SEPA Direct Debit payments
In contrast to other means of payment, SEPA Direct Debit offers real protection to the consumer. The consumer simply gives their IBAN details and pays directly from their bank account. Thus, there is no risk of theft involved
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 EUR-denominated bank account within the SEPA region.
In order to debit an account, businesses must collect their customer’s name and bank account number in IBAN format. During the payment flow, customers must accept a mandate that gives the business an authorization to debit the account. Stripe is able to generate this mandate for businesses to present to their customers.
SEPA Direct Debit is a reusable, delayed notification payment method. This means that it can take up to 14 business days to receive notification on the success or failure of a payment after you initiate a debit from the customer’s account, though the average is five business days.