I can't import my bank data files.
I'm using Reckon Accounts Premier Contractor Edition 2014 offline on a desktop computer. I am trying to save data entry time by importing my data from my bank accounts into Reckon.
I have easy access to all the data files downloaded and available on my desktop in QIF, QBO and CSV formats if required. None of them will work and my research indicates that it is because I haven't entered all my online banking details and given them to Reckon.
This seems a major intrusion and security risk that Reckon seems to be forcing me to provide all my personal banking details in order to simply import data. Having been a victim of cyber and identity fraud in the past I don't want all my actual banking account numbers and details in my Reckon accounting files as I keep it all separate - both for privacy and security reasons.
Do I have to provide all my banking details to Reckon to use the import function with a simple data import?
If so, why?
Or am I misunderstanding how to use what should be a most basic import function?
Thank you for any assistance you can provide to clarify this for me.