Bank debits and transfers

Bank debits and transfers

Learn how to accept bank debits and transfer payments on Stripe.

Accepting bank debits and transfer payments is a two-step process:

  1. Enable the payment method in the Dashboard.
  2. Use the individual payment method guides to implement it.

We plan to support all payment methods on the Payment Methods API. ACH is not yet supported—use the Sources API in the meantime.

The Payment Methods API

The new Payment Methods API replaces the existing Tokens and Sources APIs as the recommended way for integrations to collect and store payment information. It works with the Payment Intents API to create payments for a wide range of payment methods.

A PaymentMethod object is stateless, relying on the PaymentIntent object to represent the transaction state of a given payment.

Payment Method Payment Methods with
Payment Intents API
Tokens or Sources with
Charges API
ACH Debit Planned Supported on Tokens (not Sources)
ACH Credit Transfer Planned Beta
SEPA Direct Debit Supported Supported
Bacs Direct Debit in the UK Supported Not supported
BECS Direct Debit in Australia Supported Not supported

If your integration currently uses the Sources or Tokens API, follow the migration guide to transition to the Payment Intents and Payment Methods APIs.

The Sources API

Need to use a payment method that’s not yet supported by the Payment Methods API? Use the Sources API instead.

The main difference between the Payment Methods API and the Sources API is that sources describe transaction state through the status property, which means that each Source object must be transitioned to a chargeable state before it can be used for a payment.

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