The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is an initiative of the European Union to simplify payments within and across member countries. They established and enforced banking standards to allow for the direct debiting of every Euro-denominated bank account within the SEPA region, facilitating more than 20 billion transactions every year.
In order to debit an account, you must collect your customer’s name and bank account number in IBAN format. As part of the payment confirmation, customers must accept a mandate that authorizes you to debit the account.
|Payment Method Type||Bank debit|
|Relevant Payer Geography||Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom|
|Country Availability||Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States|
|Recurring Payments||Yes (On-site only)|
|Payment Completion||6 business days|
Embedded and Overlay Forms
Enable SEPA Direct Debit in the “Payment Methods” custom field within the “Form Fields” tab of your Payment Form.
Enable SEPA Direct Debit in the “Stripe Checkout” tab of your Payment Form.
SEPA Payment Flow
View SEPA Direct Debit demo payment forms to further understand the payment flow.