Hibiscus (software)

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Basic data

developer Olaf Willuhn
Current  version 2.8.12
( April 5, 2019 )
operating system Microsoft Windows , Linux , macOS , OpenBSD
programming language Java
category Electronic banking
License GNU General Public License
German speaking Yes

Hibiscus is free software under the GNU General Public License for processing payment transactions. The multi-bank program supports the German HBCI standard for electronic banking , both with PIN / TAN , as well as with key diskette and chip card, the latter only under Windows and Linux. From version 2.0, Hibiscus can also handle SMS-TAN.

It was part of the Linux distribution Bankix, which was sold at times through the computer magazine c't .

The program can be used to query balances and sales, process individual and collective transfers as well as standing orders, transfer postings between sub- accounts and generate individual and collective direct debits . Appointment transfers and the query of activated accounts are also supported. Sales can be assigned to categories - also automatically using keywords or regular search expressions. These categories can be highlighted with freely definable colors. The program has an abundance of export / import functions as Portable Document Format (PDF), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Markup Language (XML), the data carrier exchange method , MT940 and CSV .

Range of functions

Supported HBCI media

  • Chip card (with DDV chip)
  • Key disk
  • PIN / TAN (including chipTAN both optically and manually as well as via USB)

Unsupported HBCI media

  • Chip card (with RDH chip)

Supported HBCI business transactions

  • Calling up the available accounts
  • Get the balance
  • Retrieve account sales
  • Retrieval of the electronic account statement
  • Single and collective transfer
  • Single and collective direct debits
  • Appointment transfer
  • SEPA transfer
  • SEPA direct debits
  • IBAN calculator
  • Call up, create, change, delete standing orders


  • Address book with display of sales from / to the contact
  • Management of any number of accounts / bank details
  • Keeping a log per account
  • Generation and printing of an INI letter
  • Retrieve system messages from the bank
  • Export of account transactions in HTML, XML, CSV, PDF and MT940 formats
  • Customizable start page with a financial overview of all accounts
  • Global search function across accounts, address book, orders and sales
  • Graphic evaluations
  • Synchronization of all accounts en bloc
  • Execution of business transactions / account synchronization in the background

Hibiscus runs as a plugin within Java - Frameworks Jameica .

See also

  • GnuCash , a multi-bank, free bookkeeping system with HBCI support
  • KMyMoney , from the KDE project

Individual evidence

  1. www.willuhn.de . (accessed on May 18, 2019).
  2. The hibiscus Open Source Project on Open Hub: Languages Page . In: Open Hub . (accessed on July 18, 2018).
  3. Hibiscus 2.0: More security through new TAN procedures , accessed on July 28, 2011.
  4. Secure online banking with Bankix .
  5. You can find out here whether a certain bank uses chip cards with DDV or RDH : Archived copy ( memento of the original from February 17, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.hbci-zka.de