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Pay by Bank Drop-in integration

Add Pay by Bank to an existing Drop-in integration.

On this page, you can find additional configuration for adding Pay by Bank to your Drop-in integration.

Before you begin

Before starting your Pay by Bank integration:

  1. Contact our Support Team to add Pay by Bank in your test Customer Area.

  2. Make sure you have integrated Drop-in v5.27.0 or later.

API reference

Select which endpoint you're integrating:

This is the default with Drop-in v5.0.0 or later.

Parameter name Required Description
countryCode -white_check_mark- The shopper's country code.

Drop-in configuration

Optional configuration

You can optionally configure your payment form to include a list of issuing banks for Pay by Bank. In some regions, like Germany, there are so many banks that you cannot show a list of issuing banks. Shoppers are redirected to our open banking partner Tink to select their bank.

In other regions, like the United Kingdom, you can let shoppers pre-select their bank before redirecting them to Tink, by showing the list of issuing banks in your payment form. If you don't show the list of issuing banks, shoppers select their bank after being redirected to Tink.

In markets where issuer selection is supported, you can use the following optional configuration to show the list of issuing banks:

Parameter name Description Default
showImage Set to false to remove the bank logos from the Pay by Bank form. true
issuer Set to an issuer ID to preselect a specific bank. No bank is preselected.
highlightedIssuers Set to the issuer IDs for banks you want to show on top of the dropdown menu. Added in v5.1.0 All issuers are shown in the dropdown.
placeholder The string you want to show as the dropdown menu text. Custom translation configuration overrides this value. Select your bank

If you want to add optional configuration, include this in a configuration object. The following example shows how to configure Drop-in to remove the bank logos, and preselect Bank of Scotland:

const openBankingConfiguration = {
  showImage: false, // Optional. Set to **false** to remove the bank logos from the Pay by Bank form.
  issuer: "uk-bankofscotland-oauth2" // Optional. Set this to an **id** of an open banking issuer to preselect it.

Include the openBankingConfiguration object when creating a configuration object for Drop-in:

List of issuer IDs

For the UK, where you can show the issuer list in the payment form, the list may include the following banks:

Bank name Issuer ID
Tink Demo Bank uk-demobank-open-banking-handoff
Tink Demo Bank uk-demobank-open-banking-redirect
Tink Demo Bank uk-demobank-open-banking-redirect-aispis
Tink Demo Bank uk-demobank-open-banking-redirect-extendable

Recurring payments

We support recurring transactions for Pay by Bank through SEPA Direct Debit. To make recurring payments, you need to:

  1. Create a shopper token.
  2. Use the token to make future payments for the shopper.

Create a token

We strongly recommend that you request explicit permission from the shopper if you intend to make recurring SEPA payments. Being transparent about the payment schedule and the charged amount reduces the risk of chargebacks.

To create a token, include in your /payments request:

  • amount: The transaction must have a minimum value of EUR 0.01.
  • storePaymentMethod: true
  • shopperReference: your unique identifier for the shopper (minimum length three characters). Do not include personally identifiable information (PII), such as name or email address.
  • recurringProcessingModel: Subscription or UnscheduledCardOnFile

    From Checkout v70, recurringProcessingModel is a required parameter when creating or using a token.

When the payment is settled, you receive a RECURRING_CONTRACT webhook containing:

  • originalReference: The pspReference of the initial payment.
  • pspReference: This is the token that you need to make recurring payments for this shopper.

Make sure that your server is able to receive RECURRING_CONTRACT as part of your standard webhooks. You can enable the RECURRING_CONTRACT event code in the webhook settings page.

Make a payment with a token

For each recurring payment for this shopper, make a SEPA payment to the /payments endpoint, specifying:

For more information about the shopperInteraction and recurringProcessingModel fields, refer to Recurring transaction types.

If the payment was successfully received the response will contain a Received resultCode and a pspReference, which is our unique identifier for this transaction. You can track whether the payment was successful using webhooks.


In rare scenarios, it is possible that you do not receive the funds even after receiving a successful AUTHORISATION webhook. The successful AUTHORISATION webhook means that the shopper's account passed the verifications by the issuer and our Pay by Bank partners, and that the bank transfer was initiated successfully. However, the payment can still fail for the following reasons:

  • The shopper cancelled the transaction. Some banks allow shoppers to cancel bank transfers until midnight of the day of the transaction.
  • Some banks process transactions with a delay and do not block the funds for an authorized Pay by Bank payment. For example, if the shopper completes a payment on a Saturday, the bank might only process it on Monday. If the shopper has withdrawn funds in the meantime, the payment can fail due to insufficient funds.

In these cases, Adyen is not informed that the transaction failed. We also don't know whether the bank might still process it later.

On our side, the status of the payment is SentForSettle until we receive the funds. You can check the status of the payment in your Customer Area.

If we have not received the funds after 8 weekdays, the status of the payment becomes Settled, then Chargeback, and you receive a CHARGEBACK webhook.

You cannot defend Pay by Bank chargebacks.

In case we receive the money after this point, you receive a CHARGEBACK_REVERSED webhook.

Test and go live

We recommend that you test each scenario before you go live. Check the status of test payments in your Customer Area > Transactions > Payments.

Before you can accept live Pay by Bank payments, add Pay by Bank in your live Customer Area.

For the UK, we provide various test issuers for testing Pay by Bank payments.
To test different scenarios, use those test issuer IDs and the following credentials:

Username: u02792141
Password: udy509

Authentication error
Username: u82559259
Password: dfo473

Temporary error
Username: u18312037
Password: eyj733

See the Tink documentation for screenshots that can help you navigate the flow.

See also