About OFX Blog

On the OFX Guy blog, I will offer as much valuable information about OFX as possible.

The first plan of action is to populate the blog with the financial institution (FI) details for as many banks as I can find the data for.  This means OFX URL, OFX FI Id, OFX FI Organization name, etc.  To search for your bank, type a search term in the “Search this site” box on the top right of this blog and type Enter.

If there is a financial institution that you cannot find data for by searching this blog, please feel free to leave me a comment below and I’ll see what I can find. 

Next on the agenda: I want to build a list of software and tools that can be used to communicate with these banks. If you have something for me to add to the list please leave me a comment.

About the data

The OFXBlog is just pretty wrapping paper around data that is available on the Internet from Microsoft.  The current data comes from files made available by Jeremy Jongsma.  My hope is that making this data more nicely presented and easily searchable will be valuable to the community at large.

About OFX

OFX, or Open Financial Exchange, is a protocol for financial institutions (banks, credit card companies, brokerage houses, payroll companies, etc.) to exchange financial data securely over the Internet.  This is what applications like Microsoft Money and Intuit Quicken use to communicate with, but OFX is an open protocol so anyone can use it to communicate with their bank.

 – OFXGuy

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13 Responses to About OFX Blog

  1. Joe says:

    I’ve recently attempted to find a list of UK-based institutions that offer OFX downloads. Much to my dismay, I cannot find a single company offering this capability. Even AMEX, whom offers OFX for their US-based accounts does not office the service in the UK.

    Is OFX a US-only system? Is there a European equivalent? Any info on this topic would be very helpful.

  2. ofxuy says:

    Unfortunately I don’t have any information on UK banks that offer OFX services. I did a few Google searches that turned up empty too. If someone reading this has any info, please share.

    What I can tell you is that the OFX spec itself does contain international support including XML language encoding and currency identifier tags.

  3. Scott says:

    Hi,

    I’m trying to find the OFX server to PNC bank in Philadelphia, PA and I’m having a hard time. I tried searching on this website and it’s not available either. Please let me know if you can find this information. You help is much appreciated. Thanks

    Scott

  4. Brandon says:

    Hey,

    Here are a couple of links I got from the getfidata.sh
    http://moneycentral.msn.com/money/2007/mnynet/service/ols/filist.aspx?SKU=3&VER=6&T=1&S=*&R=1&O=0&TEST=0

    will give you a list of all the banks and their GUID which you can use with

    http://moneycentral.msn.com/money/2007/mnynet/service/olsvcupd/OnlSvcBrandInfo.aspx?MSNGUID=&GUID=%5Bguid goes here]&SKU=3&VER=6

    to get the information for your bank

    Hope this helps

  5. Peter says:

    Looking for:
    Ocean
    https://www.eocean.com/

    Service Credit Union
    http://www.servicecu.org/index.aspx

    and
    Fed Student Loans
    https://www.dl.ed.gov/borrower/BorrowerWelcomePage.jsp

    Thanks for the great service.

  6. Thank you so much for maintaining and publishing this list.

    I want to know how the FIData search works. For example I am searching for “Riverside NB” a Bank in Flordia US. Riverside only returns one entry.

    OK I’ll but that.

    You however, know if there is more than one entry. I would like to know more about what I have to put in the search box to acuratly find entries in the FIData list.

  7. Eli Hughes says:

    looking for connection settings for M&T bank (mandtbank.com)

  8. kaszeta says:

    Looking for OFX data for Lake Sunapee Bank, Newport, NH

    http://www.lakesunbank.com

    They use netteller for online banking,

    https://www.netteller.com/lakesunbank/login.cfm

  9. Steve Branch says:

    OFXGuy,

    Hoping you can point me in the right direction. I’m working with an open source ERP software solution with a full accounting module, and we’d like to develop integration with US banks. We’d like to start with simple functionality (e.g., statement downloads to facilitate reconciliation). Then eventually get to sending payments, and maybe eventually some e-billing, etc. Is OFX the way to go? Is it the most current and widely-accepted format with US banks? Any advice is appreciated! Thanks.

  10. owner says:

    Yes, OFX is the way to go. Yes, it is the most current and widely accepted format. That said – it is no small job to get the correct connection details (some of which can be found on this site) for each bank.

  11. Brian says:

    Do you offer a data file of the banks that you have accumulated so far?

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