Export a batch payment file to import into a bank account

After you've created a batch payment, export the payment file and upload it to your bank to pay the bills in the batch.

Before you start

If you're uploading the file to your bank, Xero creates an export file using a generic file format. You'll need to check that your bank and account (typically a business account) can make direct credit payments this way.

Export your batch file

  1. In the Accounts menu, select Bank Accounts.
  2. Click the name of the bank account you made the batch payment from.
  3. Open the batch payment. It's called either Payment: multiple items or Payment: Name of customer (for a single payment).
  4. Click Export Batch File to download the file.

    Export batch file

If there's a bill in your batch with incomplete information, you'll get a message showing the payment line errors when you try to export the file. You'll need to edit your batch before exporting the file.

If you haven't uploaded files into your bank account for these types of payments before, contact your bank to find out how to do this.

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