Understand the batch payment fields
If you're creating or editing a batch payment, here's some guidance on entering information into the batch payment fields. Xero helps by filling in some of the fields for you - though you can change them to suit your organisation.
The date that you want the batch payment to go through.
If you're using payment schedules, it defaults to the planned payment date.
The account to pay the bills from. It must be in your base currency.
The account can be a bank account or an account where you have enabled payments.
The information to appear on your bank statement and the statement line in Xero. For example, if you're paying monthly bills, you could enter 'Bills Apr 16'.
You can also add a narrative (description) that only shows on the statement line in Xero.
|To, Ref, Due Date|
This information comes from each bill.
If you want to change the details, you'll need to edit the bill before creating the batch payment.
|Bank Account and Details|
The information to appear on your supplier's bank account and bank statement:
The amount outstanding for the bill.
The amount you'll pay to the supplier for the bill. You can edit the amount, but you can't enter more than what's due or 0.00.