Update: If you’re interested in sending transfers to debit cards, you should now use Custom Accounts on Stripe Connect.
Having to dig up a bank account number is inconvenient and mistakes are common. Almost everyone has a debit card in their pocket, though. Building your payout flow around debit cards enables a simpler and less error-prone experience for your users.
curl https://api.stripe.com/v1/transfers sk_test_BQokikJOvBiI2HlWgH4olfQ2 amount=500 currency=usd recipient=rp_1040gJ2eZvKYlo2Cs2z8Excq card=card_1045042eZvKYlo2CqHA03rvb description="Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org" statement_descriptor="Sales for 22 May 2014"
Just like sending funds to bank accounts, a transfer to a debit card costs 25¢. The funds will currently arrive in the card’s bank account in 1-2 business days, but we're actively working to bring that number down. As always, you’ll need to verify your recipient’s identity.
While we can only support U.S. Visa and MasterCard debit cards at the moment, we’re actively working to bring our transfers API to our users in other countries.
If you choose to use debit cards to pay out your sellers, we’d love to hear how it goes—please get in touch with any questions or feedback!