Quickbooks Loan Manager- What is it & How to use?

 

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Quickbooks provides its users with a wide range of features to handle their accounts like payroll creation, handling the inventory. Quickbooks loan manager is one such tool. It is used to manage the unpaid loans of your company. Many of Quickbooks users are not aware of the Quickbooks loan manager and how to use it on your system.  In this article, we have tried to explain to you everything about the Quickbooks loan manager and how can you use it to manage your loans. We have mentioned the stepwise process to use the Quickbooks loan manager in a simple way making it easier for you to use it. 

Features of the Quickbooks Loan Manager

  • With the help of Quickbooks loan manager, you will be able to distinguish between the interest amount and the principal amount, making a clear picture of loan for you and help you to pay the loan on time.
  • Next, with the help of the Quickbooks loan manager tool, you can set the payment options for the loans and decide which loan you want to track and you do not want.
  • Next, you can also schedule for the future payments’ of your loans and check the different scenarios of the loan. You can also set payroll manually if you use the Quickbooks payroll feature.

Amortization Schedule

The amortization rate is calculated by the Quickbooks loan manager based on the rate of interest that the user provides to the system. It saves your time and efforts that you would waste in calculating it every month. Other than the user-provided rate, Quickbooks loan manager can calculate the amortization schedule on other information as mentioned below.

  • The account which you have chosen to pay the loan.
  • Amount of the loan.
  • The date of your first instalment.
  • The date of your loan starting.
  • The escrow payment amount.
  • Escrow payment account.
  • The rate of interest of the loan.
  • Period for the loan.
  • Account for payment, account for interest and the account for fees.

Steps to Setup Accounts for the Quickbooks Loan Manager

Liability account

The first in the list is the liability account that you need to set to record the loan. Follow the steps mentioned.

  • You will have to go to the Chart of accounts option in the list option.
  • After this, you will have to click on the new account option provided under the accounts section.
  • Next, you will be required to fill up the asked information along with the opening balance.
  • Once done, save the details and close the window.

Vendor

The other thing is to set up the name of the vendor from whom you have taken the loan. To set up the vendor, follow the steps mentioned.

  • You will have to add a new vendor from the vendor menu section.
  • Next, you will be needed to fill up all the details that are asked and then save the details.

Expense account

The next thing is to add the expense account through which you will make payments for your fees and the charges. Follow the steps below.

  • You will have to go to the Chart of accounts option in the list option.
  • After this, you will have to click on the new account option provided under the accounts section. Make sure you choose the expense account.
  • Next, you will be required to fill up the asked information.
  • Once done, save the details and close the window.

Escrow account

The last account is the escrow account which is said to be the asset account that the Quickbooks can use to manage the escrow amount and to pay the taxes. Set up an escrow account by following the steps mentioned.

  • You will have to go to the Chart of accounts option in the list option.
  • After this, you will have to click on the new account option provided under the accounts section. You will have to choose for the other accounts type.
  • Next, you will be required to fill up the asked information.
  • Once done, save the details and close the window.

Steps to Manage your loans using the Quickbooks Loan Manager

There is something that you need to know before you add a loan and manage it. You must know that the instalments will be deducted at a particular interval of time which includes the principal amount and the interest amount. With the help of the Quickbooks loan manager; you can keep track of all the amount that will be deducted during the entire tenure of the instalments. Follow the steps o add a loan in the loan manager.

  • You will have to go to the banking option and then to the loan manager option.

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  • There you will see an option to add a loan, click on the same.
  • It will ask you to fill the necessary information like the name of the account, name of the vendor, date of the loan, the term of the loan and all other information related to the loan.

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  • Once you will save this, it will take you to the other window to fill the payment details of the loan.

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  • After you have correctly filled the payment details, the next step is to fill up the interest details that it will ask you to.

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  • Once done, again check the details you have filled and then click on the finish option.

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Managing loans are important but can be a tedious task to do. Quickbooks loan manager can help you with the same in no time. Considering all these things in mind, we have tried our best to help you with the Quickbooks loan manager in this article. We hope all the mentioned sections of this article will make it easier for you to understand the Quickbooks loan manager. If you would still need any help to understand and set up the loan manager, we will be there to help you. Contact our support team to get the best guidance possible.

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