Increased transparency, increased growth, with a fixed fee for Bancontact

Increased transparency, increased growth, with a fixed fee for Bancontact

The Belgian market is very important to us. It was the first foreign market we expanded our business to and therefore has a special place in our heart. Three years have passed since we made our first step into the Belgian market and it has been a great success: the amount of Bancontact transactions processed by Mollie increased with 178% last year alone.

We are now managing payments for 50.000 businesses!

We are now managing payments for 50.000 businesses!

The past few months we have been dedicated to internationalizing our services, which has been inspired by our ambitious and fast growing clients. We are proud to have grown from a small start up to one of Europe’s biggest and leading payment service providers. We are very proud to announce that due to this growth, we are now providing payment services to 50.000 clients! A great achievement, for which we want to thank our loyal customers.

Introducing two new payment methods: EPS and Giropay

Introducing two new payment methods: EPS and Giropay

Today we are announcing the addition of two new payment methods to the Mollie product portfolio: EPS and Giropay. These payment methods will empower our merchants to grow in the German and Austrian market by enabling their customers to pay in a payment method they are familiar with.

EPS and Giropay are available through our clever yet simple API, built for both easy integration and handling high transaction volumes.

Grow your business in Austria

The Electronic Payment Standard (EPS) is a payment method developed by various Austrian banks. This makes EPS the main bank transfer payment method in Austria and highly popular with Austrian shoppers. With Mollie you can integrate EPS quickly and start processing payments right away. You only pay for successful transactions and there are no hidden fees involved.

Offer Giropay payments to your German clients

Giropay is a popular bank transfer payment method in Germany. It uses more than 1,500 German banks, which makes it a payment method your German customers can trust. Implementing Giropay through Mollie is easy, there’s no lengthy signup process and we have free, open-source packages and plugins available for most coding languages and e-commerce platforms to let your customers pay in the payment method of their preference.

Localize the payment experience to advance your international growth

During the last couple of months Mollie has been focusing on making the payment experience familiar and convenient for all of our merchants and their customers abroad. To fit our merchant’s needs we've introduced a Multicurrency feature that enables a flawless experience for customers with international cards. Advancing your business opportunities across borders became even easier with Mollie localized checkout, which allows your customers to shop in their native language. Ready to advance your business on the German and Austrian market? Check our support articles and see if your plugin supports EPS and Giropay.

Improve your international experience by localizing your checkout

Improve your international experience by localizing your checkout

As businesses grow internationally and acquire more foreign customers, it’s important to adjust accordingly. After all, international customers have different needs and expectations. To advance international opportunities we are now offering the option to localize your checkout.

Mollie adds Multicurrency, to advance international growth

Mollie adds Multicurrency, to advance international growth

Over the years we have been happy to continuously welcome new customers and be a part of their growing businesses. Seeing our merchants grow made us realize that, at some point, growing means internationalizing. To catalyze this internationalization we are introducing Multicurrency. A new feature, providing our customers the opportunity to grow wherever they want.

National Holiday Belgium

Because of the Belgium National Holiday all banks will be closed on Wednesday November 1st. Settlements can be created and send, but they won't be transferred to your bank account. The transfers will be done on Thursday.

Mollie launches gift cards

Today, we’re announcing the addition of a new payment method to Mollie’s products: gift cards. Starting today, all merchants who have an agreement with one or more of the supported gift card brands, can accept online gift card payments through Mollie.

Mollie currently supports the most used Dutch gift card brands: Nationale EntertainmentCard, Webshop Giftcard, Podium Cadeaukaart, VVV Giftcard and YourGift. If you are a licensed retailer for any of these issuers, integrating them into your checkout is as easy as turning on the payment method in your Dashboard Settings.

If you’re a retailer for multiple supported gift cards brands, using Mollie allows you to accept them all through a single integration.

Consumers who choose to pay for their purchases using gift cards, enter the card number and, if required, the PIN which is found on the card and might be hidden behind a scratch-off layer. Using gift cards, consumers can pay partial or full amounts. If there’s a remaining amount, another gift card of the same brand can be redeemed or any other activated payment method can be used.

As always, we only charge you for successful transactions. The cost of a successful gift card transaction is 0,25 EUR.

Not a licensed retailer yet? There’s a lot of advantages to it. The Dutch gift card industry saw a turnover of more than 2 billion EUR in 2014 And a 2015 report by the Dutch tourist office found that 41% of consumers spend more than the gift card’s worth when they redeemed it. Adding gift cards as a payment method also amplifies your reach in your specific market through exposure from the gift card issuer.

To use the gift card payment method, you’ll first need to enter into an agreement with one or more issuers. Payouts are handled by the issuers as well.

Click here for more information about the payment method.

Improvements to SEPA Bank Transfer for German consumers

Improvements to SEPA Bank Transfer for German consumers

Over the past couple of weeks, we optimised the SEPA Bank Transfer payment method for German consumers. We integrated a German IBAN, which provides improvements for both our German customers and German consumers that use this payment method. Instead of being asked to transfer funds to a foreign, in this case Dutch, bank account, they can now transfer funds to a German IBAN, which will increase trust and transaction speeds.

What do you have to do to use this German IBAN? That depends on whether you use the Mollie Checkout or use the Mollie API to generate payment details like bank account numbers and references. When using the Mollie Checkout you don’t have to do anything, our processes automatically localise the experience for your customers and use the German IBAN when relevant. If you use the Mollie API you can ensure that the German IBAN is displayed by giving the locale parameter the value de_DE when generating payments for German customers.

In 2015, we added a Belgian IBAN for Belgian consumers and noticed great improvements. We expect our customers operating in Germany will see the same.

Migrating to a new datacenter (completed)

Update: we have completed the migration to our new data center. Follow our status page to stay updated.

This change will not affect the payment services.

Somewhere in the near future, there will be a change in our network structure.

This change will mean that the webhook requests you receive, will come from new IP addresses. If you use a firewall or security plugin on your website or server, and you have whitelisted our IP addresses,  you may experience some problems . We recommend to NOT whitelist our IP addresses. The way how our API works makes this unnecessary. Whitelisting adds complexity, but no additional security.

If you still wish to whitelist our IP addresses, please add these two IP addresses to the whitelist: 87.233.229.26 and 87.233.229.27. Do not remove the existing IP addresses!
In case this information is too technical, or when you do not have access to the whitelist, please send this e-mail to your technical advisor.