How to manage Guess

This article shows you how to manage Guess. Guess is a FreeAgent feature that attempts to automatically explain your transactions based on existing information in your account.

Guess works through a set of rules. Transactions that match these rules will be marked 'For Approval' for you to review and approve. 

How to manage your Guess rules

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


Choose the relevant bank account from the list of accounts.


Individual Guess rules can be turned on and off in your FreeAgent account. Start by selecting ‘Guess Rules’ under the ‘More’ drop-down menu in a bank account.


Here, you will see a list of all the Guess rules across all of your bank accounts, as well as the option to turn specific rules on or off. Please note that the 'PayPal fees' and 'PayPal subscription' rules won't be included in an unincorporated landlord account.


How to exclude a transaction term

The same area of your Guess settings allows you to exclude transaction terms, on the 'Excluded Terms' tab. In future imports, transactions that include this term will be ignored by Guess and marked as 'Unexplained', for you to then explain manually.


How to disable Guess

If you don’t want FreeAgent to guess explanations for any of your imported transactions, you can turn off Guess for a specific bank account. Navigate to the 'Banking' tab at the top of the screen and select 'Bank Accounts' from the drop down menu. Choose the relevant bank account and select 'Edit Details'.


Then untick the relevant box to turn Guess on or off. 


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