When will be again be able to have Quicken auto entry bills? We need this option back.

The Calendar used to do this. Now just a reminder.

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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    With more and more banks going away from Direct Connect, for "improved security", as they say, I'm afraid this is not going to happen again.

    If your bank recently required you to reauthorize your checking account and/or your bank has changed from "Direct Connect" to either "Express Web Connect" or "Express Web Connect+" you can no longer use Online Bill Pay direct to the bank or Quicken Bill Manager's Quick Pay function. The bank no longer supports this function through Quicken.

    You have these alternatives:

    1. Use Quicken Bill Manager's Check Pay making sure to submit payment early enough (at least  3 weeks before due date) to allow time for delivery and processing.
    2. Logon to the bank's website and schedule your bill pay payments from the bank. In parallel to that, in Quicken use a regular Scheduled Reminder to record your payment. Repeat every time another payment is due.
    3. Logon to the biller's website once and set up their Autopay, APS, Direct debit, etc. to make the current payment and all future payments on Due Date directly from your checking account. In parallel to that, in Quicken use a regular Scheduled Reminder to record your payments before they come due.
    4. Write (or print with Quicken) a paper check and mail it to the biller, making sure to mail payment early enough (about 10 days before due date) to allow time for delivery and processing.

    I've been using a variation of method #3 for decades, since before the Internet and dial-up were even invented. It's easy to get used to this process. And I have yet to miss a single payment.

  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are you talking about Bill Manager or about automatically entering manual Reminders into the account registers?
    If you are referring to manual Reminders no longer being automatically entered into the account registers:
    My auto entry of bills is working.  In fact, that never turned off for me.
    Quicken has been known to sometimes (not often and not for everyone) change some preferences and settings after the software gets updated.  Have you checked the manual Reminders in question to see if they are still set up to be automatically entered?
    (QW Premier Subscription: R44.20 on Windows 11)
  • jdschachte
    jdschachte Member ✭✭
    This issue is closed
  • MrZipp
    MrZipp Member ✭✭✭
    What I am looking at is automatic entry of items into the registers, not actually Bill Paying with the bank. The autoentry feature from the Calendar seems to stop working from time to time. Worked for years.