What if my register shows three separate balance amounts (what's the difference)?

Depending on several factors (such as whether or not you've enabled online account access or use scheduled bills/deposits or postdated checks), your account register can show up to three different balances:

Type What it means
Ending balance The ending balance is the balance of all transactions entered in the account register, including future-dated transactions such as postdated checks and online payments that have been sent but not yet processed.
Current balance The current balance is the balance of all transactions entered as of today.
Online balance The balance of your account according to your financial institution, as of your last online update.


This amount will be different than the Current or Ending balance in Quicken if:

  • You have manually entered transactions in your Quicken register that have not yet been cleared by your financial institution.
  • Your financial institution has pending transactions listed for your account. This is because pending transactions are ignored by Quicken until they are cleared by your financial institution.

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