Richard Dym, a California-based tech consultant, said the problems began about three weeks ago.Within the last several days, Dym said, Quicken sent him correspondence stating that it would once again begin downloading data through Bank of America.
Some of Bank of America's customers say the lender restricted their account access through programs like Quicken and Mint last month.
The service seems to have been restored, but the restrictions described are similar to steps taken by other lenders.
But Lauren Saunders, associate director and managing attorney of the National Consumer Law Center, calls the banks' position "ridiculous." Sites such as Mint collect data about transactions but typically are not authorized to make transactions, said Saunders.
You can add your Bank of America account to Mint to track your account transactions and include the account in your Mint budget.
To work, the programs need access to a user's account at each institution.