Why does my Amazon Credit Card (Synchrony Bank) outbound transfer get labeled "Amazon" and categorized as "shopping", as though it were an Amazon.com purchase?

This should be labeled something like Amazon Credit Card Payment (to distinguish it from Amazon purchases, which are simply labeled "Amazon"), and categorized as Transfers > Credit Card Payment. Otherwise it gets included as an expense under Shopping, which screws up Shopping totals and other metrics (like monthly net income).

The original label is something like "AMAZON PLCC ONLINE PMT #####", in case that is helpful.

Thanks for your time and work!


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Hi indelicate,

I know it can be frustrating when tranactions are miscategorized. Mint categoizes transaction based on their description and Mint pulls the description from your bank account. So if the transaction description is showing as "AMAZON PLCC ONLINE PMT #####" for example, Mint sees Amazon Online Payment and marks it as Shopping. You can however create a Rule that makes those transactions show as a credit card payment. To create a transaction rule, you'll want to:

1. Click on the credit card transaction
2. Click edit details
3. Set the category for credit card payment
4. A section will then appear that says Rules 
5.Select the checkbox to always categorize 

Then every transaction that comes through with that description will be categorized as a credit card transaction. 


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