Automatic Bank Synchronization

Getting Started with Bank Sync

  1. Let’s navigate to the Accounts page where we will find a listing of bank accounts that have been setup.
  2. From the accounts page click on the menu icon to bring up the menu.
  3. Click on the Sync w/ Bank option and we’ll be on our way.

Navigate to Bank Sync

This will bring you to the Bank Synchronization page. Here you can easily link to one of the thousands of banking institutions we support. Throw a mouse click on the Link Accountbutton and let the magic begin.

Link Bank Account Button

If you haven’t specified a bank account number already, the system will ask you for it now. Once you have specified a bank account number you will see the “Select your bank” interface. Here you can search for your bank or select from one of the banks listed.

Link Bank Account Process

NOTE:  While we support the vast majority of banks in the US, some smaller banks do not participate. If your bank is not supported and/or you are having trouble connecting or logging in, you may be able to manually sync with your bank using these instructions:
http://support.rentecdirect.com/knowledgebase/articles/281736-bank-synchronization-download-bank-transactions

From here insert your credentials. Securely connecting to your account couldn’t be easier!

Account connected success

Account Initialization

Alright! You are connected to your account!

At this point the Rentec Direct system works to securely initialize your account. The most recent 30 days worth of transactions will be available to you in less than five minutes!

We know that it’s exciting so we’ve provided a Refresh button right there on the initialization page. Feel free to click it as often as you feel like it.

Account Initialization

Access Historical Transaction Data

After the initial 30 days worth of transactions are available, Rentec Direct continues to work to get historical transaction information. The amount of historical transaction information available varies from bank to bank but you can typically expect the last 2 years worth of transaction information to become available.

Synchronizing Transactions

Here we are. Your account has been fully initialized and you’ve reached the moment we’ve all been waiting for…The ability to specify a date range, click the Synchronize button, and bask in the sweet feeling of success.

main synchronize interface

Actually, that’s all you really need to do to Synchronize your transactions using Rentec Direct’s easy to use interface. Basking in success is optional.

After clicking the Synchronize button you will be able to match the transactions from your bank to the ones you’ve entered into Rentec Direct.

Don’t worry, if you haven’t entered any transactions into Rentec Direct, you can easily specify new entries from the transaction matching page.

transaction matching page bank sync

But Wait There’s More!

At this point you might be thinking that Bank Synchronization is pretty awesome. It is! You may be thinking, “If only there were more awesome things to learn about…[insert super,cool, awesome feature]”.

You are in luck! Rentec Direct offers a ton of other awesome features! Head over to the Product Update section of the Rentec Direct Blog, also found on the summary page of your Rentec account, where you can discover even more of what Rentec Direct can do for you. 

Already Use Rentec to Sync your Bank Account?

As an experienced Bank Synchronization user you might be wondering, “I already sync my bank account with Rentec, what happens now?”. Any transaction information you’ve already synced will stay already synced. For any new transactions you will get to re-link to your Bank Account using the new Bank Synchronization feature as described above.  

We updated this system because banks have been systematically discontinuing the previous method used to sync and while it might have been working yesterday there was no guarantee it will still be working tomorrow.  So before that happens to your accounts, we added this new bank sync method to make sure you have an uninterrupted and reliable bank sync service moving forward.

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