Why are some dates on my bank feed different to my bank statement?
The dates on bank feeds can vary to the dates on your bank statement due to the difference between the transaction date and the date the transaction was processed by your bank. This usually occurs due to weekends and public holidays which delay the bank processing.
This means a transaction made on a Saturday may not be processed until a Tuesday. The transaction will then come through on Wednesday’s bank feed with Tuesday’s date. The bank will subsequently adjust the date to show on your statement as the actual transaction date.
This leaves your bank feed transaction dated for Tuesday, but on your bank statement it shows with Saturday’s date. Although transactions are still able to be allocated and matched normally, this date discrepancy could pose some reconciliation challenges when they occur on either side of a month, quarter or a financial year.
If you need help working out the best way to handle these discrepancies, check with your accounting advisor or contact our Tech Support Team (Australia: 1300 555 123 or New Zealand: 0508 328 283).