Express web connect for Mac 2017 - when?

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I recently converted from the 2014Win version, and discovered that some of my institutions supported Express Web Connect, which are not supported with the Mac version.
Any idea when this feature might be changed - reason I ask is that it affects 2 primary institutions and 5 accounts that I use routinely.
This is a significant problem - should I revert back to the Win product? Or await an update.
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splasher, SuperUser

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The financial institution has to decide to support Quicken for Mac.  It is not Quicken's choice whether or not a FI supports Quicken.

You need to complain to the FI.

The only guaranteed cure is to return to Quicken for Windows and hope the FI does not decide to stop supporting it.
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Partially correct per conversation I had with Customer Support, since they mentioned the s/w team decided to not support EWC for now.
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You got fed a line of BS.  Quicken for Mac 2017 supports Quicken Connect (what the Mac devs call EWC for the Mac), whether or not a particular FI supports QC for Mac is the decision of the FI.
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Is your FI not supported in QM2017 for any of the three connection methods? Direct Connect and Quicken Connect are almost always better/easier to use than Web Connect.

What FI is it?
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One is Discover Card and the other is a local bank, Washington Financial, that supports EWC and has not had time or resources to implement other methods.
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Fi's having issues with QM sometimes will volunteer that QM is not supported simply cause they do not want to be bothered, I ran into this several times but kept the pressure on the Fi and finally got my issues resolved. Let us know the Fi as it's possible folks here may have had similar experiences
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Reed,

Express Web Connect is known as Quicken Connect in the Mac version.
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Not quite, EWC allows transaction downloads from within the Q application, Quicken connect does not, as far as I can tell it only allows importing qfx files that one needs to download from the FI, for each account. Very cumbersome and prone to user error.
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Except for the first part your your first sentence, you are getting into alternative facts and have all of your information wrong.

There are three download methods, see this article:Connection Types

The user manually downloading from the FI's website is called Web Connect regardless if it is Win or Mac.

Quicken Connect is what the Mac'ers call Express Web Connect even though the Mac FIDIR.txt uses EWC in their entry.

Direct Connect and Web Connect are the most reliable download methods with EWC (QC) being a distant third due to the scripts that have to be written and maintained as the FIs modify their websites, a source of constant problems.