What types of bank accounts can I connect?

Read on to learn more about the account types you can connect to Wave using Plaid.

Wave works with Plaid to support connections to more than 15,000 banks and financial institutions in the US and Canada.

Your bank or financial account must be a supported account type to connect to Wave and be eligible for automatic transaction import:

Deposit accounts

  • Checking
  • Savings
  • Certificate of Deposit
  • Prepaid
  • Money Market

Wave Money accounts cannot be accessed using Plaid. Your Wave Money transactions are automatically imported into your Wave accounting. Learn more in Automated Wave Money bookkeeping.


  • Credit cards

What if my bank still won't connect?

If your account is one of these supported types, but you’re having trouble connecting, Plaid may not connect to that specific bank or financial institution, or the connection may be experiencing issues. Learn more about uploading transactions instead.

Learn more about Plaid and how your bank connection works here: Understanding bank connections.

Bank connections are available to businesses in the US and Canada. If you are located outside of North America, learn how to upload bank or credit card statements, or use our Google Sheets integration, Wave Connect.