This top 10 has a nice mix of institutional services and financial advisers. Most interesting, women are dominating the business and finance world on Alexa! The obvious opportunities here are:
- For banks to have an additional channel to reach their customers.
- For any financial personality to increase their brand awareness by being part of their audience’s daily flash briefing. I suppose someone could also just create a skill using an already famous person’s content.
Make Me Smart by Marketplace – 4.5 out of 5, 1530 ratings, 59 reviews
The world moves fast. Make Me Smart from Marketplace™ helps you keep up. Marketplace hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood tell you what you need to know about the economy, pop culture, tech and current events in this daily skill.
Random review: Make Me Smart is among my top listens among podcasts, never miss it, so it’s cool to have a tidbit on demand from Alexa. After work I have my Jake Tapper fix, Tech Ride Home, and my Today Explained fix and now I can add Make Me Smart to the mix. Kai and Molly mix today’s topical interests with expertise from the authorities and academics who know deeply and manage mostly economic issues and they make us all smarter while kidding each other about music and fear of dancing, avocado toast and some brilliant, funny T-shirt ideas. They’ve got a delicious recipe for content and presentation. Try the skill! thanks, Kai and Molly! (5 out of 5)
Capital One by Capital One Services, LLC – 4.2 out of 5, 356 ratings, 264 reviews
Ask Capital One about your credit card, checking, savings, and auto loan accounts. Then try out our new feature, “How much did I spend?” to get quick answers on how much and where you are spending.
Random review: Performs exactly as stated (5 out of 5)
Thirty Second Money Tip with Nick True by Nick True – 4.7 out of 5, 118 ratings, 117 reviews
30-second money tip gives the best money advice in only thirty seconds. Start your day by learning how to spend less, save more, and invest better.
Random review: I love this skill. Have been listening to my flash briefing for over a year and I have enabled then disabled so many of them after a few days. Nick’s flash briefing is always fresh and useful. Doesn’t waste my time! Thanks for the great content and keep up the good work! (5 out of 5)
Store Card by Synchrony Financial – 4.2 out of 5, 258 ratings, 81 reviews
A new way to manage your Amazon.com Store Card or the Amazon Prime Store Card by simply using your voice. You can use this skill to make a payment for your Amazon Store Card. You can also check your account balance, get details about your due payment, hear recent purchases and much more.
Random review: I was able to make a payment this morning while brewing my coffee. Love the convenience! Update, editing to 4 star as the skill let me accidentally make a double payment. I was able to call customer service and get it resolved though. (4 out of 5)
Front Row Entrepreneur by Jen Lehner Media, LLC – 4.9 out of 5, 94 ratings, 93 reviews
Listen to The Front Row Entrepreneur for updates about social media , productivity, digital marketing, and online business.
Random review: Jen’s flash briefing starts my day off right. She is to the point and really gets me motivated to get out there and make things happen. Plus, she helps to get a jump on tomorrow with social media post ideas like National ___ Day. If I don’t listen to any other briefings, I always make sure I listen to The Front Row! (5 out of 5)
CNBC by NBCUniversal Media, LLC – 4.1 out of 5, 357 ratings, 42 reviews
With the CNBC skill, get the latest business news, real-time financial information, and market data. Ask for stock quotes, commodity quotes, market updates, or cryptocurrency prices. Track investments throughout the day with additional support for pre-markets & extended hours quotes.
Random review: Quick and efficient news anchor rolls off current business news highlights. Very short. Alexa doesn’t read this one. It works fine every day. (4 out of 5)
The Pitch with Amy Summers by 5 Star Briefing – 4.9 out of 5, ratings, 105 reviews
“The Pitch” will provide a daily skill to help you improve getting your message across more effectively using today’s technology combined with classic communications techniques from Amy Summers, founder of Pitch Publicity.
Random review: I recently started tuning in to Amy’s “The Pitch”. I really appreciate how she is able to provide useful, actionable tips in quick sound bites. My favorite episode so far was the one recently about using a series of questions to pitch an idea/person/story that starts with gaining an understanding of what the other person wants and is looking for. Too many times, it’s easy to fall into the trap of pitching without first understanding how what we’re pitching is going to be relevant or needed by the other person. Amy helped make that more clear for me. Keep up the good work! (5 out of 5)
Amex by American Express – 4.4 out of 5, 117 ratings, 43 reviews
Explore a new way to connect with American Express through the Amex skill. Make a payment, get Amex Offers, check your balance, and more – all with the power of your voice.
Random review: I’ve been waiting for this. When I used it, I just simply followed the steps to pay a bill, and it was done, just like that! I didn’t have to pull out my phone and login to the app, this makes life so much easier! I’m excited to check in often for offers on my account too. (5 out of 5)
Experian by Experian – 4.5 out of 5, 193 ratings, 21 reviews
Learn about your FICO® Score, listen to your alerts, lock your Experian credit file, and more* – all you have to do is ask. Simply enable the Experian skill and link your Experian CreditWorks account to get started. You will also create a personal key for additional security.
Random review: Yep, I have to admit this is pretty cool. It is especially convenient if you want to monitor your credit often. (5 out of 5)
Pete’s Points – Business and Leadership Strategies by 5 Star Briefing – 4.9 out of 5, 46 ratings, 45 reviews
With 13+ years of Disney experience and over 25 years managing people, Pete will share a fun, engaging and relevant leadership lesson that will help you lead people, manage processes, and develop professionally.
Random review: I’ve watched Pete’s Points on YouTube in his weekly show, but now I get his fantastic points on leadership and excellence everyday with this Alexa brief. Insightful, friendly and humorous, each point is a nugget of business wisdom. I recommend this Flash Briefing with a strong thumb’s up! (5 out of 5)