Data Feeds

10.2 Bank Data Feeds: Automated SISS Import Method

The SISS Import Method

On the main Data Feeds menu, click the SDS Data Feeds to access data if you have already subscribed to the service.

Click SUPPORTED BANKS to verify which banks are supported.

Click the MANAGE SUBSCRIPTIONS button to change subscription details.

An information panel below the buttons provides instructions for subscribing to the service. Green check marks indicate steps you have already completed.

SDS Import Method - subscribe to service

The Data Feed Client Details panel displays your Client ID and Name, the date your subscription commenced, the date and time it was last updated, Status of the subscription, and expiry/renewal data.

Below the Client Details panel is a button that enables deactivation of the service. Click this only if you no longer wish to receive data fed from the SISS service.

NOTE:  This button deactivates the service for your entire account. Use the ACTIONS options in the Eligible Accounts list to deactivate the service for only selected bank accounts.

Deactivate data feeds

A list of Accounts eligible for Bank Data Feeds displays, showing account name, bank, BSB and Account Number, and Data Feed Status.

The Actions Field offers a selection drop down to enable updating of your subscription, deactivation of a selected account, or request of a data authority form to add enable data feed for a selected account.

Feed activation options

Note: Deactivation here only deactivates feeds for the selected account. The deactivation button above deactivates the entire service.

For any accounts that are not yet set up, the selection list will provide an option to Add to Feed.

SDS Add to feed option

Selecting an account and clicking the ALLOCATE button enables you to commence processing imported transactions. Mclowd displays detailed information about the account.

SDS Data feeds allocation screen

Scroll down to view the first page of the transaction list.

The transactions list

At the bottom of the transaction list, you can change the number of transactions displayed on a single screen by selecting from the ”Show nn Entries” list at lower left of the screen. Page numbers enable you to move between pages to view the full list of transactions.

Transactions page selector

A selection panel at the top of the Transaction List lets you:

  • select a date range to display,
  • enter search criteria to find a specific transaction,
  • display only transactions of a selected type, or
  • display only Verified or only Unverified transactions.

Bank transactions search panel

Each transaction line shows:

  • a reference number,
  • date of transaction,
  • amount,
  • description (as shown on your bank statement),
  • type
  • Category selection
  • Verified indicator  (this field is blank if transaction is unverified)

Transaction lines

To process a selected transaction, click the Category Selection Drop-down List.

Category Selection list displays, with options grouped under Income, Expense and Other.

Transaction type selection

Scroll the list to access Other options such as Asset Purchase, Bank Transfer, Corporate Action (Return of Capital) and Sale Proceeds.

Select an appropriate Category for this transaction.

Note: Income Items are displayed in the list as positive amounts, in green, while Expense Items are shown as negative amounts and in red.




about the author:

Lorraine Cobcroft

With a background in accounting and financial management, followed by two decades writing software documentation, Lorraine joined the Mclowd team in mid-2016 and is enjoying working with a dynamic team to enhance an innovative product that has the potential to revolutionize the way Australians manage their retirement funding. Lorraine is also an accomplished business writer, ghost-writer, novelist and short-story writer and poet.

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