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Top 30 Finance Ideas in October

From Hand Print-Scanning ATMs to Streamlined Home Equity Services

— October 30, 2016 — Tech
Throughout this compilation of October 2016 finance ideas, it's shown that an increasing number of companies are looking to simplify services. In doing so, goals of improving customer service are made easier, levels of interaction go up and payments are more likely to be made in a timely manner.

With Facebook Messenger's 'Chat Assist' feature, users can have reminders sent to them so that they don't forget to pay back a friend or family member. It works by picking out words that have been sent previously, then the feature emboldens them so that they're made more noticeable and even schedules a later time to remind the user to have the money sent.

On the other hand, 'CollegeBacker' helps generous parents fund their child's education by planning contributions to their 529 accounts. Other examples taking similar steps can be found in this grouping of October 2016 finance ideas as well, most of which aim to make daunting money matters a little less painful.
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Customer-Friendly Payment App
Customer-Friendly Payment App
This Point Of Sale App is Targeted Towards Busy Restaurants
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Finance-Tracking Sculptures
Finance-Tracking Sculptures
The 'Flux' Device Mounts to Walls To Physically Monitor Spending
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28
Smartphone Payment Rideshare Promos
Smartphone Payment Rideshare Promos
The Android Pay Uber Promotion Provides 50% Off Ten Rides
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27
Sales Lead-Saving Services
Sales Lead-Saving Services
'Unbandon' Can Help Save Sales Leads from Disappearing
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26
Supportive B2B Apps
Supportive B2B Apps
The Vision Suite Support App Improves Retailers' Service Delivery Experience
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25
Benefit-Reporting Apps
Benefit-Reporting Apps
The MyBenefits App Helps Canadians Assess Benefit and Credit Information
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24
Anime-Inspired Insurance Ads
Anime-Inspired Insurance Ads
This Esurance Commercial Tells Its Viewers: 'Don't Catch and Drive'
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23
Comparative Insurance Apps
Comparative Insurance Apps
This App Empowers Young People to Enroll In Health Insurance Plans
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22
Localized Deal-Finding Apps
Localized Deal-Finding Apps
The Local Flavor App Helps You Find Relevant Deals and Coupons
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21
Anti-Counterfeit Banknotes
Anti-Counterfeit Banknotes
Australia's $5 Banknote Design Boasts Hidden Security Features
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Economy-Disrupting App Concepts
Economy-Disrupting App Concepts
The Panda App is a Conceptual Project to Upset the Sharing Economy
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Supportive Telecom Apps
Supportive Telecom Apps
TelOne's Customer Support App Offers Live Chat and Payment Services
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Messenger-Based Payment Reminders
Messenger-Based Payment Reminders
Facebook Messenger's 'Chat Assist' Set Automatic Reminders
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College Savings Apps
College Savings Apps
CollegeBacker Makes it Easy to Contribute to a Tax-Free College Fund
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Home Equity Financial Services
Home Equity Financial Services
'Point' Prevents People from Taking on Debt when Purchasing a Home
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15
Cost-Comparing Healthcare Apps
Cost-Comparing Healthcare Apps
The FH Cost Lookup CT App Compares Costs Of Medical Services
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14
Scholarship-Funding Dance Classes
Scholarship-Funding Dance Classes
These Online Dance Lessons Help Finance Colombian Education
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Streamlined Money Transfer Apps
Streamlined Money Transfer Apps
The Exchange4free App Enables Cross-Border Money Transfers
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Habit Formation Apps
Habit Formation Apps
The 'Habit Zen' iOS and Android App Pinpoints How to Create Habits that Stick
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11
Wireless SIM Card Organizers
Wireless SIM Card Organizers
The 'SIMpro' Enables Smartphone Users to Use All SIM Cards at Once
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10
Novice-Friendly Investing Apps
Novice-Friendly Investing Apps
The Moneybox App Helps First-Time Investors Get Started
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9
Transformative Car-Dealing Apps
Transformative Car-Dealing Apps
The Blinker App Helps People Easily Buy and Sell Used Vehicles
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8
Palm-Scanning ATMs
Palm-Scanning ATMs
Japan's Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is Experimenting with Biometric Identification
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Instant Salary Payment Apps
Instant Salary Payment Apps
Stripe Lets Sharing Economy Workers Deposit Their Wages Immediately
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Pachydermic Piggy Banks
Pachydermic Piggy Banks
The 'Elli' Piggy Bank is a Fun Way to Teach Kids to Save Money
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5
Bot-Powered Insurance Plans
Bot-Powered Insurance Plans
Lemonade is a Low-Cost P2P Insurance Provider
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4
Deal-Finding Finance Apps
Deal-Finding Finance Apps
The 'Squeeze' Budget App Analyzes Spending to Find Deals
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Turf-Topped Office Buildings
Turf-Topped Office Buildings
The AXA Building by Santiago Calatrava Will Be in a Train Station
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2
Tactile Payment Devices
Tactile Payment Devices
The Scrip Device by New Deal Design Acts as a Replacement for Cash
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Elegant Luxury Safes
Elegant Luxury Safes
These Safes are Able to Offer Excellent Security and a Sophisticated Design
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