Banking > Electronic payments
You can make electronic payments by preparing an electronic payment file (ABA file) for your bank to process. Electronic payment files contain the payment information for your bank to process, including your bank details, your payees’ bank details and the amounts you want to pay. Electronic payment files are prepared using the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) file format.
When you record a supplier payment in the Spend Money window, select the Group with Electronic Payments option to indicate that you want to pay the supplier electronically.
To prepare an electronic payment
Go to the Banking command centre and click Prepare Electronic Payments. The Prepare Electronic Payments window appears.
In the Pay From Account field, select the bank account from which you are paying. The banking details of the account you select are included in the file that you send to the bank for processing.
In the Your Bank Statement Text field, type the text you want to appear on your bank statement.
In the Bank Processing Date field, type the date you want the payment to be processed.
Click in the select column () next to those payments you want to process.
Click Process. A window appears, informing you that the payment will be recorded before the bank file is created.
Click OK. The Save window appears.
Select the destination folder and name for the electronic payment file (the file extension must be ABA) and click Save. The payment information is saved as an ABA file which you can send to your bank for processing.
Click Cancel to exit the Prepare Electronic Payments window.
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