Freetrade integration with Emma

(Alex Sherwood) #1

This chat started with this comment from Emma’s co-founder -

I’ve moved the replies here to make the discussion easier for anyone who’s looking for info about this idea to find it. I’m sure there will be a lot more to talk about here in the future too :smile:

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Emma pro has been launched
(Big Boss) #2

The Millennial smartphone saving revolution - FT Money
(Tommy Lowe) #3

That would be good to see, still waiting on Tesco Bank first though! :wink:

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(Edoardo Moreni) #4


already made APIs with a simple oAuth flow take us 2hrs to integrate.

Scraping Tesco is a bit more difficult. :joy:


I thought you used a third party ( can’t remember their name ) to handle the connection?




Googled it, I was thinking SaltEdge. There’s a bunch of these sort of companies.

(Edoardo Moreni) #8

We use TrueLayer.


Do you use TrueLayer for Monzo or Starling, or do you go directly when there’s proper APIs and stuff?

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(Edoardo Moreni) #10

In the case of Monzo & Starling, we developed them in house because there was an API available. This will be the case for any other fintech integration which we’ll release.

When it comes down to banks, we use service providers to get there faster. TrueLayer doesn’t have Tesco Bank, hence why we don’t have it. :slight_smile:

(Andy) #11

I can’t see the vote button but this integration would be awesome. Although I have to remember not to look at investments daily so this wouldn’t necessarily help in that respect.

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(Vladislav Kozub) #12

Hey Andy, voting is only available for topics posted in the #ideas section.

Because integration with third party apps will require cooperation of both Freetrade and (in this example) Emma, it makes the process significantly more complex.

It is also outside of the Freetrade developers’ remit to build this integration because you’d expect your holdings to be shown in Emma, whereas voting is for ideas Freetrade can implement in their own app.

In any case, I do absolutely agree with you that this integration would be great - you could not only see the total sum of all your banks’ balances, but also your Freetrade holdings added to those too :slight_smile:


EMMA’s added a simple way to lobby your favourite investment apps

The Tweet reads

Hey @freetrade, it would be great to see you on @emma_finance! #OpenAPIs

(Edoardo Moreni) #14

This helps customer support a lot. :wink:

(Jim Kiralfy) #15

As an Emma and new Android Freetrade user, this integration would be great.

Just adding my 2p.


Has there been any progress with FT integration? Emma is an excellent product and is invaluable to my family in managing all of our money :rofl::moneybag: in one place.

Ps. Emma app not @Rat_au_van.

(Alex Sherwood) #17

We don’t have an API yet so we’ve not started work on an integration with Emma. Keep an eye on the roadmap for updates.

(Andy Freeburn) #18

+1 for this… Would be great to see


Well I have never seen this before! Thanks @alex.s! :nerd_face::face_with_monocle:

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(Jeff puckering) #20

Just signed up to Emma and Wow :heart_eyes: I love it already I am going to be able to sort and categorise my finances to my hearts content! Please get your API sorted for integration soon freetrade!