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Why do legit banking and billing websites still use pop ups?

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  • Dec 7th, 2019 6:37 pm
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Mar 23, 2009
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Why do legit banking and billing websites still use pop ups?

Why do some legit websites require the use of pop ups for their own websites for basic functionality? Two I see are Fido.ca and Rogersbank.com for example. Yeah they have the same parent company but they are by no means the only ones guilty of this.

It just seems bizarre to me to need to disable pop up blockers to use a billing / banking site.
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Deal Addict
Jan 13, 2014
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Lazy and/or poor coding. That's the reason.
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Jan 21, 2018
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Because corporate web site designers are morons who constantly churn the design pointlessly to cause maximum confusion and incompatibility. It's called job insurance. :)
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Feb 4, 2015
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Canada, Eh!!
Yeah... recently Canadian Tire cc site been giving issues if don't turn off some security features under parental control.

3 months ago it did not.
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Nothing wrong with pop ups.

Your argument can be said the same about people who use javascript blockers. Pop ups are effective for banking sites because the clientel are usually older.

These pop-ups aren't the same thing as the ones we see in early 2000's. Not sure what you are complaining about.
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Because their product managers have no clue at all.

Terrible UX all around.
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sexyj wrote: Nothing wrong with pop ups.

Your argument can be said the same about people who use javascript blockers. Pop ups are effective for banking sites because the clientel are usually older.

These pop-ups aren't the same thing as the ones we see in early 2000's. Not sure what you are complaining about.
The problem is if you have pop-up blockers active, often some of these sites simply don't work properly. Then they send you a message to turn off pop-up blocking, which seems asinine in 2019.

If anything, perhaps some older clientele would often benefit MORE from blocking pop-ups, since such pop-ups from other sites can be the gateway to malware.

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