How to set up a bank feed integration with Monzo
This article explains how to set up a bank feed integration for a Monzo business account.
Please note that we are unable to provide detailed support on third-party bank feed integrations as they are developed and supported outside of FreeAgent.
Before you start
Before setting up a third-party bank feed integration, make sure that you have created a bank account in FreeAgent.
Once you’ve set up your bank account, you can choose to enable Guess, a FreeAgent feature that attempts to explain your transactions automatically, based on existing information in your FreeAgent account.
Setting up the integration
You can integrate FreeAgent with your Monzo Business Account by following these steps:
- Open the Monzo app and select the ‘Home’ tab.
- Select ‘Connect accounting tool’.
- Select FreeAgent from the list of tools.
- Confirm that you'd like to link these accounts. You’ll then be prompted to log in to your FreeAgent account.
- Confirm the integration.
When completing the setup process for the integration, you may be prompted to select a bank account from FreeAgent that the integration will add transactions to. Please ensure you select the bank account you've added to FreeAgent to connect your Monzo account with.
Your Monzo Business Account transactions will begin to synchronise with FreeAgent within 24 hours. Monzo transactions will be imported into FreeAgent once a day.
Please note that when enabling the Monzo bank feed, transactions can be backdated to a maximum of 12 months. However, if you don't do this during the setup process, transactions will only be imported from the date that the integration is activated onwards. If you need to include any historical transactions, you will need to upload these transactions manually.
If you encounter any issues when setting up the integration, please visit Monzo’s website.
After you’ve set up the integration
The ‘Enable bank feed’ button
After you’ve successfully set up a third-party bank feed integration, you may notice that you can still see an ‘Enable bank feed’ button in the ‘Banking’ area of your FreeAgent account. Please note that this refers only to Open Banking bank feeds and will not affect your third-party bank feed integration, so it can be ignored.
Checking that your integration is enabled
You can check that you’ve enabled your integration successfully by navigating to ‘Connections’ in your FreeAgent account and selecting ‘Manage Approved Applications’. Here you’ll see all your approved applications, including any third-party bank feed integrations.