How To Enable Live Bank Feeds In QuickBooks Pro

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How To Enable Live Bank Feeds In QuickBooks Pro

One of the most time-saving automations QuickBooks offers is live bank feeds. Live bank feeds pull all of your bank transactions into your account automatically, so you don’t have to.

We’ll teach you how to connect your bank account directly to your QuickBooks account in these five simple steps.

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Enable Live Bank Feeds

Before you get started, make sure you have already created an account in QuickBooks for each bank account you’re adding. To learn how to add an account to your chart of accounts, read How to Add A Bank Account To QuickBooks Pro.

To begin, go to Banking>Bank Feeds>Set Up Bank Feed for Account.

You may see the notification below. Save and close any information you currently have open, and then click “Yes.”

How To Enable Live Bank Feeds In QuickBooks Pro

Step 1: Find Your Bank

Search for your banking institution.

How To Enable Live Bank Feeds In QuickBooks Pro

Select the proper bank from the search results.

How To Enable Live Bank Feeds In QuickBooks Pro

Step 2: Adjust Bank Settings

Once you select your bank account, you’ll be taken to a screen that says “Direct Connect.” At this point, you’ll want to go to your banking institution and enroll in “Direct Connect.”

Each banking institution handles integrations differently, so contact your bank directly for instructions on allowing a QuickBooks connection.

Once you’ve enabled QuickBooks to connect to your account, click the blue “Continue” button in the bottom right-hand corner.

How To Enable Live Bank Feeds In QuickBooks Pro

Step 3: Log In To Your Bank Account

Now that you’ve connected to your account, you’ll be asked to log in. Some banks ask for your login credentials, while others ask for your bank number and pin. Follow the instructions on the screen, then click “Connect.”

How To Enable Live Bank Feeds In QuickBooks Pro

Step 4: Choose Accounts

QuickBooks will now pull up all accounts associated with your bank login. Select the accounts you wish to include in QuickBooks Pro. Use the drop-down menus to select which account (from your chart of accounts) to connect to your bank account.

Step 5: Connect

Click “Connect” to complete the bank connection. Go to your Bank Feeds Center to see the transactions that QuickBooks automatically pulls in from your bank.

For troubleshooting issues, check out the QuickBooks Community or call QuickBooks directly. If you have any further questions, leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to help you.

Chelsea Krause

Chelsea Krause is a writer, avid reader, and researcher. In addition to loving writing, she became interested in accounting software because of her constant desire to learn something new and understand how things work. When she’s not working or daydreaming about her newest story, she can be found drinking obscene amounts of coffee, reading anything written by C.S. Lewis or Ray Bradbury, kayaking and hiking, or watching The X-Files with her husband.

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