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Connecting Your Credit Cards
Connecting Your Credit Cards

Connecting your cards saves you time by allowing Adaptive to match your receipts to your transactions.

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Written by Sean Starks
Updated over a week ago

The Linked Cards page allows you to link your credit cards and track your purchases within Adaptive.

Two options for connecting cards:

  1. American Express & Mastercard:

    • At the top of the page, click on Connect and enter your AmEx or Mastercard details.

    • Once the account is connected, it'll take a few minutes to pull in all the cards associated with that account..

    • New transactions may take 2 or 3 days before they show up in Adaptive.

    • Although, Plaid can also accept Visa cards as well, for best results we recommend linking Visa cards with our dedicated Visa option below.

    • Use the Connect button to add a new credit card bank acct to this list.

    • And use the Manage Linked Accounts button to Add or Remove a credit card from an account that is already listed here.

    • As a security measure, every 6 months you'll get a notification to Re-Authenticate these cards. Just press the Re-Authenticate button when it appears.


  2. VISA:

    • At the bottom of the page, in the VISA section, click Connect to enter your card details.

    • You'll be prompted to perform a quick micro-deposit verification where you'll simply confirm how many cents were deposited into your account. (The micro deposit should appear in your acct within a minute)

    • Once your credit card is connected, you'll see new transactions instantly in real-time.

    • At first, you'll see transactions as pending, and then they'll post in 2-3 days.

    • After purchases, employees will instantly receive SMS phone notifications to upload their Receipts.

    • So, it's recommended that all of your employees download our Adaptive app to upload & code your receipts.


Connecting your Credit Cards:

  1. Go to the Linked Cards page.

    • (Settings > Cards)

  2. Since this page is separated into 2 distinct sections, first determine if you are connecting a Mastercard, American Express or VISA.

  3. Then, connect your cards by clicking Connect in the appropriate section.

    • Once the account is connected, it'll take a few minutes to pull in all the cards associated with that bank account.

  4. Assign Cards to Users in the User dropdown.

    • The user dropdown contains the names of users (employees) that have already been added in Settings > People.​

  5. Choose a Payment Account in QuickBooks to map each card to.

Once your cards are connected in Adaptive, you'll be able to pull these cards into Receipts:

  • Submitted Receipts will automatically be linked to the appropriate card and user.

    • Note: This is great for reconciling against your credit card statement!



If you have any questions or want to share feedback, feel free to reach out at [email protected].

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