How to resume transaction imports on our new bank connection update



  • mjhmjh Member Posts: 9 admin

    Transactions are sent to us as soon as they are available. Sometimes your bank may not have cleared them, and can cause delays, even though it may seem like they should have imported.
    Please send in a support ticket so we can investigate why your transactions are not importing. Sometimes we can ask our bank data provider to investigate and fix issues that are causing delays with transaction imports.

  • Chester5000Chester5000 Member Posts: 1

    Do you support Boeing Employee's Credit Union? My bank says they are connected to you, but I'm unable to import transactions.

    edited January 13, 2020
  • disappointed808disappointed808 Member Posts: 4

    @mjh said:
    The reason we don't have a manual refresh with our new bank data provider is they send us transactions as soon as they are available. There is never a time when our bank data provider has transactions, that we don't have in Wave. With our old bank data provider, they would collect transactions and wait for us to fetch them. This step is no longer the case.
    Neither the old or new bank data provider has the ability to query your bank directly for new transactions.

    I mean no offense to you, and my frustration is not at you, specifically, but something is broken or delayed in the Wave system. I'm not alone: see the comments in this thread.

    Now that I have a Quickbooks account up and running, I can see side-by-side how the data is pulled in. Just now, ~5 minutes ago. Here's my experience:

    BoA: transactions posted today, 7 in total (double checked them just now)
    Wave: None of those 7 exist. No way to Pull them. 100% in the past, when it was posted in my bank, a "refresh" would pull them. 100%, regardless of the canned response you're told to give.
    Quickbooks: Didn't show the 7 transactions right away. It showed a last refresh date of yesterday. QB has a refresh button. I pressed it. Immediately, 7 transactions pulled in.

    QB's refresh button experience is exactly what I have been doing with Wave since 2017. Now, I have to wait an unspecified amount of time to see the transactions.

    Wave had some Pros and Cons to being used.


    • Way less expensive than QB, especially for tiny business
    • Immediately refresh and see your posted transactions (not the pending ones, I understood that long ago)


    • Not hugely popular with local CPAs. So not a lot of hands on help

    The Pros outweighed the Cons.

    Now, QB has manual refresh. The only thing Wave has going for it is being cheaper. But now my time is spent logging in to check if and when the aggregator decides to wake up. My time is money. So, my wasted time is better used to pay QB for actual, on-demand data. And I now get to have my CPA involved.

    And you guys pull this off on January. Making the decision easier. I'm small potatoes and you won't miss me. But I'm hoping my Post here makes others relate. You guys screwed this up to a point where a tiny business with not a lot of disposable income would rather pay 3x more to Barf-Intuit, than to deal with this.

    edited January 14, 2020
  • jondecker76jondecker76 Member Posts: 4

    I agree with everyone here that the lack of a proper refresh is a game changer. My Huntington accounts haven't updated since last week. I will also be searching for a new accounting tool.

    How could ANY accounting program make such a horrible change right in the middle of tax season???

  • shafnitzshafnitz Member Posts: 13

    I'll just say what everyone is probably thinking.

    Problems I've had so far:

    • New connection system didn't correctly identify all of my accounts and match them up. Not really sure yet if what it did with the accounts is correct.
    • Not all of my accounts are importing new transactions.
    • Can't manually refresh accounts, and the automatic schedule seems very infrequent, or maybe just not working at all? Who knows? This is annoying, because if I have 30 minutes to work on my books, but Wave hasn't imported any recent transactions, there's nothing I can do about it. Guess I hope I have time again tomorrow?

    Is this a good experience for customers?

  • dmiller01dmiller01 Member Posts: 1

    I have accounts with Bank of America and every time I attempt to set up again, it is saying my accounts are being locked. I have never had this issue before and can't figure out why I am not able to reconnect my business accounts to Wave. Is anyone else having this issue?

  • BobCashionBobCashion Member Posts: 1

    I am also having the problem of transactions not showing up after refreshing my bank connection with the new provider. When I look at the connected accounts screen now, my bank account balance shows as correct amount, but the transactions to get to that amount are not showing up and if I run a account balances report, the bank account balance is incorrect. Something is definitely amiss.

  • ErinGErinG Member Posts: 2

    Agreed. I can no longer connect my checking account at all. When I try, I see this message.

    Oh, MY bank made a change? Since yesterday? Coincidentally, on the same day I was added to the new Wave bank connection system?

    Sure, Jan.

  • CultureGapCultureGap Member Posts: 15

    Can anyone recommend a Wave alternative other than QB? Does anyone have experience with any of these?

  • LADLAD Member Posts: 2

    We get an error message after trying to reconned to our BMO Harris N/A account we get the following message "There was a problem processing your request. Your account could not be connected at this time." When I bring this up I am told to follow the directions we just followed that give us the error message. Now what? Based on the comments I guess we shift to Quickbooks now....

  • chinhousweechinhouswee Member Posts: 7

    any chance "deutsche bank (US group)" will be back in the list?

  • DaveCTDaveCT Member Posts: 1

    Wells Fargo is shown as a supported bank, but I receive an error that multi-factor authentication is not supported for this account. Since WF is my primary bank account, and I have multiple accounts at WF, this is a big issue for me.
    Does anyone know if WF is no longer supported? And I do not want to download transactions and manually upload them - that is a terrible solution.

    Please advise.

  • ScottSilverstineScottSilverstine Member Posts: 3

    When can I expect to see the bank we use in the banks that are available to integrate?

  • SwalshSwalsh Member Posts: 4

    I just tried to add my account and it's not on the list. How can you not have Santander Business Banking on your supported lists of banks? It's only one of the biggest banks in the World. When will this be supported? I'm sure I'm not the only one that uses this Bank for business purposes and it's disappointing the link to Santander Business Banking that was not working earlier for so long is broke again. Santander changed their protocol the first time so shame on them but this one was all Wave making the change so shame on you.
    If anyone has a recommendation on who else to look at I'm all ears!

  • Just_LurkingJust_Lurking Member Posts: 31 ✭✭


    Unfortunately we are not able to roll back to the previous bank data provider. Our new bank data provider does support Bank of America, and they support MFA with them. It may be possible that there are multiple types of MFA that Bank of America provides, and some of those types may be incompatible.

    As far as I know there is only one type of MFA with BofA. There used to be more than one, but that was years ago as far as I know. Who can help me troubleshoot this? I've opened two tickets and have yet to even receive an email confirmation of my ticket, let alone an actual response from support.

  • esirovatkaesirovatka Member Posts: 4

    I see complaints on here that BMO Harris accounts are not working. Why would you continue to move accounts using BMO Harris to the new provider when you know the connection is not currently working. Very disappointing.

  • Just_LurkingJust_Lurking Member Posts: 31 ✭✭

    @esirovatka said:
    I see complaints on here that BMO Harris accounts are not working. Why would you continue to move accounts using BMO Harris to the new provider when you know the connection is not currently working. Very disappointing.

    You know, you make a great point. Instead of scrambling to try and fix the holes in support after the fact, why not migrate the banks and account types that they know work, and then leave the problem cases and challenges to last?

  • ArchiTechArchiTech Member Posts: 3

    The Bank connection feature is one of the main reasons I use Wave instead of other products (like freshbooks). It's concerning to see so many bad experiences with this feature after the "upgrade". I actually didn't have any issues with the actual migration itself, but have noticed a couple of very negative changes:
    1) I miss the dashboard and ability to manually trigger an import.
    2) I now have transactions coming in with truncated descriptions and can't tell exactly what they are and how to categorize them. (critical).
    Any ideas?

  • shafnitzshafnitz Member Posts: 13

    Just got an email saying my bank connection isn't working. Only took 4 days for Wave to figure that out and give me the ability to fix it. Stay tuned to see if it happens again 4 days.

  • waveuser2020waveuser2020 Member Posts: 3

    Wave, I have a common use case for your team that I'd ask you please consider.

    Plaid generally supports multi-factor authentication. Whether an MFA token is required once for a device (Wave being the "device" in this case), once for a time period, or once for each login - Plaid generally supports all of these cases.

    That said, your implementation of Plaid does not support the last case above: where an MFA token is required on each login. An example of this is Citi Credit Cards. If you turn on MFA (they call it 2FA, same thing) on your Citi account, it requires an MFA token on each login. In Wave, this means you can set up your Citi account, and transactions will be imported immediately after confirming the MFA token, but no subsequent transactions will be imported, because on next import, a new MFA token will be required. And Wave provides no interface for that.

    This type of MFA is very common. It is not an edge case, and is used by many major institutions.

    The only way to support this is to provide the ability to manually retrieve transactions.

    Now, I realize you do not want OCD users clicking "retrieve" 50 times a day. But you could limit the retrieve to maybe once a day?

    I don't love you guys, but like political candidates, you're the least horrible option out there today. Please add manual refresh back, with every-login MFA support, and stay at the top of the bottom of the pack.

    edited January 17, 2020
  • Paul_BCPaul_BC Member Posts: 2

    (1) Capital One (Canada) Costco Card does not connect using Capital One (Canada).
    (2) MBNA Canada (a Division of TD Bank) is not on the list, but probably could be easily added.

  • Doug1993Doug1993 Member Posts: 4

    Just a complete and utter failure. 3+ days now without an automatic transaction import for a couple of my accounts. No manual refresh. Lost support on previously supported accounts. Completely unacceptable and a massive step back for an otherwise great platform. Very disappointed.

    edited January 18, 2020
  • Piano_Teacher_01852Piano_Teacher_01852 Member Posts: 9

    The new import worked after I did the initial change-over steps. However, this morning, it is not importing my last bank transaction that has cleared in my account. There is no way to "refresh" anymore.

  • CliftonClifton Member Posts: 19 ✭✭
    Capital one is not the problem. This a wave problem and their new and helpless bank integrator problem. Why choose any service that does not connect to all 25 of the top 25 financial institutions? Ignorance? I don't think so. Stupid.
  • ScorpionCoatingPlusScorpionCoatingPlus Member Posts: 5

    Bank (NBT) is not connecting. Credentials entered correctly, says successful re connection, but then makes you do it over, and over and over but it does not fully connect.

  • GtahilianiGtahiliani Member Posts: 3

    Is this new "upgrade" a money saving effort by Wave?
    Is wave in trouble financially?
    Should we start planning to move to other alternative?
    Because this sure is NOT an "Upgrade" . It is a downgrade .

  • Just_LurkingJust_Lurking Member Posts: 31 ✭✭

    Since Wave is not providing timely support on these issues created by their own vendor migration, I thought I'd see if we can crowd source some more information to see if we can help narrow things down.

    @disappointed808 You mentioned having a BofA problem but perhaps a different one to some others. Do you have 2FA (MFA) turned on for any of your BofA accounts?

    @FitmanNJ @dmiller01 @LeavingNow Is the below similar to the error message you are seeing?

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