How to Setup a Credit Line Bank Account in Sage?

How to Setup a Credit Line Bank Account in Sage

There are times and cases when we need money, but are unsure of the amount required. While a personal loan might be an answer in most cases, not knowing the exact amount can complicate things further. This is where the ‘Credit Line’ or a ‘Line of Credit’ comes into the picture. Let’s look at how to setup a credit Line Bank Account in Sage?  

So, what is a Credit Line Bank Account? Essentially this can be considered a ‘revolving’ loan that allows the user to access the money as required till a certain limit. Once the money is repaid, the same limit can be borrowed once again. 

In a way, this can also be stated as a ‘Flexible loan’ from a Bank or any reputed financial institution. However, much like the Credit card limit, the Credit line is a defined amount of money that the client can access as and when required. Here, you can repay the amount that has been used immediately or over time. Similar to the loan, the Credit Line also requires you to pay Interest. Also, the borrowers need to be approved by the bank where the Credit Ratings and your relationship are approved by the banks among certain other factors. While the line of Credit is lower-risk as compared to the Credit card, however, these are not as common. 

There is a fine difference between a Credit line and a Personal loan; the interest line is quite variable. This implies the fact that the interest rate can change as broader interest rates change. Hence, this can make borrowing money difficult to predict, as you do not know what it can end up costing you.

However, there are a few benefits of the Line of Credit:

  • These are beneficial when you do not know the costs straight up
  • The credit line is useful for some big expenses like a wedding or home development
  • Can also be a part of the overdraft protection plan.

Also Read: How to Setup New Bank Account in Sage 50

Here we go!

Procedure to Setup a Credit Line Bank Account in Sage 50

It’s simple! You can simply setup a credit line account just like any other bank account. You can then name it accordingly. Here are the steps to follow-

  • Navigate to Chart of Accounts 
  • Create a new bank account 
  • Make sure to keep the Account Class as Bank.
  • Mark the Account as Credit line account.
  • You may also select to make regular payments from this account 
  • If you want to transfer money between this account and other bank accounts, follow the steps  below-
  • Click  on  the Banking tab
    • Click the tab named Transfer funds.
    • You can click on the Transfer from /Transfer to bank name as you require 
    • Enter the amount as desired.
  • Click on Process.
Please Note: this asset account will most likely show a negative value

Set a Customer’s Credit Limit in Sage 50

If you need to set up Credit limit in Sage 50, here are the steps to follow:

  • Go to the Customer Record
  • Open the Statistic tab
  • Go to the Credit Limit 
  • Here, type an amount 
  • Click on Save 
  • Click on Close

Also Read: Sage 50 Direct Deposit Payroll

Final Words:

We hope the sequential steps mentioned above have helped you a great deal to setup a credit line bank account in Sage 50. If you are still experiencing any difficulties in carrying out the above-mentioned steps or if you have any more queries, we would recommend you to speak to some of the authorized Sage experts. 

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

What is the Procedure to Delete an Account Permanently in Sage 50?

Here are the steps to follow-

🔹 Open  Sage 50 
🔹 Navigate to the Maintain menu
🔹 Click on Chart of Accounts
🔹 The Maintain Chart of Accounts window will appear on your screen.
🔹 Enter/select the account ID you need to delete. 
🔹 To view the list of existing accounts, go to the G/L Account ID field and type ? .  🔹 Alternately, you  may  click  on the Lookup button.
🔹 Now  click  on the Delete toolbar and  delete the account.
🔹 If the account contains a nonzero balance, Sage 50 would display a message informing that you cannot delete the same.
🔹 If you still need to delete it, examine its history by going to the Maintain Chart of Accounts window. 
🔹 Next, view the General Ledger report that includes a date range of the last 2 open fiscal years. 
🔹 Locate the account transactions
🔹 Double-click to view the corresponding task window where the transactions originated.
🔹 Delete these transactions, 
🔹 Return to the general ledger. 
🔹 If  you  want  to  delete an account with beginning-balance entry, go to the Maintain Chart of Accounts window and click on the Beginning Balances button.

How Can I Make an Account Inactive in Sage 50?

Please follow the steps shown below to make an account inactive in Sage 50

🔹 Go to the Maintain menu
🔹 Click on Chart of Accounts. The Maintain Chart of Accounts window will appear on your screen
🔹 Enter/select the account ID you need to make inactive
🔹 To view the list of existing accounts, go to the G/L Account ID field and type ? . 
🔹 Alternatively, you may click on the Lookup button.
🔹 Click on the Inactive check box to the right of the selected account ID.

How to Delete an Account with Non-Zero Balance in Sage 50?

If you want to delete such an account in any accounting period within the two fiscal periods currently open, Sage 50 would flash out a message informing you can’t delete the account.
If you still want to delete this account, you should first check its history in the Maintain Chart of Accounts window. Then, have a look at the General Ledger report including a date range of the two currently open fiscal years. Find out the account transactions and double-click to display the corresponding task window -where the transactions originated. Finally, delete the transactions and go back to the general ledger. To remove an account starting-balance entry, go to the Maintain Chart of Accounts window and click on the Beginning Balances button.

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