💸 Bankscrap 💸
Ruby gem to extract account balance and transactions from banks. You can use it either as command line tool or as a library.
Feel free to contribute and add your bank if it isn't supported.
- BBVA (personal accounts): bankscrap-bbva
- BBVA Net Cash (business accounts): bankscrap-bbva-net-cash
- ING Direct: bankscrap-ing
- Arquia Banca: bankscrap-arquia
- Openbank: bankscrap-openbank
- Sabadell: bankscrap-sabadell
- Ibercaja: bankscrap-ibercaja
- Santander (WIP): bankscrap-santander
- Shinsei Bank: bankscrap-shinsei
Interested in any other bank? Open a new Issue and we'll try to help.
Background and motivation
Most banks don't offer public APIs and the only way to access your data (balance and transactions) is through their websites... and most bank websites are a f*cking nightmare.
We are developers and we don't want to waste time doing things we are able to automate. Having to perform 20 clicks in an awful website just to check how much money we have is not something we like.
There are two approaches to solve this problem:
- Web scraping on the bank's site.
- Reverse engineering the bank's mobile app or the bank's single page web app (if they have one) to use the same API.
BankScrap uses both methods depending on the bank.
Installation from RubyGems:
# BBVA gem install bankscrap-bbva # ING gem install bankscrap-ing
Or, if you're using Bundler, just add the following to your Gemfile:
# BBVA gem 'bankscrap-bbva' # ING gem 'bankscrap-ing'
Note that you only need to install the gem for your selected bank – the main gem (
bankscrap) will be installed as a dependency.
Bank account balance
$ bankscrap balance BBVA --credentials=user:YOUR_BANK_USER password:YOUR_BANK_PASSWORD
ING needs one more argument: your birthday.
$ bankscrap balance ING --credentials=dni:YOUR_DNI password:YOUR_BANK_PASSWORD birthday:01/01/1980
Replace 01/01/1980 with your actual birthday.
Transactions for last 30 days
$ bankscrap transactions BBVA --credentials=user:YOUR_BANK_USER password:YOUR_BANK_PASSWORD
$ bankscrap transactions ING --credentials=dni:YOUR_DNI password:YOUR_BANK_PASSWORD birthday:01/01/1980
Transactions with date range
$ bankscrap transactions YourBank --credentials=user:YOUR_BANK_USER password:YOUR_BANK_PASSWORD --from 01-01-2015 --to 01-02-2015
By default it will use your first bank account, if you want to fetch transactions for a different account you can use this syntax:
$ bankscrap transactions YourBank --iban "your_iban" --credentials=user:YOUR_BANK_USER password:YOUR_BANK_PASSWORD
If you don't want to pass your user and password everytime you can define them in your .bash_profile by adding:
export BANKSCRAP_[BANK_NAME]_USER=YOUR_BANK_USER export BANKSCRAP_[BANK_NAME]_PASSWORD=YOUR_BANK_USER export BANKSCRAP_[BANK_NAME]_ANY_OTHER_CREDENTIAL=ANY_OTHER_CREDENTIAL
eg: export BANKSCRAP_BBVA_NET_CASH_USER=YOUR_BANK_USER
Export transactions to CSV
$ bankscrap transactions YourBank --credentials=user:YOUR_BANK_USER password:YOUR_BANK_PASSWORD --format CSV [--output ./my_transactions.csv]
Currently only CSV is supported. The output parameter is optional, by default
transactions.csv is used.
From Ruby code
You can also use this gem from your own app as library. To do so first you must initialize a BankScrap::Bank object
# BBVA require 'bankscrap-bbva' bbva = Bankscrap::BBVA::Bank.new(user: YOUR_BBVA_USER, password: YOUR_BBVA_PASSWORD) # ING require 'bankscrap-ing' ing = Bankscrap::ING::Bank.new(dni: YOUR_DNI, password: YOUR_ING_PASSWORD, birthday: "dd/mm/yyyy")
The initialize method will automatically login and fetch your bank accounts
You can now explore your bank accounts accounts:
And get its balance:
Get last month transactions for a particular account:
account = bank.accounts.first account.transactions
Get transactions for last year (from now):
account = bank.accounts.first account.transactions = account.fetch_transactions(start_date: Date.today - 1.year, end_date: Date.today) account.transactions
From Ruby code (with IRB, useful when developing)
In the terminal:
irb -I lib/ -r 'bankscrap'
After that, you can use your bank adapter as usual:
require 'bankscrap-ing' ing = Bankscrap::ING::Bank.new(dni: YOUR_DNI, password: YOUR_ING_PASSWORD, birthday: "dd/mm/yyyy")
- Fork it ( https://github.com/bankscrap/bankscrap/fork )
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Add some feature')
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create a new Pull Request
Start a new Bank Adapter with the generator
You can use a generator to create the basic template for your new bank adapter.
- Install the bankscrap gem (
gem install bankscrap) if you don't have it already.
- Use the name of your BankName like:
bankscrap generate_adapter BankName, you will get:
create create bankscrap-my-bank-name.gemspec create .gitignore create Gemfile create LICENSE.txt create README.md create Rakefile create lib/bankscrap-my-bank-name.rb create lib/bankscrap/my-bank-name/bank.rb create lib/bankscrap/my-bank-name/version.rb Great! Now you can start implementing your bank's adapter for Bankscrap. To get started take a look to: /Users/username/bankscrap/bankscrap-my-bank-name/lib/bankscrap/my-bank-name/bank.rb If you need help you can join our Slack chat room. Click the Slack badge on Github: https://github.com/bankscrap/bankscrap
- Create a git repository on the newly created directory (
git init) and start commiting.
- Push your repo to github and open an Issue at https://github.com/bankscrap/bankscrap/issues referencing it
Thanks to Javier Cuevas (@javiercr) for his BBVA gem.