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Robert Alexander

08 Sep, 2019 01:15 PM


I am still getting a 2000 error message when trying to set up online banking for Citi Cards.

Any ideas or new resolutions?

Bob Alexander

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  1. 31 Posted by schveiguy on 27 Sep, 2019 07:05 PM

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    Same issue for me. I called Citi Cards, and they tried to manually trigger the reconnect. I deleted the connection in Moneydance and reconnected, but still same error 2000. Will try again tomorrow (maybe it takes a day?)

    In any case, I'm still on 2017 version of moneydance, is that still supported for this, or do I need to upgrade?

  2. 32 Posted by Jeffrey Roy on 29 Sep, 2019 09:58 PM

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    I encountered this too, today. I appreciate the efforts you two have gone through. I won't repeat them (I followed the instructions a couple of times during the same 10 minute access period on Citi's site.)

    I look forward to hearing if this is resolved. Guess it's QFX for a while...

  3. 33 Posted by Jean Smith on 29 Sep, 2019 11:38 PM

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    For what it's worth, I have Moneydance 2017.6 (1656) and it works for me.
    I presume you did disable the account in moneydance, then re-establish it
    before going to Citi's 10 minute rigamarole. That did work for me, and I"m
    downloading transactions. JS

  4. 34 Posted by Monty Wiseman on 30 Sep, 2019 09:07 AM

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    I have MD 2019.3 (1881). I disabled the online account then attempted to
    reestablish it per the instructions below but keep getting the same
    error when enabling online banking.

    Error: We've recently updated our online banking experience. To continue
    using this app, you'll need to relink the app to your Citi account. You
    can complete this at As a reminder,
    only credit card accounts can be linked.


  5. 35 Posted by Joe on 30 Sep, 2019 07:49 PM

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    Called citibank today. After being passed through 4 levels of tech support, I was told there's nothing more they can do and it's up to the financial software company to fix it. (Upon which I told them I'd just switch my card to a bank with more capable access ...) Anyway, they couldn't pass it any higher and said they'd inform their team. I'll see if it magically works late in the week.

    Hey Moneydance - want to start a list of Citi customers who have or are going to leave Citi because of this??

  6. 36 Posted by jason on 30 Sep, 2019 08:21 PM

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    Seems like Moneydance needs to talk to

  7. 37 Posted by schveiguy on 01 Oct, 2019 03:21 PM

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    Update: Tried again today, still not working. I cannot get this to work no matter how many times I have to try and reconnect.

  8. 38 Posted by davet65 on 02 Oct, 2019 05:28 PM

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    I agree with Jason, not Joe. We don't need to boycott Citi because they upgraded their security; MD needs to talk to them and find out why MD doesn't work any longer.

    A while back, Jenny from IK support said that she made a change and the reset process she described should work. It doesn't. I also recall Sean [Developer] comment about giving more emphasis to a different download method - was it automated QFX? I'm not sure. In any case, it is troublesome that [apparently] Quicken has adapted to CitiCards new process. Why can't MD? We really need a status update from Support.

  9. 39 Posted by Cliff Lewis on 02 Oct, 2019 10:09 PM

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    davet65, I agree.

    Can MD support please provide some help on this?

  10. 40 Posted by jmanrunner on 07 Oct, 2019 01:40 PM

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    macOS 10.14.6
    Moneydance 2019.4 (1887)

    I have been getting the same problem, error 2000. After a dozen of attempts over several weeks and doing the 10 minute security window setup thing through the Cici datamanagement link I am still unable to build a connection to Citi Cards for my Costco credit card.

  11. 41 Posted by schveiguy on 07 Oct, 2019 01:47 PM

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    I tried again today. Still not working. I'm not going to boycott Citi or Costco for this, I don't like that they provide ineffective support to me (I filled out a survey from my call saying as much), but I don't think it's something any of us can fix. We need IK to work this problem out with them.

  12. 42 Posted by davet65 on 08 Oct, 2019 01:40 AM

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    It would be interesting to know if all of the personal finance programs are having the same problem as MD. Apparently Q is not. And I don't have personal experience, but Banktivity has a post on their support page describing a similar [but not identical] fix process to that described here with no follow-up posts saying it doesn't work!?
    PS: I tried the Banktivity process and it doesn't work for MD.

  13. Support Staff 43 Posted by Jenny on 08 Oct, 2019 07:45 AM

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    Hi all,

    Sorry to hear the problems persist.

    The majority of Citi Card customers are able to connect again after visiting the banks website to authorise the connection. Unfortunately some customers are still seeing the same error within Moneydance once third party access has been granted.

    This issue has been raised with our lead developer, and we're working to get this resolved. I'll update you as soon as we have more information.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    If you need to update your Citi accounts in the meantime, you can use a web browser to download files from your bank's web site. We'd recommend you download using the OFX or the QFX file format if available (these files are sometimes referred to as Quicken files). You can import the files to Moneydance using File --> Import.

    For anyone trying to connect with a Citi Costco card - It's possible that since the recent update, Citi have removed their Direct Connect services for Costco Visa cards. We're in talks with a Citi rep to establish if this is the case, and I'll let you know when we hear back.

    Jenny, Infinite Kind Support

  14. 44 Posted by Jean Smith on 08 Oct, 2019 07:41 PM

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    I have a Citi Costco card and the download works for me. On the Citi site
    under the data management part, it indicates I download for Quicken2018,
    but it is Moneydance that I use. It's worked for a couple weeks now,
    though I did have to re-establish it a couple of times. I think one of the
    important things is to disable the download in Moneydance before trying to
    re-establish it.

  15. 45 Posted by jmanrunner on 10 Oct, 2019 12:06 PM

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    I have downloads in Moneydance disabled for the Citi Costco card. The choice to select which version or any type of data management is singular in my Citi Costco account. There is only one option. I select Profile -> More Settings -> Manage Desktop Apps. Next is some text and one button "Add Access" which starts the count down timer.

    "Manage Access
    Apps and websites with access to your Citi account information

    You can permit third-party software applications, like Quicken® or Quickbooks®, to directly access Citi account information while you use the software. Only the most recent and immediately prior versions of the software will be able to directly access your information. If you give your Citi user name and password to these applications, you could be responsible for financial loss, misuse of your information, or any other unauthorized activity affecting your account(s).

    You should review this list regularly so that you can manage access for websites or applications that you no longer use.

    You can connect one third-party software application at a time. In order to connect to multiple applications, you must Add Access for each individual application.

    Quicken® and Quickbooks® are registered trademarks of Intuit, Inc."

    "Allow Access?
    After agreeing to set up your connection, you will have ten minutes to complete the process by signing on to your financial management third-party software application and viewing your Citi account information."

    "Activate Your Financial Management Software
    Time remaining: 09:48
    You have authorized Citi to make your Citi account information available on third-party software application(s) while you use it. You now have ten minutes to login to your third-party software application to complete the connection.

    As a reminder, if you give your Citi user name and password to third-party software applications, you could be responsible for financial loss, misuse of your information, or any other unauthorized activity affecting your account(s)."

  16. 46 Posted by schveiguy on 10 Oct, 2019 12:46 PM

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    Just to clarify, I have disabled Moneydance downloading for my Costco Citi card before attempting to reestablish access and it does not work. I go through the same method that jmanrunner outlined. Interestingly, I now have a "permanent" connection to CitiCard in my dropdown because I can never reestablish a full connection. I do always try to add a new connection though. Could it be that it ignores adding the connection and refuses to download the new protocol requirements? Is there a way to manually remove CitiCards from the dropdown?

  17. 47 Posted by Cliff Lewis on 10 Oct, 2019 01:21 PM

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    HI schveiguy,

    I agree with your thinking. I thought the same thing and I could not find
    where to delete CitiCard from the list.

    Cliff Lewis

  18. 48 Posted by Jean Smith on 10 Oct, 2019 02:56 PM

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    Not that this will help you, but I didn't have to remove Citi from the
    dropdown. It is a mystery why I got it to work and you can't. Could it be
    MD version? I've got 2017.6 (1656) I didn't do anything more than what
    you are doing.

  19. 49 Posted by EdfromHuntsvill... on 10 Oct, 2019 05:01 PM

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    I installed MD2017 to test my Costco Citicard and it did not make any difference. Same error as MD2019.

  20. 50 Posted by on 26 Oct, 2019 04:05 PM's Avatar

    Tried again one month later and no luck. MacOSx 10.13.6 and MoneyDance 2019.3 (1880) but no luck. Error from Citi is "The error code reported by the server was: 2000".

    Hoping to hear from Jenny from MoneyDance Oct 10 post, as that was last indication of work between MoneyDance and Citi to find root cause.

  21. 51 Posted by Brian Hawthorne on 06 Nov, 2019 05:11 PM

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    I too am having this problem. Running MD 2019.1 (1855), when I try to download transactions from my Citi credit card, I now get an error.

    NOTE THAT THE ERROR NOW INCLUDES AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR DEVELOPERS TO CONTACT! Can someone from Moneydance please contact them and resolve this issue?

    There was an error communicating with your financial institution. The details of this error are below.

    Bank Name: Citi Cards

    The error code reported by the server was: 2000

    Due to security improvements, connection to this financial software will be shut down on 09/07/2019. Please request your financial management software contact Citi at [email blocked].

  22. 52 Posted by Cliff Lewis on 06 Nov, 2019 05:59 PM

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    Well that is very promising.
    MD can you look into this. Sounds like it is all on MD now.

  23. 53 Posted by davet65 on 06 Nov, 2019 06:12 PM

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    Don't hold your breath :-( .

  24. 54 Posted by Brian Hawthorne on 06 Nov, 2019 07:38 PM

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    Since the email was blocked, here it is in two pieces

    citiOFXmigration at

    Can someone from Moneydance please contact Citi and get this fixed?

  25. 55 Posted by davet65 on 06 Nov, 2019 08:20 PM

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    I just updated to 1892 to [possibly] address other issues. I tried connecting to CitiCards and got the same error message. Went through the Citi authorization process with the same result - no success. And this time, the Citi countdown timer showed aN:aN instead of the time!! My CitiCards account in MD reverted to the Setup Online mode; it appears it never linked successfully.

  26. 56 Posted by Mike on 08 Nov, 2019 09:50 AM

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    Please, give us some status. I've been unable to download transactions via MD for over two months.

    And unfortunately, downloading from the web is a very poor--to almost unworkable--solution because the same transaction will have a different FITID value if the OFX file is downloaded from the web (vs via MD) and I don't want to remove 2 to however many months of duplicate transactions.

  27. 57 Posted by doug on 09 Nov, 2019 07:02 AM

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    Exact same problems here, too. Have been having this problem since at least mid-October.

    Error Code 2000 from server. Go to and through that process, then try to get MD to work during the 10-minute window. No joy. Have repeatedly deleted & recreated the MD connection. Still no joy.

    Like davet65, I'm now also seeing the Citi countdown timer as aN:aN instead of the real time remaining.

    I'm running Moneydance v2017.8 (1691) on macOS v10.12.6.

    Disappointing to see no further update from IK since Jenny's post fully a month ago now. This really needs to get fixed!

  28. 58 Posted by Mike on 09 Nov, 2019 09:15 AM

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    Ok. Some good-ish news. I was playing around on the OFX web site and with gnucash/aqBanking (aqB) and I was able to download transactions. I expect this info to be more useful to MD devs:

    This message on the OFX form helped--greg117 determined that Citi wants a CLIENTUID value sent. In addition, I played with some some settings in the aqB wizard. After setting the following, it worked:
    1. The server URL I used is (not
    2. I told aqB to emulate Quicken--but I think that was just so something was sent in the APPID and APPVER tags
    3. Force HTTP 1.0 (via Special Settings)

    With 1 & 3 the "Retrieve Account List" works and ""Quicken"" shows up in my Desktop App on the Citi web site.
    If I fiddle with either the URL or HTTP version, I seem to get the 2000 error until both match #1 & #3.

    For fellow users: If you don't want to wait and can run gnuCash; set it up to log OFX, get transactions, and edit the log to remove the lines down to the second long dashed line.

    Edit to Add: Thanks MD folks! As of Tuesday, I am able to download.

  29. 59 Posted by mbrown305 on 09 Nov, 2019 03:56 PM

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    Okay, now on top of my Citi card no longer downloading a different account (credit union) today won't download any more. It's worked fine for years and now I'm getting a message that says I'm not authorized to download .OFX files. When I check the credit union I am still authorized. Something is going on and it needs to be fixed by MD support. I've been support MD since they started and this is the last time I'll pay for anything from them if they keep ignoring all the issues here.

  30. 60 Posted by TonyRI on 09 Nov, 2019 04:10 PM

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    I would double-check with your credit union. I had received a "not authorized" message and when I called the CU, the first person told me that I wasn't locked out of my account (she was referring to the website). When I called back and spoke to a more knowledgeable CSR, she noted that I was locked out of Direct Connect with their OFX server. She reset the connection and everything was fine afterwards.

    Sometimes there is, unintentional, misinformation provided as not all reps understand what is really being questioned.

    Just a thought,

    Tony (NOT from MD Support)

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