NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 23, 2012) - Manilla, the award-winning, free and secure service that allows consumers to manage their bills and other personal accounts on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, announced today that it now supports more than 3,000 national and regional service providers. Manilla's number of available providers jumped 40 percent within the last few weeks, further establishing the company as the nation's leading account management service.
"We're dedicated to our promise of making consumers' lives easier and more convenient by using Manilla to manage all of their bills and accounts in one free and secure place," said Jim Schinella, chief operating officer of Manilla. "Part of maintaining that promise is continuously adding consumer service providers, whether they're large corporations, like Citibank, or smaller local businesses, to meet the needs of all our users."
Manilla is a free personal bill and account management service that automatically aggregates customers' balances, bills, statements and other documents from all of their household service providers using a single password. Manilla organizes and simplifies its customers' lives by reminding them to pay bills, renew subscriptions, and use expiring coupons and airline miles. Manilla also replaces its customers' filing cabinets by offering lifetime storage of all account documents for free.
Manilla's business partners also benefit from their customers receiving bills and statements through Manilla. U.S. businesses spend between 70 cents and $1 to print, collate and mail every bill and statement. The cumulative annual cost for banks, utilities and other service providers to send paper mail to their U.S. customers is more than $30 billion, not to mention the unmeasured environmental impact. Despite a decade of trying to get customers to switch to paperless alternatives, U.S. corporations today still send 85 percent of monthly bills and statements in paper form through the postal service.
By providing a secure environment with single sign-on and consistent user navigation, reminders regarding bills, coupons and rewards programs, and free lifetime storage of all account-related mail, Manilla has solved all of the issues that have previously kept customers from agreeing to go paperless.
Manilla organizes and simplifies people's lives by providing one secure access point to all household accounts and services. The free service helps consumers manage their household accounts, including financial, utilities, subscriptions, daily deals, and travel rewards programs, all through Manilla.com or via the Manilla 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, one of the most diversified private media companies in the world. Manilla, which partners with hundreds of businesses across multiple categories, is led by an executive team of experts and innovators from the finance, technology and consumer products industries. Manilla is the recipient of the 2012 Webby Award and People's Voice Award for Best Banking/Bill Pay Service and was also named one of Time Inc.'s 10 NYC Startups to Watch in 2011. For more information, please visit www.manilla.com.