Online Bill Payment

This feature can be enabled only if your bank supports Direct Connect.

Not all banks that support Direct Connect will also support Bill Pay using this connection method.
You may receive an error message if you attempt to set this up with an institution that doesn't allow it.

  • Please note: Moneydance + does not support this service, at the moment.

Setting up Online Bill Payment uses the same procedure as setting up regular online banking.

Navigate to Online --> Setup Online Bill Payment.
Follow the prompts to select your bank, and enter your login details.


Once you have set up Online Bill Payment, navigate to Online → Online Bill Payment, to begin creating an electronic payment.

First you will need to create a Payee entry for the recipient of your funds.

  • Select the Payee tab to begin. Next, select the Create Payee button.

Enter the desired information for the payee. It's important to use the 2 letter abbreviation in the State field, if the payee is located in the United States.

To create an online bill payment, click the New Payment button. Select the payee you'd like to process a payment to, then select Next.

Fill in the appropriate amount, due date, account number with the payee, Category, and memo field.

Finally, click Finish to send the payment request to your bank's server.

The payment request will be sent to your financial institution, and a corresponding new transaction will be created in the Moneydance account register.

Please note that it may take a number of days for the payment to be processed and sent to the Payee. Some banks require that you set the “Due Date” of your online bill payment request a specific number of days in the future.

You can set your Moneydance Preferences to automatically detect and Observe Online Payment Date Ranges within File --> Preferences.

You can also navigate to the Online Bill Payment interface from a transaction reminder. You can select “Send Online Payment” when confirming a transaction reminder to view the bill payment window. You may wish to refer to the 'Reminders' section.