How to Track Your Transfers and See Where Your Money Is

How to Track Your Transfers and See Where Your Money Is
You’ve just finished your first day. So where’s that money?
by Alise Bailey Sep 27, 2021 — 2 min read
How to Track Your Transfers and See Where Your Money Is

Your Square Point of Sale (POS) account’s activated. You’ve linked your business’ bank account. You’ve got your first day of sales under your belt — congrats!

But where’s your money?

When you see that money land in your account varies depending on how you set up transfers when you first set up your Square account. The default setting in your dashboard transfers your funds to your account on the next day, including on weekends.

Also by default, your end-of-day is set to midnight Melbourne time.
But this default setting isn’t set in stone — you can customise your end-of-day to coincide with your business’ actual closing to ensure each day’s sales are included in the corresponding transfer. This customisation is perfect for establishments that run beyond normal office hours, such as restaurants, taxi services, or bars.

When you set the end-of-day cutoff prior to midnight in Melbourne, your funds get automatically transferred the following day. If your end-of-day cutoff is after this time, your transfer will occur two days later. Note: public holidays are excluded.

If this transfer time frame doesn’t work with your schedule, there are other options Square also offers, including manual transfer. Manual transfers allow you to choose when your money is transferred. Upon receipt of your cash, you will be able to access the funds in your Square balance. You can then choose to manually transfer them to your associated bank account. They will arrive in your linked bank account the next day.

The other option is instant transfer. The minute you make a sale you can transfer that money to your linked bank account for a fee. The funds arrive in minutes, so you don’t have to wait for cash flow. To try instant transfers simply head to Balance in your Square app and select Instantly transfer. That’s it!

Still, have questions? Review our transfer options on our website.
After you set up transfers, what if you’re still unsure when to expect your funds in your bank account? Go to your business’ Square Dashboard > Sales > Transfers section. From there, you have the option of downloading your entire transfer history, seeing your past and upcoming transfers calendar, and identifying the payments that were/are included within each transfer. To learn more about transfer reports, read the Square Help article Match Transfers to Sales.

Instant transfers require a linked, eligible bank account and cost a fee per transfer. Funds are subject to your bank’s availability schedule. Up to $5,000 AUD per day. The minimum you can transfer is $5.

Alise Bailey
Alise Bailey is an editor at Square, where she writes about how to start, run, and grow a business, highlighting our sellers around the world.


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