Will YNAB support Apple Card?

 With the new Apple Card coming out this summer, I'm wondering if YNAB will support it? It seems like there won't be an easy way to log in and authenticate an Apple Card for third party services like YNAB. 

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  • Fell for the hype? That was quick.

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  • At this time,  we aren't sure if  Direct Import partner will be able to support it, but it likely won't be right away and will get added based on the demand. The card will be issued (from what we've read and know) by Goldman Sachs, and we do support a few of the GS platforms. In order for our Direct Import partner to support it, however, the card issuer will have to have the platform set out so our Direct Import partner can know what data is located where and build out the system to call for the correct data and interpret the data.

    The best thing to do is always take a moment to suggest it in the app, if you haven’t already!

     

    When we’re ready to start exploring support for new financial institutions, we'll share this information with our Direct Import partner—we just can't guarantee if/when a bank might be added. 


    I'll keep you posted if we hear anything! 

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      Chrissy I hope it gets added. So far I like the features the Card app, but I do realize that Apple sometimes oversells it products and services, and there’s many things they don’t reveal until the product or service is released. 

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  • Hope they are added as a Direct Import partner. Apple just released the onboarding video for the Apple Card. Will probably come out soon. Hope YNAB has day one support! https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/05/apple-card-onboarding/

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    • Hi Gold Falcon !

      We can't make any promises, but you can suggest the Apple Card for direct import in the app, if you haven’t already! Direct Import may not be available as soon as the card is launched, but you can still manually enter transactions if you decide to use the account. Apple should also make transaction files available so that File-Based Importing is an option. :)

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    • Gold Falcon Would love this! I hope Apple and Goldman Sachs allows for direct import. Until then im manually track purchases and enter them into YNAB.

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    • Tulliandar that’s unfortunate. Looks like I’ll stick to using my Chase Sapphire Reserve. 

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  • I got it today, I'll still use it, it's just a bummer.

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  • I as well applied and got one today, but I will have to follow the link to add to the suggested features. Hopefully there will be a way one day. Until then, I guess I'll just manage as an Unlinked Account.

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  • Hi all,

    It looks like direct import won't be available immediately for the Apple Card. However, there are other options to make entering those transactions a bit easier, such as scheduled transactions for recurring expenses (rent and utility bills) and the mobile app for recording spending on-the-go (gas and groceries).

    We're not sure yet if File-Based Importing will be available (I didn't see CSV exports ruled out in the article), but hopefully it will become available at some point if not initially. :)

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  • Disappointing but not surprising.  Apple loves their walled gardens.  I hope they'll at least realize that not everyone wants to manage their financial data exclusively from a mobile device.

    Got the card and set it as default for Apple Pay for now.  Tracking it as unlinked in YNAB; I'll see how the user experience in iOS is.  Good chance I will end up using it only for the 3% cash back from Apple, and switch back to my 2% PenFed Power Cash for everything else.

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