Money and UK Banks
Availability of OFX connection is quite common in the US, but seems to be very rare in Europe, even for business accounts and since there seems to be many questions regarding downloading UK Bank data, I thought I would start this thread that I’d be happy to keep up-to-date with feedback from my Blog readers.
Chances are that the OFX download solutions promoted in my Blog won’t work with any of the institutions listed and having a N in the OFX or QFX columns, which is a good many of them. 😦 but this can serve as a forum to discuss this further. The initial table is courtesy of Moneydance
|Abbey Bank Plc.||N||Y|
|Alliance & Leicester||Y||Y||Y|
|Coutts & Co||Y||Y|
|Royal Bank of Scotland||Y||Y|
Hung Le is putting significant effort into coming up with a Java app version that is tailored to UK needs:
Join in on the Java app Blog page for more…
- has support for two additional quote sources: ft.com and Google Portfolio. Both have good coverage for UK fund (in particular ft.com).
- has support for mapping a quote source symbol to MM symbol.
- both ft.com and Google Portfolio provides currency in its data so we have enough information to write out symbol’s specific currency in the generated *.ofx file. It is unclear if MM honor that. I don’t use multi-currency to be able to test that area.
- there is an outstanding issue with Money05UK, in that import statement with zero share does update the quote price. We are looking into a work-around: generating fake share count to force MM into creating transactions.
In general, most of us US developer have no access to Money05UK and are likely having zero knowledge on multi-currency usage. So we can use some testing and feed back on above issues