A payment method represents the payment instrument used by your customer. Payment methods can be used one-off to create a transaction or a payment method can be stored in our vault for future use.


The payment method API can be used to:

  • List all the vaulted payment methods for all buyers.
  • Vault a payment method so that it can be used in the future without involving the customer.
  • Request previously used and vaulted payment methods for a specific buyer.
  • Determine the available payment methods for a buyer, currency, and country.

There is no need to use these APIs directly if you are using one of our SDKs. Embed automatically stores eligible payment methods against these APIs and can even bind them to a buyer you’ve previously created.