Transfer funds


Versions 1 and 2 of the Transfers API are deprecated. If you are just starting your implementation, use the latest version.

Starts a request to transfer funds to balance accounts, transfer instruments, or third-party bank accounts. Adyen sends the outcome of the transfer request through webhooks.

To use this endpoint, you need an additional role for your API credential and transfers must be enabled for the source balance account. Your Adyen contact will set these up for you.

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Header Parameters


Header for authenticating through SCA

Request Parameters


The amount of the transfer.


The unique identifier of the source balance account.


The type of transfer.

Possible values:

  • bank: Transfer to a transfer instrument or a bank account.

  • internal: Transfer to another balance account within your platform.

  • issuedCard: Transfer initiated by a Adyen-issued card.

  • platformPayment: Fund movements related to payments that are acquired for your users.


The recipient of the funds transfer. A bank account, a balance account, or a transfer instrument is required.

Max length: 140

Your description for the transfer. It is used by most banks as the transfer description. We recommend sending a maximum of 140 characters, otherwise the description may be truncated.

Supported characters: [a-z] [A-Z] [0-9] / - ? : ( ) . , ' + Space

Supported characters for regular and fast transfers to a US counterparty: [a-z] [A-Z] [0-9] & $ % # @ ~ = + - _ ' " ! ?


The unique identifier of the source payment instrument.


The priority for the bank transfer. This sets the speed at which the transfer is sent and the fees that you have to pay. Required for transfers with category bank.

Possible values:

  • regular: For normal, low-value transactions.

  • fast: Faster way to transfer funds but has higher fees. Recommended for high-priority, low-value transactions.

  • wire: Fastest way to transfer funds but has the highest fees. Recommended for high-priority, high-value transactions.

  • instant: Instant way to transfer funds in SEPA countries.

  • crossBorder: High-value transfer to a recipient in a different country.

  • internal: Transfer to an Adyen-issued business bank account (by bank account number/IBAN).

Max length: 80

Your reference for the transfer, used internally within your platform. If you don't provide this in the request, Adyen generates a unique reference.

Max length: 80

A reference that is sent to the recipient. This reference is also sent in all webhooks related to the transfer, so you can use it to track statuses for both the source and recipient of funds.

Supported characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9. The maximum length depends on the category.

  • internal: 80 characters

  • bank: 35 characters when transferring to an IBAN, 15 characters for others.


The ultimate sender of the funds of the transfer (ultimate debtor).

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

  • 202 - Accepted

    The request has been accepted for processing, but the processing has not been completed.

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  • 401 - Unauthorized

    Authentication required.

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  • 403 - Forbidden

    Insufficient permissions to process the request.

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  • 422 - Unprocessable Entity

    A request validation error.

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  • 500 - Internal Server Error

    The server could not process the request.

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