OFX Connection with Navy Federal Credit Union

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Shawn Smitter

29 Jan, 2021 09:52 PM

Currently, MoneyDance does not allow connection with Navy Federal Credit Union. When I contacted "Support@InfiniteKind" I was told that "NFCU does not support direct connection....". However, independently contacted NFCU and they replied "We do allow Direct Connect OFX, however we are unable to provide that information over eMessage. This information is only provided to third-party application developers looking to develop apps that access Navy Federal Credit Union information. We regret the inconvenience this has caused. If MoneyDance is looking to support Navy Federal Credit Union, please have a MoneyDance representative reach out to us." Are there other NFCU users that would like to use the online capability of MoneyDance?

  1. 1 Posted by robert.l.spauld... on 30 Jan, 2021 02:44 PM

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    Yes, would love to leave USAA

  2. 2 Posted by ken.brooker62 on 30 Jan, 2021 03:14 PM

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    Yes, that would be awesome.

  3. 3 Posted by John Ward on 03 Feb, 2021 02:36 AM

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    Love to see this as well

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Maddy on 03 Feb, 2021 09:54 AM

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    @All Thanks for sharing your interest in having Navy Federal Credit Union added for automatic downloads via Direct Connect. I've filed a ticket in our ticketing system and the connection specialist is currently looking into it.

    If you have any useful contact information for Navy Federal Credit Union, please let us know as this might help speeding the process up .

    Thank you

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  5. 5 Posted by Kelly Scott on 05 Feb, 2021 10:35 AM

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    Thanks Mandy. I also hope IK is able to add NFCU to Moneydance. Lots of us are looking to leave USAA if you can’t fix your direct connection with them.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Maddy on 05 Feb, 2021 10:57 AM

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    @Kelly Our ultimate goal is to achieve both, adding the connect to Navy Federal Credit Union and hopefully find a solution for re-establishing a connection with USAA. However, we would really appreciate if these two topics could be kept separate, as this particular thread is dedicated to Navy Federal Credit Union .

    Thank you for you co-operation

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  7. 7 Posted by ken.brooker62 on 05 Feb, 2021 07:02 PM

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    Thanks Maddy!!

  8. 8 Posted by MikeB on 06 Feb, 2021 01:34 PM

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    Add my vote to Yes! for NFCU connectivity :)

  9. 9 Posted by fquist on 09 Feb, 2021 04:49 AM

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    Add my vote for NFCU connectivity.

  10. 10 Posted by okichatan on 09 Feb, 2021 06:42 AM

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    "Yes! for NFCU connectivity"
     "Lots of us are looking to leave USAA if you can’t fix your direct connection with them."

  11. 11 Posted by Paul on 11 Feb, 2021 10:02 PM

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    Yes, would appreciate the options to download transactions from NFCU.

  12. 12 Posted by john.motley on 15 Feb, 2021 11:54 PM

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    OFX connections are the biggest reason people tell me they don't want to use MoneyDance. More specifically, "I don't want to have to download and import"

    If you can bring navy federal CU I would be ecstatic...

  13. 13 Posted by Kevin Egelston on 28 Feb, 2021 02:41 AM

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    I would love to use the online banking function with my Navy Federal account too.

  14. 14 Posted by monty on 28 Feb, 2021 06:52 PM

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    I too would love automatic downloads via Direct Connect for NFCU.

  15. 15 Posted by Dorothy Kelly on 04 Mar, 2021 02:20 PM

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    Is there any update on the status of this? When this connection might be working?

  16. 16 Posted by Smitter Gmail on 04 Mar, 2021 03:02 PM

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    Shawn: Sent from a galaxy far far away.

  17. 17 Posted by KathyB on 08 Mar, 2021 07:30 PM

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    Looking to open a Navy Federal account but want the ability to download. Please make this happen soon!

  18. 18 Posted by Kevin Egelston on 08 Mar, 2021 07:45 PM

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    Came back to check on status. Are there any updates? Do we all need to contact Navy Federal personally and beg or something? Whose butt do i need kiss for this to happen?

  19. 19 Posted by dtd on 14 Mar, 2021 12:38 AM

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    Suggestion - tell NFCU that you have quicken and want to direct connect? You might get pertinent info on how to do so, and then MD or others might be able to use that information to do the same.

  20. 20 Posted by Sean on 21 Mar, 2021 01:33 PM

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    any updates? I have an FFCU account and would love to start using moneydance but am hesitant with no OFX cacability

  21. 21 Posted by dtd on 23 Mar, 2021 09:12 PM

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    just a user
    As Stuart and I have fixed/documented the USAA profile and the NCSECU profile, we looked at NFCU yesterday.

    Appears that Quicken isn't working with NFCU (as of Deember 2020) and the 2FA issue is stopping Quicken from working with them.

    Given Quicken isn't even working with NFCU (as of Dec 2020), we decided to not pursue the issue. Don't know what IK is doing....

  22. 22 Posted by Kevin Egelston on 24 Mar, 2021 09:35 AM

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    My Fidelity account utilizes MFA but doesn't have a problem whem i'm downloading from them. I don't see how MFA would be a sticking point for anyone in this year of 2021.

  23. 23 Posted by Kathy Brundage on 24 Mar, 2021 10:10 AM

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  24. 24 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 25 Mar, 2021 03:39 PM

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    I think NFCU has a FI ID of 14545. I think it might be WEB-CONNECT. But I have Eno other details. does anyone have any settings we can play with (perhaps from Quicken)? I also think it's 2FA? Are there 'Quicken' authentication screen(s) when you log into the bank?

    (not support, just a fellow user)

  25. 25 Posted by Glenn on 30 Mar, 2021 03:55 PM

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    I'd like to see MoneyDance connect to NFCU as well. I left USAA Banking a couple years ago--but it seems USAA has decided to only support Quicken. I just moved all my records from Quicken to MoneyDance and have to say that I like it. Works very well with my mutual funds.

  26. Support Staff 26 Posted by Maddy on 30 Mar, 2021 04:15 PM

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    As you might be aware Moneydance only supports automatic downloads using Direct Connect, and unfortunately Navy Federal Credit Union do not support this connection method.
    After several attempts on our end, we regret to confirm that they use other connection methods that Moneydance does not support, called Web Connect and Express Web Connect.
    If they begin to support Direct Connect at any point, we'd be happy to establish a connection with them.

    By only using Direct Connect, we can guarantee that your username, password and financial data only ever exists with your bank or on your own personal computer, and at no point are your details stored on another server.
    You can read more about why we only support this connection type in our blog and also in this article.

    Without Direct Connect, you are still able to easily import your data into the program. The best way to get your transactions into Moneydance is to use a web browser to download files from your bank's web site.

    We'd recommend you download using the OFX or QFX file format if available. If not, use the QIF file format. (These files are sometimes referred to as Quicken or MS Money files). You can import the files to Moneydance using File --> Import.
    The steps for manually importing your data are outlined in this article from the Knowledge Base.

    I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions or need more assistance.

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  27. 27 Posted by Sean on 31 Mar, 2021 02:22 PM

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    supper helpful, Maddy, thank you for the clear explanation.

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