Make a payment. On success, returns the new payment record.

You can try this API by supplying the required parameters and running the code. It'll return a live response from the API.

API parameters

X-Auth-Token header string Authentication token.
currency formData string Currency in which payment is made. Three-digit currency code.
beneficiary_id formData string Beneficiary UUID.
amount formData string Amount.
reason formData string User-generated reason for payment. Freeform text.
reference formData string User-generated reference code.
payment_date formData string Instructed date of payment. Any valid ISO 8601 format, eg. "2017-12-31".
payment_type formData string Currencycloud supports two types of payments: "priority", made using the SWIFT network; and "regular", made using the local bank network.
conversion_id formData string Conversion UUID.
payer_entity_type formData string Legal entity.
payer_company_name formData string Required if "payer_entity_type" is "company".
payer_first_name formData string Required if "payer_entity_type" is "individual".
payer_last_name formData string Required if "payer_entity_type" is "individual".
payer_city formData string City.
payer_address formData string First line of address.
payer_postcode formData string Postal code.
payer_state_or_province formData string State or province.
payer_country formData string Two-letter country code.
payer_date_of_birth formData string If "payer_entity_type" is "company", company registration date. If "payer_entity_type" is "individual", date of birth. ISO 8601 format YYYY-MM-DD.
payer_identification_type formData string A legal document that verifies the identity of the payer. Required documentation will vary depending on the nationality or registered address of the payer.
payer_identification_value formData string A unique reference code for the identification document, such as a passport number.
unique_request_id formData string User-generated idempotency key.
ultimate_beneficiary_name formData string The name of the ultimate beneficiary if different.
purpose_code formData string Payment Purpose Code (Mandatory for all INR payments).
on_behalf_of formData string Contact UUID.
curl -X POST  --header "X-Auth-Token: XXXX-XXXXX-XXXX"  https://devapi.currencycloud.com/v2/payments/create


    "id": "bad9c44b-e2dc-4a38-9451-9b8aff9f19c4",
    "amount": "10.00",
    "beneficiary_id": "46a041e0-eb09-4d91-8aa1-1672466b24b9",
    "currency": "GBP",
    "reference": "This is a test reference.",
    "reason": "This is a test payment.",
    "status": "ready_to_send",
    "creator_contact_id": "a66ca63f-e668-47af-8bb9-74363240d781",
    "payment_type": "regular",
    "payment_date": "2018-10-17",
    "transferred_at": "",
    "authorisation_steps_required": "0",
    "last_updater_contact_id": "a66ca63f-e668-47af-8bb9-74363240d781",
    "short_reference": "181017-MDBXZX001",
    "conversion_id": null,
    "failure_reason": "",
    "payer_id": "68561f01-b5d8-4fad-9bcb-d1712a1bc0c8",
    "payer_details_source": "account",
    "created_at": "2018-10-17T11:00:32+00:00",
    "updated_at": "2018-10-17T11:00:33+00:00",
    "payment_group_id": null,
    "unique_request_id": null,
    "failure_returned_amount": "0.00",
    "ultimate_beneficiary_name": null,
    "purpose_code": null
Error Codes
HTTP Status Code Description Params
400 invalid_type Invalid Payment type
currency_length_is_invalid currency should be 3 character(s) long
currency_is_required currency is required
invalid_currency You cannot make payments with this currency
beneficiary_id_is_not_valid_uuid beneficiary_id should be in UUID format
beneficiary_id_is_required beneficiary_id is required
beneficiary_date_of_birth_type_is_wrong beneficiary_date_of_birth should be of date type { "type" => "date" }
beneficiary_date_of_birth_is_incorrect beneficiary_date_of_birth is incorrect
beneficiary_date_of_birth_is_earlier beneficiary_date_of_birth should be later
beneficiary_date_of_birth_is_after beneficiary_date_of_birth should be earlier
invalid_beneficiary_id Unknown beneficiary_id
payment_above_limit 3000.00 EUR exceeds the maximum amount of 2500.00 EUR for a local payment.
payer_entity_type_not_in_range payer_entity_type should be in range: individual, company
payer_entity_type_is_missing Payer entity type is missing
payer_company_name_is_missing Payer company name is missing
payer_first_name_is_missing Payer first name is missing
payer_last_name_is_missing Payer last name is missing
payer_city_is_missing Payer city is missing
unsupported_payer_country_code Payer country is not supported
payer_state_or_province_is_missing Payer state or province is missing
payer_postcode_is_missing Payer postcode is missing
payer_date_of_birth_type_is_wrong payer_date_of_birth should be of date type { "type" => "date" }
payer_date_of_birth_is_incorrect payer_date_of_birth is incorrect
payer_date_of_birth_is_earlier payer_date_of_birth should be later
payer_date_of_birth_is_after payer_date_of_birth should be earlier
identification_type_is_missing identification_type is missing
identification_type_is_invalid identification_type is invalid
identification_value_is_missing identification_value is missing
identification_value_is_invalid identification_value is invalid
invalid_conversion_id Conversion could not be found
conversion_is_already_settled The conversion is already settled
payment_date_is_too_early The payment date cannot be sooner than the conversion date
reference_is_too_long reference can not be longer than 255 character(s)
on_behalf_of_self You cannot act on behalf of your own Contact
contact_not_found Contact was not found for this id
duplicate_request The unique_request_id provided for this payment has already been used, please provide a new unique_request_id to successfully submit this payment
401 invalid_supplied_credentials Authentication failed with the supplied credentials
429 too_many_requests Too many requests have been made to the api. Please refer to the Developer Center for more information
500 internal_server_error Internal server error
503 service_unavailable Service is temporary unavailable
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