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Get the most from your financial data

Aggregation & Insights

Add your bank accounts, credit cards and more so you get a holistic view of your spending in a simple, user-friendly experience.

Categorisation

Automatically have your transactions tagged into popular categories such as; groceries, travel, food & drink, entertainment and more.

Shared Lists

Create your own categories across accounts by tagging any transaction to a list. Then share with your partner, housemates, friends to keep track of those shared bills.

Goals

Saving for a holiday, a house deposit, or maybe your retirement? Create a personal goal and monitor your progress.

Market+

Connect and interact with a host of third-party services ranging from loans, investment and foreign currency and add them to your personal dashboard for future use.

Discovery

Unsure what services are right for you? Take the discovery and your answers will help suggest relevant products.

Our Vision

At Bud we believe money management should be simple and rewarding. Through connecting relevant services across the full financial mix, we believe that having one place to view, add and interact with your entire financial world will help achieve that simplicity. If you know exactly how much you are spending and where, you can make an informed decision to make necessary changes. Through intelligent use of data, Bud makes it simple to find and use the best financial products relevant to each individual which enriches your experience on an ongoing basis.

Frequently Asked questions

What is Bud?

Bud is your personal bank manager. A website and app that connects your bank accounts and credit cards in one place which makes managing your money easier. Bud can help you budget by automatically categorising your spend so you can see exactly where your money is going. Bud connects you to additional financial products and services such as pensions, insurance, currency exchange, investments, savings, mortgages and more.

Who is Bud for?

If you use online banking then you can use Bud. It is for anyone looking for a simple way to take control of their finances - all in one place. Currently, Bud is UK only so you need to have a UK bank and a UK mobile number for our authentication.

How does Bud work?

Bud links banks,credit card accounts and other services together in one place, which makes a lot of sense. Bud has built the technology to connect these services together securely. No third parties are used, so you can be sure your data is safe. Once you log in, Bud uses analytics to help you make sense of your transactional data. By understanding how you spend, you will be able to make informed decisions to help you achieve your financial goals.

How do I sign up?

Simply click on the Sign up button on the top right of the home page, fill in your email address, set up a password and you will be taken straight into the application, ready to add your accounts and authenticate your set-up.

How does Bud make money?

Bud is free to it’s users. Bud may offer suggestions for products and services like credit cards, mortgages, pensions, investments etc which may help you save or make money. If you select a product based on our suggestion, Bud may receive a fee from the product provider.

How do I contact Bud?

You can contact the Bud team via the feedback button on the right-hand side of the screen, or through the community or via your console bar while logged in.
You can also email [email protected] or mail our office:
Unit D, 160 Brick Lane, London, United Kingdom E1 6RU.

My bank advises not to provide internet banking credentials to any third party.

Banks rightly encourage their internet banking customers to be careful to prevent fraud and to protect their full passwords from misuse. There is a difference between the misuse of passwords however, and using them in a secure environment to allow you to better understand your own data. Bud uses military-grade encryption, unique to you, to protect your data. The transactions and balances shown are data belonging to you, managed by the bank on your behalf. Bud empowers you to unlock your own data by helping you to see a holistic view of your financial world.

Bud never sees your credentials when you link your bank accounts, they are sent directly to your bank using bank-level security. We will only ever ask for what you bank asks for, which for most banks is only certain characters of your passwords.

How secure is my data?

Bud takes security extremely seriously. Every user has their own unique encryption key that is not known to Bud. This key is used to encrypt and decrypt all of their sensitive data. All user keys use military-grade encryption (256-bit+) to ensure the upmost privacy and security for our users.

I’ve forgotten my password, what should I do?

Go to the Login screen and click on “Forgotten your details?” then click on the "Forgotten your password?" link. You will be sent an email, to your registered email address, with a link back to Bud. Click on the link, supply your email address and change your password.

What is Marketplace / Market+?

Market+ is our name for the Bud Marketplace. It is an area of the site for you to discover new products and services across a range of financial services companies. Market+ introduces companies that can help with; pensions, mortgages, peer-to-peer investments and borrowing, loans, etc. With Market+ you can search, discover, and add a company or product to your personalised dashboard.

How does it work?

Bud partners with all the companies on the Market+ and we simply include their company information on the site. Some companies have more integration on the platform than others, allowing you to interact deeper with that company. For example, send money abroad, take out a loan, lend money etc. We are continuing to integrate deeper with all the companies on the site.

How do I add a company to my Bud dashboard?

Simply search for a product that you are interested in. When you find one, click ‘Add to dashboard’ and you will see it is now in Your Products on your Bud home page. If you are on the services directory page, you will need to click ‘More’ first, which will take you to that company’s page within Bud. On that page you will have the option to add to dashboard.

I can't add my bank or credit card

Firstly, please make sure you are entering exactly the same login details as you would normally enter for your online banking. If the problem persists, please contact us via email or through the Help/Feedback section with the following information: The name of the bank The specific error messages you are receiving when trying to add the account Confirmation that you can successfully log-in to your bank on their website

Can I delete a bank account at anytime?

Absolutely. Simply click on ‘settings’ in the menu bar, ‘products’, then hover over the account you want to remove and click delete. Once confirmed that account will be removed from your Bud.

How do I remove a company from my Bud dashboard?

Simply click on ‘settings’ in the menu bar, ‘products’, then hover over the company/product you want to remove and click delete. Once confirmed that account will be removed from your Bud dashboard.

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