Service agreement types
The connected account’s service agreement type determines what capabilities the account has access to, and which service agreement applies to the platform’s users.
Supported agreement types
Connected accounts can be under one of the following service agreement types:
recipient. After the connected account’s service agreement is accepted, the type of service agreement can’t be modified.
Full service agreement
full service agreement creates a service relationship between Stripe and the connected account holder. Connected accounts under the
full service agreement can process card payments and request the card_payments capability.
For the legal language, see the Stripe Connected Account Agreement.
Recipient service agreement
recipient service agreement clarifies that there is no service relationship between Stripe and the recipient, and that the recipient’s relationship is with the platform. Connected accounts under the recipient service agreement can’t process payments or request the
recipient accounts take an extra 24 hours to become available in the connected account’s balance. To learn more about
pending balances, see the account balances page.
Cross-border payouts only work with accounts under the
recipient service agreement.
For the legal language, see the Stripe Recipient Agreement.
Choosing the agreement type
You can specify the type through the Accounts API. For Express accounts, the type can also be preset for all new accounts.
To choose a
recipient service agreement when creating an account, specify the type with tos_acceptance[service_agreement]:
The same principle applies when updating an account:
Changing the service agreement type will fail if the service agreement has already been accepted; in those cases, create a new account with the desired service agreement.
Connect Configuration settings
To choose a
recipient service agreement for all new Express accounts, select the Transfers option with the Restricted Capability Access icon in the Configuration settings section of the Stripe Dashboard.
You can override the Configuration settings for an individual account by specifying its capabilities and service agreement type with the Accounts API.
Accepting the correct agreement
For Express and Connect Onboarding for Custom accounts, Stripe handles the service agreement acceptance.
For other Custom accounts, the platform must attest that their user has seen and accepted the service agreement. See service agreement acceptance to learn how.