Advice and answers from the Expensify Team

Would you like to import your bank account or credit card directly into Expensify, or upload a CSV of your transactions? We make it easy!

If you experience any trouble, check our Troubleshooting and FAQ page.

This article covers:

Importing Expenses Directly From your Credit Card or Bank

Step 1: Select your Bank

First click the blue square graphic in the upper right corner. Next click Account Settings in the dropdown and then Credit Cards on the left side of the screen. Click the "Import Card/Bank" button. 

If your bank is not listed, just use the search box below to find it.

Step 2: Username and Password

Connect with your account by using the same username and password you use for online banking.

Step 3: Select your Accounts

We will pull in all of the accounts tied to your username. Just pick and choose the ones that you want to import!

Note: If you are importing a corporate credit card or a card that someone else pays off, make sure to uncheck the box for 'The expenses on these cards are reimbursable' when importing the card. Then click ‘accept terms and add' to import your card.

Important Notes

  • Most transactions under $75 are also eligible for automatically generated eReceipts.
  • When first importing your card, Expensify will bring in the last 90 days of transactions. If you need to pull transactions earlier than this date, please upload a spreadsheet of your bank transactions to reflect these (see 'Importing Transactions from a Spreadsheet or OFX File' below). 
  • If a card is deleted from Expensify, all of the unsubmitted expenses from that card will be deleted from the system.

Importing Expenses From a Spreadsheet or OFX File

You can import ANY bank into Expensify using a spreadsheet or OFX file! To do that just follow these few steps below. (Not available through our domain control feature.)

Step 1: Download CSV 

First download an OFX file or a CSV/XLS spreadsheet of your expenses directly from your online banking account. Once you have this file:

  1. Click the blue square graphic in the upper right corner, click Import a Credit Card or Bank Account, select "Upload"

Step 2: Set the Account Details

Define the details of this upload so you can easily identify its contents. Set the date format and currency to match your needs. If you have previously imported a spreadsheet, choose your presets and everything will be filled in. 

Then scroll down and pick which columns have the merchant, date and amount in them. Check the preview of your selection below and when it looks good, click ‘Add Expenses’.

When the upload finishes, click ‘Done’ to close the dialog and view your expenses.

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