USAA has been messing around with quite a few things on their end lately it seems. On Aug 11, they switched over all their investment accounts to be handled by a 3rd party system platform (National Financial Services LLC) which effectively broke transaction downloading for those types of accounts.
On Sept 27, the day before this new problem started, I asked USAA what their path forward was with respect to Mint users. They responded:
"Thank you for your message regarding mint.com. We
understand the importance of being able to use your preferred financial
tools, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Currently, USAA does not support Mint. There is a fix scheduled for
tomorrow that will resolve Quickens download issues, but because Mint is
unsupported we cannot confirm if this will fix the issues you are
It seems their "fix" is what is causing the current connectivity issue we are experiencing.
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