Westpac (Australia) bank feed update

Back in July we flagged we would be working on a direct bank feed with Westpac in Australia.

This project is well advanced and testing has begun. Assuming we don’t encounter any major issues, we’re looking to make these automated daily bank feeds available for Westpac customers in Australia on Monday September 27.

This is very exciting, as with Westpac feeds live, Xero will have direct bank feeds with all four of the big Australian banks. Our upcoming integration with Yodlee will then extend bank feed coverage to most of the other Australian banks – we’ll have an update on the Yodlee project in the next day or so.

Once the Westpac feeds are released, customers who are keen to receive them (and yes we know there are a few of you!) will need to complete a Westpac Customer Authority Form to register your account(s) for automated feeds. A link to Help Centre will appear in the header of your Westpac bank account on Xero, which directs you to the form and instructions on how to complete this.

16 Comments

Jen
September 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Yeah! At last. Thanks for getting WBC happening. Will it include credit card accounts or does my client have to wait for yodlee?

Prue
September 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

This is great news for my client in Australia. Yay! Thanks!

Clint davis
September 9, 2010 at 3:37 am

Will westpac include st.George as they have now merged or is it just directly westpac customers

Alastair Grigg
September 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

@Jen unfortunately the Westpac bank feed doesn’t include credit cards, but yes we are looking to make these available through the Yodlee integration.
@Clint St George still operates on a separate banking system to Westpac so these accounts aren’t yet available on the Westpac feed. St George accounts will be available through Yodlee.

Andrew Haynes
September 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Have we got a date for Yodlee yet Alastair?

Alastair Grigg
September 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Hi Andrew. We’ll be providing an update on Yodlee very shortly.

Greg
September 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Alastair, will this cover Westpac NZ as well

Adam
September 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Alastair great news, this will make life so much easier.

Mark
September 28, 2010 at 10:45 am

So did it happen? How do I sign up?

Alastair Grigg
September 28, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Hi Mark,
The Westpac Customer Authority form is now available here in the Help Centre. The links too this from within the app will be live tomorrow following the product release earlier in the morning.

Arun
April 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Does the westpac feed work with credit card accounts now?

I saw a separate article saying that Xero does CC feeds from ANZ and Westpac now.

Anything special needed or just the standard westpac authority form?

Alastair Grigg
April 29, 2011 at 7:35 am

Hi Arun,
Yes, Westpac credit card feeds are available. These are provided using a data gathering service called Yodlee. Make sure that your card is setup with an account type of credit card, then click the Get Bank Feeds button on the account and you will be stepped through the feed setup process in Xero.

Dan
May 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Hi Arun,
Any chance you have westpac foreign currency accounts set up yet?

Alastair Grigg
May 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

Hi Arun, When we established the bank feeds with Westpac in Australia they were unable to include foreign currency accounts in the data feed. Will check to see if there is any update on their availability.

Adam m
June 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Hi,

I hear that St George bank feeds are up and running on Xero…is that correct??

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