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Receipt Bank and Xero

Posted 7 years ago in Platform by Ronan Quirke
Posted by Ronan Quirke

Expenses are a hassle and they cost time and money to process. To help you with the paper war we’re expanding the choice of providers that integrate with Xero and sort this problem for you.

Our latest add-on Receipt Bank is a receipt and invoice processing service that gathers together your receipts and invoices, scans them, converts the receipts into useful data and then sends them directly into Xero.

Receipt Bank extracts all the relevant information, including what your accountant and the tax department needs. There’s also a bureau service available to accountants and bookkeepers.

Uploading receipts for processing anywhere in the world is easy via email, the web, or use the iPhone app to send receipts on the move. (If you’re in the UK you can also send by freepost).

Receipt Bank will process the first 50 receipts for Xero customers free. Find out more or watch this video to see how it works:


June 8, 2011 at 7.12 pm

Is this come to Australia as well?

Michael Wood
June 9, 2011 at 10.03 am

Hi Jerry,

Our digital plans are already available worldwide. These plans enable you to submit items to Receipt Bank by email, by iPhone or by direct upload.

Although the plans are currently only available to buy in GBP£ when you set up your Receipt Bank account you can set your default currency to Aus$ (or NZ$, US$, etc.) and then we will convert any foreign currencies back to this and send data into Xero in your chosen currency.

I hope that helps! If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at



June 9, 2011 at 11.31 am

Thanks Michael

Muazam Sarfaraz
June 9, 2011 at 11.41 pm

As a user of xero and receipt-bank – I can’t praise the integration enough – its excellent & just works! – try it now!

September 20, 2011 at 10.25 am

I can see the data will come across. Does the image now come across so that the original invoice is captured in xero as well.

Ronan Quirke Xero
September 21, 2011 at 9.11 am

@Andrew – at the moment the Xero API which Receipt Bank uses does not support attaching images – this is one of the next features we will be releasing though.

April 5, 2012 at 12.58 pm

Any update on whether Receipt Bank can attached the image?

Michael Wood
May 8, 2012 at 6.46 pm

Yes – Receipt Bank does now send the image across into Xero as well as the extracted data!

May 16, 2013 at 4.40 am

How long does it take Receipt Bank to respond to queries?

I’ve inquired about the partner service on Monday and still had no response apart from the automated one

Sophie Hossack
May 17, 2013 at 1.19 pm

@ Philip – so sorry about this delay – it’s definitely not typical. We aim to reply to all enquiries within 12 hours.

I can see my colleague Ella has been in touch – so I hope she’s been able to help? If there’s anything else I or the Team can do – just let me know.

Apologies again – and thanks for letting us know.

November 21, 2013 at 9.25 am

Can you enter xero tracking data into receipt bank so it can automatically complete the tracking entry into the xero transaction?

Sophie Hossack
November 27, 2013 at 8.52 am

@Lee – Yes, we automatically pull your Xero tracking categories into Receipt Bank when you integrate your two accounts. You can then assign these tracking categories to an expense or set rules to have them allocated automatically. I hope this helps? Do drop us a line at if you’d like to find out more!

kathy kensche
January 28, 2014 at 6.40 am

When the Receipt Jpg is sent to Xero, is it the actual image thats attached or a link to receipt bank’s servers. As file upload space is very limited in Xero (and quite costly), trying to minimise doubling up.

brendan hall
March 31, 2014 at 6.56 pm

I am using this with my company it makes processing invoices really easy. Thanks team!

June 18, 2014 at 10.05 am

When the receipts / invoices are added to Xero can they be added as purchases / bills? or only as expenses?

Ronan Quirke Xero
June 18, 2014 at 11.13 am

@Paul – they can be created as purchases or expenses

September 28, 2014 at 3.40 am

What if you have two Xero accounts? One in Australia and the other in Singapore. Can Receipt Bank distinguish between the two for processing receipts etc?

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