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Google Advisor

Comparing Financial Products Online

Published 06/08/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Google Advisor is an informational tool designed to assist the average internet user in making better decisions about their finances. The website covers many popular areas of finance, including mortgages, credit cards, CDs, checking accounts and savings accounts. The homepage shows the user the daily rates for each item. A link is included to show the user to banks offering the rates listed. The homepage also shows the user the lowest mortgage refinancing rates, lowest purchase APR credit cards and the highest interest rate checking accounts. This allows users who are looking for these products to see what are available and who is offering the most competitive deals. Through Google Advisor, users can determine which financial product is the best for their situation and needs. They can also see who is offering the most competitive options so the user can select the best possible option.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Google Advisor is a product of the hugely popular Google company. Just about anyone who has ever used the internet knows something about Google. The corporation currently owns numerous applications, websites and internet based services. Google Advisor was launched in May 2011.

What are the differences to other apps?

Google Advisor offers users a wealth of information and helpful resources that can show them the best financial products for their needs. What makes Google Advisor so unique is that the site frequently updates its current best offers. Users can see who is offering the highest interest rates for checking accounts or the lowest rates for credit cards and mortgages.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Google Advisor website utilizes the familiar white and blue color scheme of other Google applications. The user is greeted by a blue header bar that contains buttons that can show the user to each individual area on the site, including pages for mortgages, credit cards, CDs, checking and savings accounts. The top of the homepage (under the blue bar) shows the user today’s best rates with additional featured products just below. The familiar Google logo is positioned in the upper, left hand corner of each page.

How does the registration process work?

A new visitor to the Google Advisor website is not required to have an account to view the information provided. However users who frequently use Google applications or would like to get more out of the experience should consider creating a Google account. One account works with all Google products. To begin, the user can click the blue “Sign In” link in the upper, right hand corner of the Advisor page. Doing so takes the user to the log in area. Just below the log in fields, the user can find a bold blue “Create an Account Now” link. After clicking the link, the user is asked to provide a current email address, password, default homepage, location, date of birth and word verification.

What does it cost to use the application?

Google Advisor is available to all internet users for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for accessing the site. Users can also create a new Google account for free. Of course the user will have to spend money if they purchase a financial product (such as a mortgage or credit card) but this is entirely up to their spending habits. Google does not charge for its Advisor services.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who is looking for a credit card, mortgage, checking account, savings account or CD can appreciate what Google Advisor has to offer. The site gives the user a great deal of information on which products offer the best rates.

  • View top interest rates for each financial product
  • See which credit cards provide more benefits
  • Learn about available mortgage rates and who is offering them
  • Discover which banks offer the highest interest rates on accounts
  • Click links to visit offer pages for each product

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