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Working with bank transactions

The Bank transactions page lists the bank and credit card transactions that have been brought into MYOB via bank feeds or by importing a bank statement.

For each bank or credit card transaction on this page, you need to either:

  • match it to an existing MYOB transaction (or bank transfer)

  • categorise it to one of your MYOB categories.

    Did you know you attach documents to your bills and spend money transactions in MYOB? This reduces manual data entry when entering bank transactions, and keeps track of important documents. 

Looking for a list of transactions for a category? Run the General ledger report.

What to look for

When you match or categorise a transaction, you’re identifying whether or not it has been entered in MYOB. You should check for:

  • Transactions already entered in MYOB (e.g. invoices and bills, or spend money and receive money transactions). You should match these bank transactions to the corresponding MYOB transaction. See Matching bank transactions.

  • Transactions not entered in MYOB (e.g. bank charges, bank interest, cash withdrawals or deposits). You should categorise these transactions to the appropriate MYOB category. See Categorising bank transactions.
    If you have regularly occurring bank transactions that always have a particular description (such as a transaction containing the text BANK INTEREST), you can set up rules to manage them. The next time these transactions are received or imported, MYOB will categorise them automatically. For more details, see Creating rules.

  • Transfers between bank accounts. If you’ve transferred money between two of your categories, MYOB can match the two bank transactions, even if you haven’t entered a bank transfer transaction into MYOB. You should confirm that this match is correct. See Transferring funds from a bank transaction.


How often will I receive bank feeds?


How often your bank feeds are updated depends on your bank.

Search the list of supported banks and their feed frequency.

If bank feeds are not appearing within your bank's specified feed frequency, contact us so we can look into it.

What keyboard shortcuts are available on the Bank transactions page?


There's a range of keyboard shortcuts available to help make allocating transactions faster. To reveal these shortcuts, press CTRL and / (PC) or CMD and / (Mac) simultaneously.

Bank transactions keyboard shortcuts

How do I delete a transaction?


See these topics for more details.

To delete


an invoice

Deleting invoices

a bill

Deleting bills

a customer return

Deleting customer returns

a supplier return

Deleting supplier returns

Need to delete a bank feed transaction? Contact product support to discuss your options.

Why am I getting the error 'An unbalanced transaction may not be recorded' when categorising a transaction when it does balance?


This is a bug and our experts are looking into it.

Until we fix it, you'll need to manually record a receive money or spend money transaction for the money you've paid or received, then match the bank feed amount to that transaction.

Why are some dates on my bank feed different to my bank statement?


The dates on bank feeds can vary to the dates on your bank statement due to the difference between the transaction date and the date the transaction was processed by your bank. This usually occurs due to weekends and public holidays which delay the bank processing.

This means a transaction made on a Saturday may not be processed until a Tuesday. The transaction will then come through on Wednesday’s bank feed with Tuesday’s date. The bank will subsequently adjust the date to show on your statement as the actual transaction date.

This leaves your bank feed transaction dated for Tuesday, but on your bank statement it shows with Saturday’s date. Although transactions are still able to be allocated and matched normally, this date discrepancy could pose some reconciliation challenges when they occur on either side of a month, quarter or a financial year.

If you need help working out the best way to handle these discrepancies, check with your accounting advisor or contact product support.

Can I attach documents to a bank transaction?


I've imported a bank statement and now I have duplicated transactions in MYOB - what can I do?


This can occur if you've imported a bank statement which includes transactions which have already been brought into MYOB via bank feeds.

To fix this:

  1. Delete the imported bank statement.

  2. Download a new bank statement from your bank, ensuring the date range doesn't include transactions already in MYOB.

  3. Import the new bank statement.

What can I do if there's duplicated bank feed transactions?


If there are duplicated transactions in the bank feed, the only way you can get rid of them at the moment is to delete the entire day's bank feed. Individual or partial day's transactions can't be deleted.

If you need to do this, contact product support.

Can I delete bank feed transactions?


We recommend contacting product support to discuss your options.