Re-adding bank feeds and relinking your accounts following account downgrade
If your paid PocketSmith subscription has lapsed your account will be automatically downgraded to a Free subscription. As a result of the downgrade, your bank feed accounts may have been converted to offline accounts.
This user guide shows you how to re-add your bank feed connections and re-link your existing accounts following an account downgrade.
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Bank feed accounts change to offline accounts following an account downgrade
If the subscription for a paid PocketSmith account has lapsed, any bank feeds will also expire after 21 days. This means that if you re-subscribe to a paid plan after your account has lapsed for a period greater than 21 days, any bank feeds will have been removed and bank feed accounts will have been converted to offline accounts.
Once you've upgraded to a paid plan, you will need to re-add your data connections then relink your bank feed connection to the appropriate existing accounts within PocketSmith
Re-adding a data connection to your PocketSmith account
- Head to the Bank Feeds page ( Manage > Bank Feeds) and click + New connection in the toolbar
Enter your bank in the search field and click SEARCH, or quickly select one of the bank icons provided
- Hover over the bank name and click + ADD CONNECTION.
- If you have previously added a connection to this bank, you will be asked to enter in a Nickname. This is used to distinguish between different online banking login details e.g. your login vs your partner's login.
Hover over the bank logo to confirm that the login URL matches your online banking portal
For connections provided by Yodlee, jump to Step 5
For connections provided by our UK/EU provider, Salt Edge, you will be required to authorize this connection as per PSD2 regulations.
After clicking AUTHORIZE, please read the consent information. If you consent for Salt Edge to access your bank data, tick the box and click Confirm.
You’ll then be diverted to the secure online banking portal to enter your online banking login details, select accounts, and grant Salt Edge permission to access your data.
After the connection is complete, you’ll be asked to close the window to return to PocketSmith. You can now head to Linking your bank accounts.
Sign in with the same login details that you would usually use at your online banking site, and click
If you have additional security requirements for this feed, please click Authorize to complete the information and continue syncing.
The first sync may take a few minutes to complete. While waiting, grab a cuppa, or check out some handy hints from the loading toolbar at the bottom of the page.
Linking your data connection to existing accounts within PocketSmith
Once your connection has been re-added and the sync is complete you can relink your connection to your existing accounts.
Follow this guide to link your accounts again: Linking feed accounts to suggested existing accounts.
Head to the Account Summary (Manage > Account Summary)
Find the account which needs to be updated
- Click MANAGE ACCOUNT > Upload bank file
- If you're importing a CSV file, choose a CSV format or create a new format and assign the columns appropriately
You'll notice some different options can apply to the import. Make sure you chose the option
Replace transactions on overlapping dates
It's important that the correct option is selected here, otherwise, duplicate transactions may be created. See: Bank file import options
Select Import my transactions
When re-adding a data connection, the Auto-categorize Transactions option is enabled by default.
If you'd prefer to turn this off see: Turning Auto-categorize Transactions off
Using bank files to import missing transactions
Once your bank feed accounts are reconnected, the bank feed will gather any recent transactions (up to 90 days) and import these into your account. However, if your accounts have been offline for more than 90 days, you'll need to use bank files to fill in gaps in your transaction history.
To import bank files into your account, you'll first need to download bank files from your online banking as detailed here: Preparing your bank files & accepted file types.
Once this is complete, you'll be able to upload your file to the corresponding PocketSmith account.
When exporting your transactions from your online banking, choose to export from the date of the last transaction before the gap in the related PocketSmith account, up until the date of the first transaction after the gap.
Then, when uploading to PocketSmith, choose to Replace transactions on overlapping dates.
This ensures that no transactions will be missing.