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Home Accountz review

We've put Home Accountz through our intensive lab tests to see how it compares with other personal finance software packages. 

In this article
What is Home Accountz? How does Home Accountz work? Home Accountz review: at a glance How do I get started? How easy is Home Accountz to use?
What help and support is on offer? What's Home Accountz' mobile app like? How secure is it? Which? verdict on Home Accountz Home Accountz: FAQs

What is Home Accountz?

Home Accountz is a type of personal finance software that aims to help users work out their net worth, track spending and plan for the future. 

It’s a UK-based company which means unlike a lot of rivals has a UK-focus and the firm prides itself on the level of support users can get.

We've put Home Accountz through intensive testing under lab conditions, analysing and providing star ratings for each of the features we know are important to help decide whether it's the best personal finance software for you.

Our review includes the full results of our lab tests with ratings on data input, the dashboard, transactions, goal-tracking, report-generation, mobile app, security and an overall verdict from our personal finance software experts.

Members can log in to see the results of our analysis. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up to a two-month trial for Which? Money for just £1 to access this review and enjoy the benefits of a Which? membership.

Home Accountz product review Specifications
Version tested

17.01.31

 

More info

Home Accountz has not updated its software since our test in 2017.

 Price

£39

 

More info

 You can opt for the 'Online Services' add-on for backup of data and to sync data to the mobile app. It's free for the first year, then £19.50 per year thereafter. 

Free trial?

14 days

Compatibility

Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS

Investment tracking

No

How does Home Accountz work?

Home Accountz is a traditional accounts package that lets you consolidate information about all your financial accounts in one place.

You can upload details about your transactions and analyse your spending to set goals and make sure you’re never caught out by one-off costs.

Home Accountz costs £39 but you can also pay for its 'Online Services' add-on, which gives you online backup and recovery of your data, multi-user access and mobile/tablet support.

It’s free for the first year, then £19.50 per year thereafter. 

Home Accountz review: at a glance

Find out how Home Accountz got on in our lab review on performance (including data input, set up, dashboard, reports, transactions and tracking), support and its mobile app.

Home Acccountz performed well in our lab review, with a test score of 67%.

The table below gives an overview of how well the package was rated on performance (including data input, set up, dashboard, reports, transactions and tracking), support features and its mobile app.

Our test score ignores price and is based on overall ratings for performance (given a 75% weighting); support (15%); and mobile app (10%).

Home Accountz review Score

 

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How do I get started?

Our lab testers tried out dozens of Home Accountz's features and issued star ratings for a range of performance indicators including dashboard navigation, transaction-grouping, report-generating, goal-setting and reminder-scheduling functions. 

Home Accountz: data input Score
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How easy is Home Accountz to use?

Our lab testers tried out dozens of features offered by Home Accountz and issued star ratings for its performance on search, navigation, grouping, report-generating, goal-setting and reminder functions. 

You can select the score table you want to see using the drop-down menu.

Home Accountz: reports Score
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What help and support is on offer?

When using personal finance software it's likely that you'll need some support to help you get the most out of the package.

We tested every element of customer support provided by Home Accountz and gave it an overall star rating based on the range and quality of the services on offer.

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What's Home Accountz' mobile app like?

The Home Accountz mobile app is available for IOS and Android devices and acts as a companion app to the desktop application.

Here's how the Home Accountz mobile app was rated in our lab tests.

Home Accountz: mobile app Score
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How secure is it?

When entering your financial information you want to be sure it's safe.

Here's how Home Accountz scored for security in our lab review across its desktop programme and mobile app.

Home Accountz: security  Score
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Which? verdict on Home Accountz

We reveal how useful Home Accountz is for beginners who struggle with computers and organising their finances, as well as how suitable it is for advanced users who are more experienced in these areas.

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Find out more: Best personal finance software - see how Home Accountz compares. 

Home Accountz: FAQs

Is Home Accountz compatible with Microsoft Money and Quicken?

Home Accountz is compatible with Microsoft Money and Quicken.

Can you import information automatically by linking to your bank account?

Home Accounts won’t allow you to automatically import data from a bank account. 

Instead, you will need to download data in a standard format and then import it into the application.

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