More QIF and international improvements, plus PayPal fixes and new OFC import

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We have a quick Wesabe update for people with QIF downloads, non-U.S. currencies, and PayPal accounts, and a new import feature for people with OFC data files.

In general, our QIF importer has been greatly improved. We have very few import failures from QIF files at this point — the only files we know we don’t support are those exported from Quicken. If you see a problem with QIF import, please drop us a line at support@wesabe.com, and we’ll help you out.

Also, for people outside the U.S., if you have to import QIF files, your bank or credit card may not specify the currency format in the QIF file. We’ve added a currency format setting for all accounts, to make sure you can see your accounts in the right format. To change the currency format, go to an account page, hold your mouse over the account name, and click the “Edit” button. You’ll see the currency setting there. We’ll continue to improve the defaults on this — as we get to know the banks better, it will be easier for us to make the defaults right for everyone.

In the past, we had some failures with PayPal QIF files, and we have now resolved all of those issues. If you have a PayPal account, give it a try! We’re psyched about adding PayPal-related features, and want to help people who use PayPal extensively, for eBay purchases or other reasons.

Finally, some banks, particularly outside of the U.S., provide data export in a format called OFC. We’ve added support for OFC imports — you can now upload any OFC file and we’ll import the data without a problem. We’re continuing to work on making any export format work on Wesabe — you upload it, we’ll do everything possible to parse it. Next up is CSV support, which you can expect soon.

You may have noticed a trend with some of these features: we’re all about getting your data into Wesabe in whatever format you have it, and giving it back to you in whatever format you want it. You can expect that to continue. We have every intention of letting you import, store, view, transform, consolidate, export, and remix your financial data however you want. Let us know what you want, and we’ll do it. We completely believe that giving you tools to understand, analyze, and combine your financial data with others’ is the best way to give you control over your money. And that’s what we’re about.


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