Loan updating automatically but payment account is not

Quicken deluxe Version R37.37. I just bought a car, set up the loan so it links to the bank ("Honda Financial Services"). The payment is recorded in the Loan account, the money comes out of the checking account, but the category in the checking account is blank. If I fill it in with the loan account, it double deducts the loan payment. I am unable to edit any actual loan payment like I can with other accounts. Help!


  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2021
    Linked loans are problematic in this regard.  Linked loan accounts also do not have a register so you cannot see any transactions nor the allocations of principal, interest, etc.  When your checking account downloads the payment it needs to create and use a standard category (such as "Loan Payment"), not a transfer category so there is no link between the checking account and the loan account.  Because of this most Super Users recommend not linking loans to the lender and instead setting them up as or converting them to manual loans.
    Manual loans have registers, let you see the payment schedules and the payment breakdowns between principal and interest.  They also permit you to enter a transfer category from the checking account to the loan without double counting the payment.  And during the manual loan set up process a Reminder will be set up which will enter the monthly payment transactions into both the checking and loan accounts along with all the details for principal, interest, etc.
    Or you can delete your loan account and set up a new one but do not link it to the lender.

    (QW Premier Subscription: R49.29 on Windows 11)

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