Other payment methods

Sofort payments

Learn about Sofort, a common payment method in Europe.

Stripe users in Europe and the United States can use the Payment Intents API—a single integration path for creating payments using any supported method—to accept Sofort payments from customers in the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain

Sofort is a single use, delayed notification payment method that requires customers to authenticate their payment. It redirects them to their bank’s portal to authenticate the payment, and it typically takes 2 to 14 days to receive notification of success or failure.

Payment flow

Getting started

Get started with accepting Sofort payments.

Disputed payments

The risk of fraud or unrecognized payments is low because the customer must authenticate the payment with their bank. As a result, you won’t have disputes that turn into chargebacks, with funds withdrawn from your Stripe account.


Sofort payments can be refunded up to 180 days after the original payment.

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