Mint wildcard support?

Will Mint support the use of wildcards with the categorization rules?

Some transactions contain a date or transaction# making their descriptions unique each time.  Since each transaction is unique, creating a custom rule based on an exact match does not work. 

For example, I make car payments to Achieva Bank and Mint is categorizing these payments as transfers.

The payments themselves come through with a date: "Achieva Bank 7/2", "Achieva Bank 8/3", etc...

I am forced to manually re-categorize these transactions every month.

I would love to be able to create a rule that says categorize any transactions like Achieva Bank* as "Car Payment".

If anyone knows a way to do this...please let me know.

Thank You.

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I asked this question to support and they confirmed that there is no way to do this automatically. I have the same problem with some recurring subscriptions. I guess we just need to make enough noise that they would build this as a new feature.

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