How do I activate St.Galler Kantonalbank as my bank?



Quick info

This article will show you how easy it is to synchronise your St.Galler Kantonalbank account with bexio, and how to reconcile transactions and transfer payments.


Set up data transfer: You can only link 1 contract to one bexio account at a time. You do not need to set up anything else in your e-banking.
Supported login methods: M-TAN
File format for payments: pain.001 (ISO ready)
File format for bank statement: camt.053 (ISO ready)
File format for QR inpayment slips: camt.054 (ISO ready)


Supported login methods

bexio supports the M-TAN login method for St.Galler Kantonalbank online banking. For more information about the different login methods, please refer to this article: Supported login methods


Connect to online banking

First, you need to create your St.Galler Kantonalbank account in bexio. You can then link the bexio bank account with your online bank account as follows:



  1. Go to the bexio Banking section and scroll down to your St.Galler Kantonalbank account
  2. Click on »Connect banking«.
  3. A dialogue box will appear, informing you that you are being forwarded to the St.Galler Kantonalbank online banking service. To continue, click on "Connect to St.Galler Kantonalbank".
  4. Log in with your online banking credentials and verification method (e.g. M-TAN).
  5. Allow bexio access to your banking data by clicking on "Confirm".
  6. Link the bank account to the existing bexio bank account or to a new bexio bank account. Bank accounts that you do not want to use with bexio can be ignored by selecting the option "Ignore this bank account in bexio". It is important that all your accounts are either linked to a bexio bank account or explicitly ignored.

All available online banking transactions will then be imported into bexio. A dialogue box will inform you how many transactions have been retrieved.

After bexio has been successfully linked to at least one online bank account, the "Connect to online banking" will disappear and be replaced by the "Retrieve transactions" button.

Important note

Please make sure that you have at least one bank transaction available from the last 48 hours otherwise the link will not work!


Under certain circumstances, no transactions may appear, despite the fact that you have logged in successfully. Please refer to the following article for more information on why this may occur: No transactions retrieved.



Importing transactions retrospectively with the date range

Transactions can be imported retrospectively into bexio. To do this, click on Banking in the menu at the top of bexio and then click on the small arrow next to "Import transactions." You can then set a "Date range." Thus, account statements that have already been marked as "imported or read" in your e-banking are also checked again and imported.






The interface features a duplicate filter to prevent importing a transaction twice. This means that you cannot have duplicates and that you can ensure that all transactions have been imported. I would generally recommend that you import transactions retrospectively once a week or once a month. With this function, you can make sure that all transactions have been imported and nothing has been forgotten. If you want to import the transactions over a longer period of time, you must do this manually. 



Recording and approving outgoing payments


Record outgoing payments

Outgoing payments are recorded in the optimal manner via the supplier invoice, or alternatively directly under "Banking" → "New outgoing payments". Instructions containing more detailed information can be found here »




Send outgoing payments to e-banking

As soon as the payment has been recorded, it will appear in the bexio banking area under “Show outgoing payments”. To send the payments to your e-banking for execution, select the pending payments in question and then click on "Transfer payments". For this function to be activated, you must have created a link to your e-banking »





After the transmission, you still have to release (validate) the payments in your e-banking at SGKB.


Please note that you can only transmit payment orders after you have successfully connected your banking with SGKB. Otherwise the button "Transmit payments" is not available and you can only download a file (pain.001).


How do I disconnect my St.Galler Kantonalbank account from bexio?

You can disconnect manually from online banking by clicking on the three dots next to the blue "Retrieve transactions" button.

A dialogue box will appear, asking you to confirm that you would like to disconnect bexio from online banking.

Transactions that have already been imported will still be visible in bexio. The connection can also be re-established at any time. This is explained in the section Connecting to online banking.

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