About Yodlee, our global data partner

PocketSmith uses a service called Yodlee to provide bank feeds within PocketSmith. This user guide outlines further information about Yodlee and the expectations of the bank feed service.

Issue with your Yodlee bank feed?

For troubleshooting any bank feed errors on a Yodlee connection, please check out this guide here: Troubleshooting Yodlee bank feeds


In this user guide

Why PocketSmith uses Yodlee for bank feeds

PocketSmith uses Yodlee bank feeds because they are the most reliable method of providing automated transaction imports into PocketSmith ⚡️

There are two ways software can access transactions from banks: direct feeds and third-party bank feeds. Direct feeds exist where a bank has a relationship with the software provider, whereas third-party bank feeds are connected via bank feed providers like Yodlee.

We'd love to connect to banks directly; however, the overwhelming majority of banks don't offer this as an option. Thankfully, bank feed providers developed their own technology to connect to banks and download transactions on behalf of the customer. This allows them to provide connections to a wide range of banks. Thanks to Yodlee, PocketSmith can connect to over 12,000 banks and institutions worldwide! 🌏

Yodlee bank feeds are read-only, and you can read more about our security practices, including for bank feeds, on our Security page.


Troubleshooting Yodlee bank feeds

On occasion, bank feeds encounter errors that are beyond our control. Errors are not commonplace, but unfortunately, they do happen! 😲

Thankfully, the errors are temporary in many cases and can be resolved on the next sync or resolve within 48 hours.🍻

For troubleshooting any bank feed errors on a Yodlee connection, please check out this guide here: Troubleshooting Yodlee bank feeds


Expectations of our bank feed service

We are confident in our bank feed provider Yodlee to provide a reliable service connecting to bank feeds and importing transactions. However - due to the nature of bank feed aggregation (as opposed to building direct feeds with the bank) to import our users' transactions into PocketSmith - on occasion, we experience issues with bank feed connections or imported transactions.

If an error cannot be easily resolved, we can open an investigation with Yodlee to identify and resolve any bank feed problems. However, because we can not guarantee that bank feeds will work perfectly 100% of the time, we recommend that users compare transactions with their online banking to ensure, or identify, whether their transactions have been imported correctly. We are happy to assist with this process, but it’s important that anyone who is using the PocketSmith software is informed that issues beyond our control do occur with bank feeds.

Once we open an investigation with Yodlee, we are not given a timeframe for how long they’ll take to resolve the issue. Many issues can be solved within a few days; however, more complicated issues can take many weeks! Where possible, we will keep our users informed with any information about the progress of the investigation.

Sometimes bank feed problems are user account-specific. This means that the issue is not related to a known current bank feed issue, and unfortunately, we can’t predict when one-off incidents of this type will occur. When these incidents are brought to our attention, we provide Yodlee with as much information as possible and keep users informed.

Tips for keeping your bank feed up-to-date


Alternatives to the bank feed service

The choice to use bank feeds is up to you!

If you'd prefer not to use bank feeds, we also offer an alternative for importing your transactions with bank files instead. To learn more about using bank files, please see: Bank files

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