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How to enable Guess

This article explains what Guess is, and how to turn it on for your bank accounts.

Guess is a FreeAgent feature that attempts to automatically explain your transactions, based on existing information in your FreeAgent account.

Guess is designed to save you time manually explaining all of your bank transactions, by suggesting relevant explanations for you to approve. Find out how Guess explains your transactions here.

Why should I turn on Guess?

If you’ve got a large number of bank transactions coming through, either from your bank feed or a statement upload, explaining them all individually can be a bit time-consuming.

Guess uses its knowledge of your banking history to suggest these explanations for you, so all that's left for you to do, is approve those explanations. This is easy to do and we recommend approving your transactions on a regular basis. Find out more about this here.


How to turn on Guess

Setting up a new bank account

When you’re setting up a new bank account, you’ll see the checkbox (shown below), which will allow you to enable Guess.

Edit an existing account

Navigate to the 'Banking' tab at the top of the screen and select 'Bank Accounts' from the drop down menu.


Select the relevant bank account from the list of accounts.


From the bank account page, select 'Edit Details'.


Check the box (shown below) to enable Guess and save your changes.


Upload a bank statement

You can also use Guess when you upload a bank statement. Every time you upload a statement, you’ll see a prompt to enable Guess. Simply check the box, and FreeAgent will guess the explanations of those uploaded transactions.


If you enable Guess, FreeAgent will continue to guess explanations for your bank statement uploads, until you uncheck this box.

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