I would really like to start using Mint.com, but I have some security concerns.
I'm willing to trust your site, but it seems my bank (and most banks in canada likely) doesn't feel the same way about it.
"As a TD Canada Trust Access Card Holder, you've agreed to not provide your confidential information to third parties. This would include divulging our password and Access Card number to Mint.com. So, this would include companies that try to aggregate your financial services under one roof.
We view the aggregation of services as a security issue and generally do not support it, so while you may be able to access your accounts initially, there will likely come a time when your information becomes blocked."
I am not willing to use mint.com if my financial institution views it as a security threat and a breach of my terms of service with them.
My main concern is that if there were a security breach on any of my accounts, even if mint.com was not connected in any way, my bank would point to the fact that I gave my information to a 3rd party as breach of my agreement and blame me for it.
What steps is mint.com taking to coordinate with canadian financial institutions so that canadians can use the site without fear of reprisal from our banks?
You can tell me how safe mint is all day, I will NOT use your site if my bank specifically tells me that it is a security breach and violation of my terms with them.
This is a very serious issue that mint needs to address.