Auto Loan Wizard

Paddy Member ✭✭
I have not been able to get Quicken to reconcile with my bank when setting up a loan. For example, my balance online is 1,497.07 for the loan but Quicken shows $1832.97. I don't know if there is a way to adjust the balance either. What am I doing wrong?


  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2022
    Unlike a mortgage, which uses Monthly interest and can be calculated using the Loan Wizard, your auto loan almost certainly uses DAILY interest when the amount of interest owed this month depends in part upon what DAY you made last month's payment.
    Q has no way of knowing what day your lender posted that payment.
    SO, the only thing that you can do is, when you get the next statement, is to go back and edit the prior payment to conform with what the lender shows on that statement.

    Q user since February, 1990. DOS Version 4
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Business & Personal
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP

  • Paddy
    Paddy Member ✭✭
    edited April 2022
    ok. Thanks! How do I edit the register to adjust Quicken? It doesn't seem to have a register for loans.
  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    " It doesn't seem to have a register for loans."
    That suggest to me that you've set up this loan as a downloading loan, (i.e., entries to the loan Account are coming via downloads from the lender), as opposed to a manual loan where entries to the loan Account come from the principal payments you enter into your checking Account.  With downloading loans there is no loan register available to you.  
    As @NotACPA has said, Quicken doesn't really handle auto loans particularly well but I wouldn't expect the difference between your calculation and the Account's loan balance to be that far apart.  If you go to the lender's site to check on the loan balance does it agree to the loan balance in the Account or your calculation?
    You might want to deactivate that loan and convert it to a manual loan so you can get to the loan register.
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