Start a balance transfer


Starts a balance transfer request between merchant accounts. The following conditions must be met before you can successfully transfer balances:

  • The source and destination merchant accounts must be under the same company account and legal entity.

  • The source merchant account must have sufficient funds.

  • The source and destination merchant accounts must have at least one common processing currency.

When sending multiple API requests with the same source and destination merchant accounts, send the requests sequentially and not in parallel. Some requests may not be processed if the requests are sent in parallel.

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Request Parameters


The amount of the transfer in minor units.

Max length: 140

A human-readable description for the transfer. You can use alphanumeric characters and hyphens. We recommend sending a maximum of 140 characters, otherwise the description may be truncated.


The unique identifier of the source merchant account from which funds are deducted.

Max length: 80

A reference for the balance transfer. If you don't provide this in the request, Adyen generates a unique reference. Maximum length: 80 characters.


The unique identifier of the destination merchant account from which funds are transferred.


The type of balance transfer. Possible values: tax, fee, terminalSale, credit, debit, and adjustment.

Response parameters

After submitting a call, you receive a response message to inform you that your request was received and processed.

Depending on the HTTP status code of the response message, it is helpful to build some logic to handle any errors that a request or the system may return.

HTTP Responses

  • 200 - OK

    The request has succeeded.

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