Hey guys,
Im brand new to this forum but I have a question I need for work that has me puzzled.

I have to create a shell program which draws information from other websites. These are actually loan websites and they have a username and password which would be provided by the members of our website. Our website just brings together several different loan companies into a standard interface.

My question is, can php handle this? and secondly, could someone point me in the right direction to start on this? Would it be some sort of http request? Even just a link to an online resource would be helpful.

thanks a lot guys and gals,
Deja