These 2 banks are becoming a bit of a phenomenon in the UK, taking over the industry, but Wave does not support them.
Could you look into implementing these at some point.
agreed, Starling is now my main account and the lack of support is the only thing that has me not using wave currently.
Thanks for sharing you banking request.
Wave works with a specialist banking data integration partner to connect more than 10,000 banks worldwide. We do not, however, directly control when new banks are added to our integration; this is driven by overall demand, and how cooperative (or otherwise!) a bank is to enabling our integration partner to make a connection.
You can read more about the wider landscape of bank integrations, and alternatives if your bank is not connected, in this article in our Help Center.
Hope that's some help.
Hello @luke1991 ,
The Help Center article I referenced explains about our banking integration partner. Please note, however, they are not considering individual user requests - it is the aggregate of demand from their many customers such as ourselves, other accounting software vendors, etc, that drive this.
As explained in the article, the useful thing you can do is talk to your bank about what they are (or are not) doing to make sure you can access data from your bank account in the tools of your choice.
Thanks in advance for anything you can do to push your bank on this.
Hi @Elmswood, you are correct in your summary of the current issue with an integration to Starling bank - no internet banking. Integrations such as these are something that our Banking Team is always looking to improve on. You did also mention that you are having some difficulty getting your CSV files into Wave so you may be interested in looking into a new feature that has just been rolled out - Wave Connect.
Wave Connect is a Google Sheets integration that helps you:
To learn more about this integration, including how to set it up, I recommend visiting this Help Center article on the topic.
@luke1991 @lara_ami, Hey guys, as I mentioned above, our Banking Integrations Team is always looking for better connections. The reason that we cannot currently offer this connection is based on the third party data provider that we require to draw these connections. We rely solely on which connections they have access to. For the meantime, you may be interested in checking out our Wave Connect feature I mentioned above!
Can i add my request for Starling (and Monzo) integration.
Starling is awesome and we really would love integration - i have made the request via the banking portal form but had no feedback.
Starling is already full open so I cannot see why it is different from all the other banks you have and the number of users of Starling is growing at a tremendous pace
@trelimon thanks for tossing your +1 into this! Zoe's advice still applies in this case, as we use a third party vendor for facilitating these connections, so hopefully this is on the horizon!
Using a 3rd party vendor like Yodlee is a bit old school - Starling as all UK banks has implemented 'Open Banking' which means you have direct access to their APIs - quicker, safer and more info
Hi all, thanks again for your feedback! I took some time to chat with our Product Managers today so I wanted to share my findings. At this time, we have no plans to integrate directly with Starling. Direct integration with banks is complex even if it is easily built or facilitated. There are a lot of considerations involved. This is part of the reason why we work with a specialist provider to provide this service.
Yodlee does connect with some financial institutions via API. Our recommendation would be to advocate to Starling who can build a bridge with Yodlee and get you easy access to that information within Wave.
Also considering a move to Starling - Wave would do well to listen! Google appears to show that Starling were also keen to explore this - can't access the link as they've since shutdown their forum...
@billysal @WildIsle Thanks again for your feedback here -- as we still don't have any immediate plans regarding the specific integration here, we will continue to review all options for our users and see what can be done about Starling Bank. With that said, you will need to continue uploading your bank statements manually for the time being.