Recently Xero posted a comment on the feature request to be able to import bank statement lines via the API.
It went a little something like this:
Hello everyone, we know this has been a longstanding request, but a number of security and licensing issues have prevented us from providing this.
We have marked this as ‘planned’ as we still have it in our long term roadmap to provide it once we can add a more comprehensive permissioning model to the API, but the honest answer in terms of timing is that this will not be available in the next 6 months at least.
This is something loads of people want (and need) so there must really be something important getting in the way. This feature would make our lives way easier, and we have been waiting for it for quite a while. But for now, we’ll have continue with the workaround to import Stripe data into Xero.
There is at least some positive in it for us. The announcement means that Silver Siphon is still the only way to import Stripe as a bank feed in Xero, at least for the foreseeable future.