.

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