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Bank transactions: Transfer - Auto-populate manually create transfer transaction




8 Posts

If I transfer money from one account to another and it comes up in a bank feed,


When I press the option to allocate it to a transfer between accounts,

and then manually create an entry, i wish the amount would be pre-entered into the form.


I always have to go back, look at the amount, write it down and then go to manually enter the transfer again.


Massive pain.


"Record a transfer between accounts"

Current Status: Open
Last Changed: September 2014

Thank you for your post, votes and comments. We understand making some changes to how Bank Transfers are dealt with in Essentials would make the allocation and reconciliations of these much easier. We request others who would like to see these changes to please continue to vote and add any relevant comments. 

2 Posts
Cover User

As a new user to Essentials, found this process way too complex for something that should be "essential".  Very confusing, as i have bank feeds and as above a lot of transfers back and forwards, it would be "essential" to be able to allocate these internal transfer.  As if i do a manual transfer, i can't delete bank feeds therefore creating a journal wouldn't i? more work!  Also, can we please set up recurring transactions with the essentials!!

MYOB Moderator
790 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hello @mumof5dooleys 


Thank you for your comments around this new Idea, for the recurring transactions vote here to add to the list of customers that would like this in future releases. 

Experienced Cover User
43 Posts
Experienced Cover User

 I have commented on this error at least twice, and keep checking back on occasions to see if anything has happened with it, but no, nothing.




Experienced Cover User
43 Posts
Experienced Cover User

Transfer money also doesent work properly with matching transactions with a linked bank account feed.


It looks like it is tyring to work but then always gives an error message that provides no help on sorting the problem.

You need to unselect the matched transaction, then save that action, then go back in again select the same transaction and it is happy.


This has been happening month after month. I have commented on it a number of times in the forum.

When can someone look at this obvious anoying error?

Experienced User
13 Posts
Experienced User

It would be great if MYOB Essentials could add a 'Transfer' rule when creating bank rules for automatic matching of transfers between accounts.  Xero has this functionality, why hasn't MYOB?