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Finance Companies and RSS
Financial RSS Feeds
By Sharon Housley
Financial institutions are reaching out
to clients using RSS feeds. While banks and financial
institutions are usually slow to adopt new technology,
that is not the case with RSS adoption. More and more
professionals are using RSS in innovative ways, to stay
ahead of their competition.
1. Bank Rate Changes
Bankers are using RSS to communicate bank rate changes.
Feeds are updated regularly to reflect changes to adjustable
rate mortgages or the interest rate for CDs.
Federal Reserve http://www.federalreserve.gov/feeds/
2. Stock Monitoring
Stock analysts monitor stock market changes using RSS
feeds. As specific stocks and bonds rise and fall RSS
feeds are updated. Many of the tools allow you to customize
RSS feeds selecting the stocks or mutual funds that
you wish to monitor.
Smart Money - http://www.smartmoney.com/rss/
3. Mortgage Rates
Customers seeking housing can monitor mortgage rates
through a variety of lenders using RSS feeds. Rate changes
appear in the RSS feeds as the new rates are announced.
Long and Foster - http://homes.longandfoster.com/RSS/RSS.aspx
4. Employment Opportunities
Members of the finance industry can monitor job opportunities
using RSS. As new jobs in the financial industry become
available the job listings appear in the RSS feed.
4 Finance Jobs - http://www.4financejobs.com/show_content.php?id=1144527197
5. Currency Exchange Rates
Banks, financial institutions and economists can monitor
currency exchange rates using RSS feeds. As the changes
the new rates appear in the RSS feed.
Currency Source - http://www.currencysource.com/rss_currencyexchangerates.html.
New York Federal Reserve - http://www.newyorkfed.org/rss/
Banks are using RSS feeds to publicize properties that
are available via foreclosures.
Foreclosure Listings - http://www.foreclosurelistings.com
7. Auction Opportunities
Estate auctions are publicized and announced using RSS
Auction RSS Feed - http://auctionrssfeed.com/feeds/auctionboard.php
8. Financial Industry News
Financial analysts can now monitor the latest financial
industry news by subscribing to RSS feeds.
Money Central - http://moneycentral.msn.com/community/rss/MoneyFeeds.aspx
9. Venture Investment Monitoring
Venture funding capital investors interested in watching
trends in venture funding can subscribe to RSS feeds
to determine where the venture capital funding is going.
Almeida Capital - http://www.altassets.com/rss/rss_index.php
10. Personal Finance Tips
Blogs containing personal finance tips are common place.
Some of the best personal finance blogs have RSS feeds
This is Money - http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/rss#rssFullList
11. Credit/Debt Consolidation Information
Tips on Debt management and credit consolidation are
a common feed topic.
TRX Credit - http://www.trxcredit.com/rss/
12. Tax Laws
Accountants are using RSS to stay current on the latest
income and sales tax laws.
Australian Taxation Office - http://www.ato.gov.au/rss.asp
13. Investment Properties
Real estate investors can now watch for investment properties
using RSS. As new properties become available feeds
Property RSS - http://www.propertyrss.com/
14. Continuing Education
Accountants and those in the financial industry can
stay current on tax laws or brush up on investing by
listening to podcast lectures.
Educational Feeds - http://www.educational-feeds.com/
15. Monitor Real Estate Sales
The temperature of the housing market is of significant
interest to many in the financial industry. Investors
can monitor property sales by creating a zip code specific
feed or by subscribing to feeds the cover a specific
Realty Feeds - http://www.realty-feeds.net
16. Investment Advice and News
Investors are using blogs and RSS feeds to provide a
smattering of investment advice to attract clients.
Security Exchange Commissions - http://www.sec.gov/rss/news/press.xml
17. Bankruptcy Announcements
RSS feeds to watch for bankruptcy filings of individuals
and companies that have entered bankruptcy protection.
US Courts - http://www.wiw.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy/
18. Corporate News
Financial companies must stay current on corporations,
and there are often press announcements, new product
announcements or legal actions. Monitoring corporate
feeds will keep analysts up to date on the latest information.
Agilent - http://www.agilent.com/about/newsroom/rss/
19. Loan Rates
Monitor lending rates for student loans, car loans or
home equity lines by subscribing to RSS feeds.
Student Loans Rates- http://www.studentloannetwork.com/resources/rss-feeds.php
20. Tax News
Stay current on tax laws and changes using RSS feeds.
Tax News- http://www.tax-news.com/asp/rss.asp
Financial companies can stay ahead of
their competition and maximize their time by using RSS
to stay up to date on relevant industry news.
More great examples of Financial Feeds:
Finance Investing RSS Directory - http://www.finance-investing.com
Michael Page - http://www.michaelpage.com.au/rss/page/7187/met/1.html
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com
software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds
and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for
audio recording and editing software.
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