Payment authorisation, refund, or funds transfer initiated

Deprecated in version 1

Adyen sends this webhook when a payment authorisation, a refund, or a funds transfer has been initiated. This webhook only informs your server of requests. For the actual fund movements, you'll get the information from the subsequent outgoing or incoming transfer webhooks.

To differentiate the requests, check the content of the webhook.

  • For payments, the webhook contains the authorisation result, information about the processing merchant, and shows a negative amount.

  • For refunds, the webhook contains to which payment instrument the funds will be refunded, and shows a positive amount.

  • For outgoing or incoming fund transfers, the webhook shows a positive or negative amount depending on the direction of the transfer, and only includes information about the balance account.

Request Parameters


Contains event details.


The environment from which the webhook originated.

Possible values: test, live.


Type of webhook.

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