Payment methods

Accept Sofort – Europe-wide bank payments made easy

Offer your European customers a safe and easy payment method they’re familiar with. Trusted by 85 million users, Sofort lets customers pay directly from their bank account.

Key benefits

Simple and secure payments with Sofort

Sofort lets your customers shop online using their own online banking details – no need for a new account. Give them peace of mind, knowing their details are safe.

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Backed by local banks

Excellent coverage across major European banks – including 90% of German banks.

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No risk of chargebacks

Strict verification measures and a dedicated anti-fraud team.

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Seamless and easy

Customers pay by simply logging in to their existing online banking.

Add Sofort to your payments flow

Let's get you up and running with Sofort so you can get more value from every transaction. Reach out to our local experts today.

Payment method features

Accept Sofort with Checkout.com

Expand your reach and drive better conversion with the payments methods your customers love. Wherever they are.

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Payment type

Bank transfer

Merchant countries *

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay

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Business countries for Sofort

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Pakistan
  • Australia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay

Customer countries

Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Italy

Min transaction amount

0.10 EUR

Max transaction amount

Bank dependent

Processing currency

EUR

Settlement currency **

EUR

Refunds

yes

Partial refunds

yes

Recurring payments

no

Disputes

no

Implementation channels

Desktop and mobile

Processing model

Full service (gateway + collecting)

* Subject to service agreements, legal entity location and presence, and company compliance approval. ** Settlement currencies vary based on merchant agreement

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