Preparing for MECU Quicken migrations

 

Important Dates:

1st Action Date - June 23rd, 2024

  • Please make sure to create a Quicken backup before June 23rd.
  • If you don't take this action, you might lose access to your MECU transaction history with Quicken.

2nd Action Date - On of after July 3rd, 2024

  • Finish the remaining steps in the conversion instructions provided below under 2nds action. This involves deactivating and then reactivating your connection in our upgraded Digital Banking platform to ensure that your current Quicken account(s) are properly set up.

MECU is transitioning to a new Digital Banking experience on June 25th, 2024. This upgrade will require that you make changes in your Quicken application. Your continued use of the integration of Quicken with MECU Digital Banking services is purely optional. If you no longer require the integration with Quicken and MECU Digital Banking, then no further action is required. If you want to maintain the integration, please take action to ensure a smooth transition. Instructions have been provided below by Intuit, and as a courtesy to you, we have made them available below. If you have questions regarding these instructions, please contact Intuit.

Intuit aggregation services may be interrupted for up to 5 business days. Users are encouraged to be patient while Intuit works to get connected. Please note that downloading QFX files manually while the Intuit connection is down could lead to duplicate transaction downloads. Once reconnected, please carefully review your downloaded transactions after completing the migration instructions to ensure no transactions
were duplicated or missed on the register.

If you have any questions, please contact Intuit at (800) 446-8848

IMPORTANT: Express Web Connect will not be available until 5 business days after the Digital Banking go live. Please reference 2nd action date to attempt to reconnect.

If you currently use Direct Connect in Quicken to initiate Bill Payments, please complete the additional tasks at the link below. If you do not use Direct Connect Bill Pay or you only initiate Bill Payments from within your online banking site, these additional tasks are not required.

 

Quicken Windows Direct Connect & Express Web Connect

Quicken Windows Direct Connect & Express Web Connect

Instructions for One-Step Update initiated from within Quicken.

On the 1st Action Date:

  1. Back up your Quicken Windows Data File. Go to File > Backup and Restore > Backup Quicken File.
  2. Download the latest Quicken Update. Go to Help > Check for Updates.
  3. Complete a final transaction download. Accept all new transactions into the appropriate registers.

On the 2nd Action Date:

1. Deactivate online banking connection for MECU accounts:

    1. Choose Tools > Account List.
    2. Click Edit on the account to deactivate.
    3. In Account Details, click Online Services.
    4. Click Deactivate. Follow prompts to confirm deactivation.
    5. Click the General tab.
    6. Delete Financial Institution and Account Number information. Click OK to close window.
    7. Repeat steps for any additional accounts that apply.

2. Reconnect the online banking connection for your MECU accounts:

    1. Choose Tools > Account List.
    2. Click Edit on the account you want to activate.
    3. In Account Details, click Online Services and then choose Set up Now.
    4. Type Michigan Educational Credit Union in the search field and click Next.
    5. Enter your MECU credentials. Express Web Connect uses the same credentials you use for your MECU online banking login. Direct Connect might require credentials that do not match your online banking credentials. Important: If your credentials do not work, contact MECU.
    6. Ensure you associate the accounts to the appropriate accounts already listed in Quicken. Select Link to an existing account and select the matching accounts in the drop-down menu. Important: Do NOT choose “Create a new account” unless you intend to add a new account to Quicken. If you are presented with accounts you do not want to track in this data file, choose Ignore – Don’t Download into Quicken or click Cancel.
    7. After all accounts have been matched, click Next and then Done.

 

Quicken Mac Direct Connect & Quicken Connect

Quicken Mac Direct Connect & Quicken Connect

Instructions for One-Step Update initiated from within Quicken.

On the 1st Action Date:

1. Backup Quicken Mac Data File and Update the application:

    1. Choose File > Save a Backup.
    2. Download the latest Quicken Update. Choose Quicken > Check for Updates:

2. Complete a final transaction download.

    1. Complete last transaction update before the change to get all of your transaction history up to date.
    2. Accept all new transactions into the appropriate registers.

On the 2nd Action Date:

Activate the online banking connection for accounts connected to the financial institution that is requesting this change:

    1. Click your account in the Accounts list on the left side.
    2. Choose Accounts > Settings.
    3. Select Set up transaction download.
    4. Enter Michigan Educational Credit Union in the search field, select the correct option and click Continue.
    5. Enter your MECU credentials. Express Web Connect uses the same credentials you use for your MECU online banking login. Direct Connect might require credentials that do not match your online banking credentials. Important: If your credentials do not work, contact MECU.
    6. In the “Accounts Found” screen, ensure you associate each new account to the appropriate account already listed in Quicken. Under Action, choose Link to pick your existing account. Important: Do NOT select “ADD” in the Action column unless you intend to add a new account to Quicken.
    7. Click Finish.

 

Quicken Windows Web Connect

Quicken Windows Web Connect

On the 1st Action Date:

1. Backup Quicken Windows Data File and Update:

    1. Choose File > Backup and Restore > Backup Quicken File.
    2. Download the latest Quicken Update. Choose Help > Check for Updates.

2. Complete a final transaction download:

    1. Complete last transaction update before the change to get all of your transaction history up to date.
    2. Repeat this step for each account you need to update.
    3. Accept all new transactions into the appropriate registers.

On the 2nd Action Date:

1. Deactivate online banking connection for MECU accounts:

    1. Choose Tools > Account List.
    2. Click Edit on the account to deactivate.
    3. In Account Details, click Online Services.
    4. Click Deactivate. Follow prompts to confirm deactivation.
    5. Click the General tab.
    6. Delete Financial Institution and Account Number information.
    7. Click OK to close window.
    8. Repeat steps for any additional accounts.

2. Reconnect online banking connection for accounts that apply:

    1. Download a Quicken Web Connect file from MECU’s Online Banking.
    2. In Quicken, choose File > File Import > Web Connect (.QFX) File.
    3. Use the import dialog to select the Web Connect file you downloaded. An “Import Downloaded Transactions” window opens.
    4. Choose Link to an existing account. Select the matching account in the drop-down menu. Associate the imported transactions to the correct account listed in Quicken.
    5. Repeat this step for each account you have connected to MECU.

 

 

Quicken Mac Web Connect

Quicken Mac Web Connect

On the 1st Action Date:

1. Backup your Quicken Mac data file and update the application:

    1. Choose File > Save a Backup.
    2. Download the latest Quicken Update. Choose Quicken > Check for Updates

2. Complete a final transaction download:

    1. Complete last transaction update before the change to get all of your transaction history up to date.
    2. Repeat this step for each account you need to update.
    3. Accept all new transactions into the appropriate registers.

On the 2nd Action Date:

Activate online banking connection for MECU accounts:

    1. Select your account under the Accounts list on the left side.
    2. Choose Accounts > Settings.
    3. Select Set up transaction download.
    4. Enter Michigan Educational Credit Union in the search field, select the correct option and click Continue.
    5. Log into MECU’s online banking site and download your transactions to your computer. Important: Take note of the date you last had a successful connection. If you have overlapping dates in the web-connect process, you may end up with duplicate transactions.
    6. Drag and drop the downloaded file into the box titled Drop download file. Choose Web Connect for the “Connection Type” if prompted
    7. In the “Accounts Found” screen, ensure you associate each new account to the appropriate account already listed in Quicken. Under the Action column, click Link to pick your existing account. Important: Do NOT select “ADD” in the Action column unless you intend to add a new account to Quicken.
    8. Click Finish.

 

Quicken Mac Bill Pay Deconversion

Quicken Mac Bill Pay

Only complete these tasks if you currently initiate Bill Payments from within Quicken Mac. Important: These tasks must be completed to avoid possible duplicate payments. If you do not cancel payments scheduled to be paid on or after the 1st Action Date, these payments may still be processed. Moving forward Bill Pay cannot be setup within Quicken. Please use Online Banking and then Digital Banking once live.

On or before the 1st Action Date:

Cancel Existing Bill Payments:

    1. Highlight a Bill Payment transaction on the account register.
    2. While on the account register, choose File > Print to save your list of pending payments. You can use this when you re-create the bill payments and send these payments again.
    3. Click Edit at the bottom of the account register window.
    4. Click Edit Details below the highlighted transaction.
    5. Click the Online Payment tab and choose Cancel Payment.
    6. Repeat these steps for each outstanding Bill Payment you have scheduled with your financial institution.
    7. Create these payments in Online Banking or through Digital Banking after go live. 

 

Quicken Windows Bill Pay Deconversion

Quicken Windows Bill Pay

Only complete these tasks if you currently initiate Bill Payments from within Quicken Windows. Important: These tasks must be completed to avoid possible duplicate payments. If you do not cancel payments scheduled to be paid on or after the 1st Action Date, these payments may still be processed. Moving forward Bill Pay cannot be setup within Quicken. Please use Online Banking and then Digital Banking once live.

On or before the 1st Action Date:

Cancel Existing Bill Payments:

    1. Choose Tools > Online Center.
    2. Choose your institution from the Financial Institution drop-down list.
    3. On the Payments tab, choose an account from which a payment is scheduled in the future.
    4. In the payments status list, you will cancel payments for each payee with a status that is scheduled for delivery on a date after the 1st Action Date. To do this, select the first payee and click Cancel Payment.
    5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 for all payments that are scheduled for delivery after the 1st Action Date.
    6. On the toolbar, click Repeating.
    7. Choose a payment instruction and click Delete. Click Delete again in the confirmation window.
    8. Repeat step 7 for each repeating payment you have with your financial institution.
    9. Create these payments in Online Banking experience or through Digital Banking after go live. 

 

 

 

 

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