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What Credit Card do you Recommend with the best QuickBooks Integration?

Hi QuickBookers,

I've been using QuickBooks for 20 years and had set up hundreds of rules to automatically assign all of my company's debit card transactions to vendors and accounts based on the transaction description. Last week, my bank suddenly decided to add the text "POS TRANSACTION #9883 POS TRANSACTION" to the beginning of every single transaction. This uses up the entire 32-character limit of the field when it is transferred to QuickBooks. So, thanks to my bank, I can no longer create rules based on the description. I can check the "Show Bank Memo" box to see the whole transaction description, but unfortunately QuickBooks cannot create rules based on the bank memo.

I think my only option is to ditch my bank's debit card and go with a small business credit card. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good small business credit card that reliably links to the Bank Feeds Center in QuickBooks (NOT QuickBooks Online... I use old-school QuickBooks on a hosted desktop in the cloud). I tried Bank of America a few years back, but it would constantly have sync errors requiring me to deactivate and create new accounts in QB all the time. I just want a really reliable credit card for use with QB that will pass the full transaction description without prepending it with useless text.



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QuickBooks Team

What Credit Card do you Recommend with the best QuickBooks Integration?

It's good to see you here, ChaosFreak.


Let me show you another way to create use bank rules in QuickBooks Desktop.


There are three Bank Feed modes available in QuickBooks Desktop. Each mode displays and handles transactions in your Bank Feeds differently. Here are the different modes:

  • Advanced Mode
  • Express Mode
  • Classic Mode


You can switch to Advanced mode so that you'll be able to create rules based on descriptionmemo, and amount.


To switch between Bank Feeds modes:


  1. Go to Edit menu, select Preferences.
  2. On the left pane, choose Checking then go to the Company Preferences tab.
  3. In the Bank Feeds section, select Advanced Mode.
  4. Click OK.


Once done, you may now create the rules. Let me show you how to do it.


Like this:


  1. Go to the Banking menu.
  2. Choose Bank Feeds, then Bank Feeds Center.
  3. Select Rules, then Add Rule.
  4. Add a Rule Name, then select  if it’s Money In or Money Out or Both.
  5. Add Conditions and if the rule is for Any or All of the conditions for descriptionmemo, and amount.
  6. If your class tracking is enabled, add values for PayeeAccount, and Class.
  7. For Money Out rules, you can also assign a Customer:Job
  8. Once you’re done select Save.


I've added this article for more information: Add and match Bank Feed transactions in QuickBooks Desktop.


Once you're done categorizing transactions, use this link as your guide in reconciling an account in QuickBooks Desktop.


Get back to us if you still need further assistance or you have follow-up questions about banking. I'll be in touch. Enjoy your day!

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What Credit Card do you Recommend with the best QuickBooks Integration?

Hi @Archie_B ,

Thank you for the advice. If I could create rules based on the Bank Memo, that would solve my problem.

I followed your instructions, but under Preferences -> Checking -> Company Preferences -> Bank Feeds I only have two options:

  • Express Mode
  • Classic Mode

I don't have "Advanced Mode".

I am using Quickbooks Accountant Desktop 2019 hosted on Right Networks, and I'm logged in as administrator to my company file.

How do I access "Advanced Mode"?

Candice C
QuickBooks Team

What Credit Card do you Recommend with the best QuickBooks Integration?

Good afternoon, @Anonymous. 


Thanks for coming back and telling us more information on your end about the "Advanced Mode" feature in Bank Feeds. 


Since you don't have the option, I recommend doing a few actions to help resolve the issue. Here are a few: 



One of these should do the trick. For future reference, check out this guide for more details on banking modes: Switch between banking modes.


I'm only a post away if you need me again. Have a great day! 

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What Credit Card do you Recommend with the best QuickBooks Integration?

Thank you for the advice @Candice C .

I was already on single user mode. The updater says there are no new packages to download. I can't upgrade to a newer version because I'm on a hosted environment (Right Networks) so I can't install anything. I also can't run the verify and rebuild tool.

Can you confirm whether I should have access to Advanced Mode in QuickBooks Accountant Desktop 2019? Or do I actually need a later version?


What Credit Card do you Recommend with the best QuickBooks Integration?

Welcome back to the Community, ChaosFreak.


The QBDT support team will be your number one resource for this. 


I recommend contacting our Technical Support Team. They have direct access to your account and troubleshoot the issue for you.


Here's how:


  1. Go to Help, then select QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  2. Select the Contact Us button.
  3. Enter a brief description of your concern in the What can we help you with? field and click Continue.
  4. Choose a way to connect (Chat or Callback).


Please take note our operating hours for chat support depend on the version of QuickBooks that you're using. Please see this article for more details: Support hours and types.


Also, I suggest checking out this article: QuickBooks Help Articles. It includes topics about installing, registering, and upgrading QuickBooks, banking, and managing expenses, to name a few.


Keep me posted for any additional questions or other concerns. I'll be more than happy to help. 

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