Create Open Banking Payment RESTful API
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API Details

The Create Payment service generates an Open Banking payment object, returning a unique paymentId with an (initial) status of PENDING (in Checkout Mode) or PENDING_APPROVAL (in Self-Hosted and Self-Hosted-Callback modes). See PISP Implementation Options for more on the available modes.

Idempotency in Payment Requests

The Idempotency check is only against successful payments, so where a previous payment request has resulted in any of the following HTTP Response Codes, that Idempotency key may be reused without any issue:401, 403, 404, 408, 500, 501, 503

Providing a Payment Reference

You have the option to provide your own identifier to your transactions (the default) or, if you would prefer, a unique system-generated identifier may be automatically applied.

If your configuration requires that merchant-generated references must be provided, please note that:

  • For GB payments remittanceInformation.refererence must be a maximum of 18 characters
  • For non-GB payments 35 characters are allowed.

Payment identifiers have two attributes:

  • The reference itself
  • The reference’s time to live (default is 3 days)

The reference must be unique per merchant account within the defined time to live. If you require a variation on the default time-to-live setting of 3 days, please contact your account manager who will update your configuration as required.

Where you reuse a reference, which was linked to a previously generated payment, and it is referenced within the time-to-live limit, your request will result in a 422 response: Duplicate Reference provided.

Providing the Debtor Account

In some cases you may already have a debtor account stored for a specific customer and you may want that user to use this account for the payment.

The /payments service allows you to provide the PSU account information as an IBAN or as a Sort Code and Account number (for GB accounts in UK Open Banking).

The schemeName under the debtorAccountobject, can be provided in two ways, as:

  • IBAN
  • SortCodeAccountNumber

Where IBAN is used the PSU’s IBAN is provided for identification:

"debtorAccount": {
   "identification": "GB34BARC20051122334455",
   "schemeName": "IBAN"

Where SortCodeAccountNumber is used the Sort Code and Account number are concatenated and provided for identification.

Example: Sort Code = 12-34-56 & Account = 87654321 gives:

"debtorAccount": {
   "identification": "12345687654321",
   "schemeName": "SortCodeAccountNumber"

If you do not specify an account in this request, and assuming the PSU has more than one account, the ASPSP will typically allow the user to select any of his/her accounts for the payment, via a drop-down.

Create Payment Endpoint