Banks dropping support for qif downloads

James A. Treacy
Thu, 7 Feb 2002 17:14:44 -0500

I just got the following drivel as part of a reply to my asking why TD
Bank in Canada was dropping support for download of qif files:

> Quicken 98 uses the 'QIF' file format. EasyWeb no longer supports
> this file format because its branding profile cannot be retrieved
> from Intuit (the manufacturer of Quicken). Intuit had decided
> to 'grandfather' Quicken 98 without providing the new branding
> profile, and they did not renew the certificate for their site. For
> further options, therefore, I would encourage you to contact Quicken
> technical assistance at:

I never mentioned quicken 98.
They need a 'branding profile' to create qif files?
They want me to contact a company I don't do business with for assistance?

It would be soooo easy for them to continue to generate qif files.
Sometimes I wonder how businesses manage to stay in business. Oh, they
are a bank. They can do what they want.

Anyway, this is an omen of things to come. If Intuit has anything to do
with it, support for qif files will disappear over the next year.
Has any work been done on support for other formats?

James (Jay) Treacy