How can I split payments between different accounts?

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Split payments between different accounts

With the split payments features you can split funds as many times as you need. It helps you to split custom payments, captures, or refunds between any number of accounts in your platform, including your liable account. 

Tip: Marketplaces can customize the payment split to suit their business model and account for operational costs.

Tip: In the payment request, a platform can provide split information. Based on the split.type and split.reference, a split.item is booked.

Split types

Split types

Explanation

Split reference


Default

Can be used as required by the platform’s use case, and are provided for the ease of record keeping.

Not required


PaymentFee

Can be used as required by the platform’s use case, and are provided for the ease of record keeping.

Not required


VAT

Can be used as required by the platform’s use case, and are provided for the ease of record keeping.

Not required


Commision

Can be used as required by the platform’s use case, and are provided for the ease of record keeping.

Not required


MarketPlace

Allows the platform to direct the funds to a specific account (including their own liable account).

A unique split.reference is required.




BalanceAccount

Used for an AfP setup on Adyen’s balance platform instead of VIAS.



It’s required to provide the Balance account instead of the account.

If every split.item in a payment has an unique reference each split.item will be booked as PendingCredit-Credited under the transaction overview of your account holder.

If the split.reference is missing or not unique for split.types (Default, PaymentFee, VAT and Commission) the split.item will not be visible as PendingCredit-Credited. Instead the split.item will be booked to your default liable account, and included as part of the TransferBalance record type in your Marketplace Payments Accounting Report.

Tip: For further information to execute a split payment request, please refer to our documentation.

Failed split payment

A split payment can fail to reach the intended account due to two reasons:

  • The account provided in the split payment doesn’t exist. Make sure you have received an ACCOUNT_CREATED notification before attempting a split payment to it. 
  • No split data was provided in the payment request.

In both scenarios the funds will be sent to your liable account, which you can then correct using fund transfers. You learn more about validating split information in our documentation

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