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.
I'm considering leaving wave now due to this not happening. Starling seem to make it very easy for developers to connect to their API https://developer.starlingbank.com/
I'm aware you at wave use a 3rd party service, and so are not wholly responsible, but I'm sure you can also put pressure as users of their system.
Put another way, my accounting has now gone seriously downhill since moving to starling, as it's just another thing I need to do in my day when I'm already swamped. I don't attribute this to starling. Will most likely be moving on to Xero, which is a shame as it doesn't seem like something that can't be fixed. I'd even built an integration myself if I was given permission, being a developer.
Hi @lewistaylor . I understand your frustrations here. From what I understand, you are correct in saying that we would have to go through our Banking Partner instead of our API & Integrations team. In terms of actually having them implement it, we do what we can, but it is ultimately our banking partner's decision. As I said, I totally acknowledge your frustrations here and my fingers are crossed that this connection will come soon.
I realise Wave is a Canadian company, and I'm sure North America is your primary concern, but giving a heads up, a lot of UK banking customers are going to switch to these two banks mentioned. They've done some incredible marketing, and have a great product.
I would seriously recommend pushing Yoddle, because otherwise, I would imagine people will start moving away. Xero have already managed to become fully integrated, and the monthly cost is enough for me to consider moving if it makes my day to day more east.
And just to clarify, I love wave. You have an awesome product, and if you did do payroll in the UK, I would pay for that feature. You're the first app in a while that I would pay to use and can't physically do so!
But this is definitely something that would make me move if not fixed soonish.
I'm really annoyed to find this out. I've just signed up and tried to connect and obviously can't find starling bank.
Gah what a waste of time, setting everything up has been.
@luke1991 @lewistaylor @mrsjprice We still don't have any plans right now for an integration with Starling bank (as you know within the thread itself). I do want to let you know that we do hear you though.. this isn't something that is being ignored and we understand that it's important our users to have this particular connection. We will continue to update you with the information once we have it available (in this thread).
Being a developer myself, I've DM'd 2 members of staff saying we will help with the build and have heard nothing back, no response.
Very frustrating that even in offering a hand in trying to make this happen there's no movement.
It's onto Xero for me I'm afraid.