If you set the value of schedule.interval to
manual, we hold funds in the accountholder’s balance until you specify otherwise. You must pay out the funds within the time period specified below, based on the business’s country:
|United States||2 years|
|All other countries||90 days|
To trigger a payout of these funds, use the Payouts API.
The Payouts API is only for moving funds from a connected Stripe account’s balance into their external account. To move funds between the platform and a connected account, see creating separate charges and transfers or creating destination charges through the platform.
Escrow has a precise legal definition, and Stripe doesn’t provide escrow services or support escrow accounts. However, you can control payout timing through manual payouts, which allow you to delay payouts to Express and Custom accounts. When using manual payouts, you must pay out funds within the time frame for the business’s country.
Delayed payouts can be useful when a delivery is delayed or when there’s a possibility of a refund.
The following example sends 10 USD from a connected account’s Stripe balance to their external account:
With a standard payout, you can move an amount up to the user’s available balance. To find that amount, perform a retrieve balance call on their behalf.
Stripe tracks balance contributions from different payment sources in separate balances. The retrieve balance response breaks down the components of each balance by source type. For example, to create a payout specifically for a non-credit-card balance, specify the
source_type in your request.
Note that it is possible for any source’s balance component to go negative (through refunds or chargebacks), and payouts can’t be created for greater than the aggregate available balance.