Financial Companies are Embracing RSS Feeds
Financial Companies are Embracing RSS Feeds
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.
example: Federal Reserve
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
example: Smart Money - 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.
example: Long and Foster -
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
Example: 4 Finance Jobs -
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.
examples: Currency Source -
. New York Federal Reserve - www.newyorkfed.org/rss/
Banks are using RSS feeds to publicize properties that are
available via foreclosures.
Example: Foreclosure Listings -
7. Auction Opportunities
Estate auctions are publicized and announced using RSS
Example: Auction RSS Feed -
8. Financial Industry News
Financial analysts can now monitor the latest financial
industry news by subscribing to RSS feeds.
Example: Money Central -
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.
Example: Almeida Capital -
10. Personal Finance Tips
Blogs containing personal finance tips are common place.
Some of the best personal finance blogs have RSS feeds
Example: This is Money -
11. Credit/Debt Consolidation Information
Tips on debt management and credit consolidation are a
common feed topic.
Example: TRX Credit - www.trxcredit.com/rss/
12. Tax Laws
Accountants are using RSS to stay current on the latest
income and sales tax laws.
Example: Australian Taxation Office -
13. Investment Properties
Real estate investors can now watch for investment
properties using RSS. As new properties become available
feeds are updated.
Example: Property RSS - 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.
Example: Educational Feeds -
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 location.
Example: Realty Feeds - 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.
Example: Security Exchange Commissions -
17. Bankruptcy Announcements
RSS feeds to watch for bankruptcy filings of individuals
and companies that have entered bankruptcy protection.
Example: US Courts - 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.
Example: Agilent -
19. Loan Rates
Monitor lending rates for student loans, car loans or home
equity lines by subscribing to RSS feeds.
Example: Student Loans Rates-
20. Tax News
Stay current on tax laws and changes using RSS feeds.
Example: Tax News- 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 - www.finance-investing.com Michael
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll
www.feedforall.com software for creating, editing,
publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon
manages marketing for RecordForAll
www.recordforall.com audio recording and editing