To spend money using cards, add funds to the Issuing balance on your account. This balance represents funds reserved for Issuing and is safely separated from your earnings, payouts, and funds from other Stripe products.
Enable notifications about your balance
You can enable email notifications to help monitor your Issuing balance from your settings. To configure these notifications:
- Visit your Balance notifications settings page.
- Choose from two types of alerting thresholds:
- Fixed amount: Receive an alert whenever your Issuing balance falls below this amount.
- Ratio of balance to rolling spend: Receive an alert whenever the ratio of your Issuing balance to your spend over the previous 24 hours falls below the threshold. For example, if you set your threshold to 80% and your spend over the past day is 100 USD, you receive an alert whenever your balance falls below 80 USD.
You can configure recipients of these email alerts in your user profile by selecting Issuing balance under Email preferences.