Journal types

The journal types listed below correspond to the Type field in the Settlement detail report structure page. 

Journal Type

Occurrence

Description

Fee

Debit

Adyen transaction fees for Received and SentForRefund transactions booked during the specified batch period.

MiscCosts

Debit/Credit

Costs that could not be matched with any specific transactions (for R-level).

MerchantPayout

Debit

Amount that is paid for a settlement currency from the payable batch to the merchants bank account.

Refunded


Debit

Debit for a payment that was SentForRefund.

Settled

Credit

Credit for a payment that was SentForSettle.

Chargeback

Debit

Debit for a payment that is reversed by the bank/scheme/consumer.

SecondChargeback

Debit

Debit for unsuccessful defense of a first chargeback.

The SecondChargeback journal type is available from November 5. For more information, see our FAQ.

ChargebackReversed

Credit

Previous chargeback that is credited to the merchant after a payment is successfully defended, or after the shopper re-pays the funds.

RefundedReversed

Credit

A refund that is returned to our account as it can not be credited to the shopper by the scheme/bank or is returned by the shopper.

DepositCorrection

Debit/Credit

Funds being withheld from/release to the account due to a change in the required security deposit (coverage of the exposure on the account).

InvoiceDeduction

Debit/Credit

Representing a monthly invoice that is credited/deducted from the account.

MatchedStatement

Debit/Credit

Wire transfer from merchant booked in the account.

ManualCorrected

Debit/Credit

Manual booking/adjustment by Adyen.

AuthorisationSchemeFee

Debit

Separate fees being charged for authorisations.

BankInstructionReturned

Credit

Credit for previous MerchantPayout which have not been processed successfully or which have been returned to Adyen.

InternalCompanyPayout

Debit/Credit

Internal payout related to SplitSettlements being booked from the account.

EpaPaid

Debit/Credit

Electronic Payment Advice (EPA) from the acquirer (R-level) that was confirmed by the acquirer but not settled via Adyen.

Balancetransfer

Debit/Credit

Balancetransfer to/from subsequent payable batches in order to process negative payable/capture balances or for batches that could not have been paid out.

PaymentCost

Debit/Credit

The PaymentCost journal is only used in the following scenarios:

  • For Klarna payments, deductions such as late return fees will be booked using the PaymentCost journal type, referencing the pspReference of the original payment.

  • For ELO payments, financial adjustments and arbitration costs will be booked using the PaymentCost journal type.

  • AfterPay / AfterPayBE – When extra VAT charges are booked on the transaction.

  • MasterCardPersonalPayments – When the transaction fee for the payout is booked.

PaidOut Debit

Net Debit for a payout that was SentForPayout.

PaidOutReversed

Credit

Payout returned to Adyen's account as it could not be credited to the shopper by the scheme/bank or is returned by the shopper.

RefundedInstallment Debit Indicates the debit amount for a payment that was SentForRefund. This journal is used for credit transactions using an Adyen installment capable acquirer (like Brazil and Mexico), no matter if the transaction is one-off or a installment based.
SettledInstallment Credit Indicates the credit amount being settled for a credit card transaction created in installments. Important to say that when it is a installment based transaction the credit amount that will be settled for this payment will not be the whole amount that was SentForSettle. When it is a one-off transaction, then the credit amount that will be settled for this payment will be the whole amount that was SentForSettle. Also important to say that if the merchant has made an Advancement, then the credit amount for this journal SettledInstallment will be zero.
SuspendInstallment Debit Indicates that the submission to the schemes of the subsequent installment agenda has been suspended due to a Chargeback requested by the Issuing bank. If the merchant has made an advancement of the installment settlement, then this journal will appear in the Settlement Details Report to show that we are taking out the amount from Merchant´s payable to compensate the Advanced amount.
DisputeExpired Debit/Credit The dispute period for filing a chargeback has expired, and therefore issuers cannot continue with a chargeback.
DisputeDefensePeriodEnded Debit/Credit The dispute has not been defended by the merchant within the allowed timeframe, and therefore the chargeback has been lost.