Maybe I'm being overly sensitive as an IT professional who has a security mindset, but I am doing a mortgage refinance right now. My lender, who is legitimate (I used them a few years ago for the original purchase of my home), is asking me to help them verify my bank account balances via a service called accountchek.com (not to be confused with accountcheck.com).
Apparently the way this service works is that you go to the site, put in your e-mail address, the last 4 digits of your SSN, and some code that your lender pre-configured for you. Once you do that, it asks you for the username and passwords of all of your bank accounts so it can verify your balances. I called my lender and asked incredulously if they seriously expect me to do this. Yes, yes, they do.
Is it just me, or does this go against everything we've ever been taught about giving out passwords to third parties? I guess this is sort of a meta, philosophical question rather than one that has to do with technology, but since technology is in the mix here, I thought I'd request some feedback.