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Settlement

 

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The following procedure applies to card-based payment methods. Please be aware that the settlement process for certain APMs (Alternative Payment Methods) may deviate from the below. For this reason it is important that you read the relevant documentation when adding APMs to your solution.

 

Once a transaction has been authorised, the funds are then reserved against the customer’s account for 7 days. The instruction to transfer the funds is scheduled daily when we submit a batch of all pending transactions to your acquirer.

 

This process is called settlement and is outlined below:

1
The initial phase of the settlement process occurs when we submit a file to your acquirer. The file contains all transactions that are in status ‘pending settlement’, and this occurs daily.
2
When your acquirer has received the settlement file, they commence the process of physically settling the money into your nominated bank account. The time frame of this payment differs between banks, and is not determined by Trust Payments. If reserved funds are not settled, they are released back onto the customer’s card. We recommend that you regularly sign in to MyST to check the status of your payments.

 

Deferred settlement

Settlement can be deferred for certain transactions. You can request this by modifying the payment request, or transactions may be deferred by our internal fraud system. You should therefore sign in to MyST on a regular basis, to check the status of your transactions.

 

Settle status

Settle status 0

Settle status 0 – Pending settlement

Transaction that has been authorised by card issuer for payment.

  • Settles automatically.
  • Can be updated or cancelled.
  • Does not currently require action from the merchant.
  • May be suspended by future Fraud checks and Duplicate checks, if enabled.
Settle status 1

Settle status 1 – Pending settlement (manual override)

Transaction that has been authorised by card issuer for payment.

  • Settles automatically.
  • Can be updated or cancelled.
  • Does not require further action from merchant.
  • Bypasses fraud and duplicate checks, if enabled.
Settle status 10

Settle status 10 – Settling

Details of this transaction have been sent to the acquiring bank for settlement.

  • Does not require further action from merchant.
  • Settles automatically.
  • Cannot be updated or cancelled.
Settle status 100

Settle status 100 – Settled

Transaction has been settled into the merchant’s account.

  • Does not require further action from merchant.
  • Cannot be updated or cancelled.
  • Can be refunded (unless all funds have already been refunded).
Settle status 2
Settle status 2 – Suspended

Transaction has been suspended, and will not settle without action from the merchant.

  • Transactions can be suspended by merchants to prevent settlement, allowing for manual investigation.
  • Transactions can be suspended by Trust Payments if fraud or duplicate checks (if enabled) raise an issue.
  • If left in a suspended state for 7 days after the authorisation date, the transaction will be cancelled automatically (updated to settle status ‘3’). This limit is extended to 31 days for pre-authorisations.
  • The merchant can update transactions in settle status ‘2’ to the following states:
    ‘0’ – Allows settlement to occur, providing the transaction passes fraud checks.
    ‘1’ – Allows settlement to occur, bypassing fraud checks.
    ‘3’ – Manually cancels the transaction.
Settle status 3

Settle status 3 – Cancelled

Transaction has been cancelled and will not settle.

  • This can be due to an error or due to the transaction being declined.
  • If a transaction is left in a suspended state (settle status ‘2’) for 7 days after the authorisation date, the transaction will be cancelled automatically. This limit is extended to 31 days for pre-authorisations.
  • Merchants can also manually update transactions to settle status to ‘3’ to cancel them.
  • Cancelled transactions cannot be updated.

 


 

Additional resources

Payouts

Warning
The following content assumes you have obtained the necessary PCI certification to process and submit sensitive cardholder data in the request to our Webservices API.

If you are unsure, please contact our Support Team for assistance.

 

Payouts are similar to standard refunds, except they can be performed independently of other transactions. The benefits of performing payouts include:

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Payouts are also known as Credit Fund Transfers (CFT) or Original Credit Transfers (OCT).
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Payouts processed with Visa Direct are processed online, with the customer’s account typically being credited within 30 minutes.

 

Please contact your account manager to check if you are eligible to enable Visa Direct on your account.

 

Requirements

You will need to have a CFT Merchant Number associated with your Trust Payments account. If you are unsure if your merchant number supports this, we recommend contacting your bank for clarification. Additionally, please ensure you are following any guidelines outlined by your bank before proceeding.

 

Payout request

Using parent transaction

The following is an example of such a request:

Warning
Ensure the submitted accounttypedescription is “CFT”, otherwise a regular REFUND will be processed instead of a payout.

#!/usr/bin/python
import securetrading
  
stconfig = securetrading.Config()
stconfig.username = "[email protected]"
stconfig.password = "Password1^"
st = securetrading.Api(stconfig)
  
payout= {
  "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
  "sitereference": "test_site12345",
  "accounttypedescription": "CFT",
  "parenttransactionreference": "1-2-345678"
}
  
strequest = securetrading.Request()
strequest.update(payout)
stresponse = st.process(strequest) #stresponse contains the transaction response
<?php

if (!($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../../../autoload.php')) && !($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../vendor/autoload.php'))) {
  throw new Exception('Composer autoloader file could not be found.');
}
require_once($autoload);

$configData = array(
  'username' => '[email protected]',
  'password' => 'Password1^',
);

$requestData = array(
'requesttypedescriptions' => array('REFUND'),
'sitereference' => 'test_site12345',
'accounttypedescription' => 'CFT',
'parenttransactionreference' => '1-2-345678'
);

$api = \Securetrading\api($configData);
$response = $api->process($requestData);
var_dump($response->toArray());

?>
curl --user [email protected]:Password1^ <DOMAIN>/json/ -H "Content-type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" -X POST -d '{
"alias": "[email protected]",
"version": "1.00",
"request": [{
  "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
  "sitereference": "test_site12345",
  "accounttypedescription": "CFT",
  "parenttransactionreference": "1-2-345678"
}]}'
{"alias":"[email protected]","version":"1.00","request":[{"requesttypedescriptions":["REFUND"],"sitereference":"test_site12345","accounttypedescription":"CFT","parenttransactionreference":"1-2-345678"}]}
<requestblock version="3.67">
  <alias>[email protected]</alias>
  <request type="REFUND">
    <operation>
      <sitereference>test_site12345</sitereference>
      <accounttypedescription>CFT</accounttypedescription>
      <parenttransactionreference>1-2-345678</parenttransactionreference>
    </operation>
  </request>
</requestblock>

Replace <DOMAIN> with a supported domain. Click here for a full list.

 

Without parent

As an alternative to the above, you can also submit a payout request without reference to a parent transaction. In this scenario, you will instead need to submit the customer’s payment details in the payout request. Please see the following example:


#!/usr/bin/python
import securetrading
  
stconfig = securetrading.Config()
stconfig.username = "[email protected]"
stconfig.password = "Password1^"
st = securetrading.Api(stconfig)
  
payout= {
        "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
        "sitereference": "test_site12345",
        "accounttypedescription": "CFT",
        "baseamount": "1050",
        "currencyiso3a": "GBP",
        "pan": "4111111111111111",
        "expirydate": "12/2020",
        "securitycode": "123"
}
  
strequest = securetrading.Request()
strequest.update(payout)
stresponse = st.process(strequest) #stresponse contains the transaction response
<?php
if (!($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../../../autoload.php')) && !($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../vendor/autoload.php'))) {
  throw new Exception('Composer autoloader file could not be found.');
}
require_once($autoload);

$configData = array(
'username' => '[email protected]',
'password' => 'Password1^',
);

$requestData = array(
'requesttypedescriptions' => array('REFUND'),
'sitereference' => 'test_site12345',
'accounttypedescription' => 'CFT',
'baseamount' => '1050',
'currencyiso3a' => 'GBP',
'pan' => '4111111111111111',
'expirydate' => '12/2020',
'securitycode' => '123'
);

$api = \Securetrading\api($configData);
$response = $api->process($requestData);
var_dump($response->toArray());

?>
curl --user [email protected]:Password1^ <DOMAIN>/json/ -H "Content-type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" -X POST -d '{
"alias": "[email protected]",
"version": "1.00",
"request": [{
  "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
  "sitereference": "test_site12345",
  "accounttypedescription": "CFT",
  "baseamount": "1050",
  "currencyiso3a": "GBP",
  "pan": "4111111111111111",
  "expirydate": "12/2020",
  "securitycode": "123"
}]}'
{"alias":"[email protected]","version":"1.00","request":[{"requesttypedescriptions":["REFUND"],"sitereference":"test_site12345","accounttypedescription":"CFT","baseamount":"1050","currencyiso3a":"GBP","pan":"4111111111111111","expirydate":"12\/2020","securitycode":"123"}]}
<requestblock version="3.67">
  <alias>[email protected]</alias>
  <request type="REFUND">
    <billing>
      <payment>
        <expirydate>12/2020</expirydate>
        <pan>4111111111111111</pan>
        <securitycode>123</securitycode>
      </payment>
      <amount currencycode="GBP">1050</amount>
    </billing>
    <operation>
      <sitereference>test_site12345</sitereference>
      <accounttypedescription>CFT</accounttypedescription>
    </operation>
  </request>
</requestblock>

Replace <DOMAIN> with a supported domain. Click here for a full list.

 

Field specification

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When reading the following specification, please ensure that you reference the relevant code examples for your chosen language.

 

Field Format Description
accounttypedescription
XPath: /operation/accounttypedescription
Alpha (20) Must be “CFT”.
baseamount
XPath: /billing/amount
Numeric (13) The refund amount in base units, with no commas or decimal points. e.g. £10.99 would be submitted as “1099” but ¥246 would be submitted as “246”.

(Max length of amount may vary depending on your acquiring bank – Contact your bank for further info)

currencyiso3a
XPath: /billing/amount/@currencycode
Alpha (3) The currency that the transaction will be processed in.

Click here for a full list of available currencies.

expirydate
XPath: /billing/payment/expirydate
Date MM/YYYY If you would like to process a refund with an updated expiry date, the new value is submitted in this field.
orderreference
XPath: /merchant/orderreference
Alphanumeric including
symbols (255)
Your unique order reference that can be stored on Trust Payments’s system.

If this is not submitted, it is inherited from the parent AUTH request, provided a parenttransactionreference has been included.

pan
XPath: /billing/payment/pan
Numeric (12-19) This is the long number printed on the front of the customer’s card.

We return a masked version of this PAN in the response, in the field maskedpan. e.g. “411111######1111”

parenttransactionreference
XPath: /operation/parenttransactionreference
Alphanumeric
& hyphens (25)
You can submit the transaction reference of the AUTH request that you would like to refund.
requesttypedescriptions
XPath: /@type
Alphanumeric
& hyphens (25)
The request type required is “REFUND”.
securitycode
XPath: /security/securitycode
Numeric (3-4) This is the three digit security code printed on the back of the card.

(For AMEX cards, this is a 4 digit code found on the front of the card)

We strongly recommend submitting this value for the processing of security code checks.

Additionally, some banks may decline the payment if the security code is not present.

sitereference
XPath: /operation/sitereference
Alphanumeric
& underscore (50)
A unique reference that identifies your account. You receive this when you first sign up with us.

 

Payout response

The response returned has the same structure as a standard REFUND, except that the accounttypedescription returned is “CFT”:


{
  u 'requestreference': u 'Agv3epv31',
    u 'version': u '1.00',
    u 'response': [{
      u 'transactionstartedtimestamp': u '2016-12-07 15:44:33',
        u 'parenttransactionreference': u '1-2-345678',
        u 'livestatus': u '0',
        u 'issuer': u 'SecureTrading Test Issuer1',
        u 'dccenabled': u '0',
        u 'settleduedate': u '2016-12-07',
        u 'errorcode': u '0',
        u 'orderreference': u 'My_Order_123',
        u 'tid': u '27880001',
        u 'merchantnumber': u '00000000',
        u 'merchantcountryiso2a': u 'GB',
        u 'transactionreference': u '1-2-345679',
        u 'merchantname': u 'Test Merchant',
        u 'paymenttypedescription': u 'VISA',
        u 'baseamount': u '1050',
        u 'accounttypedescription': u 'CFT',
        u 'acquirerresponsecode': u '00',
        u 'requesttypedescription': u 'REFUND',
        u 'securityresponsesecuritycode': u '0',
        u 'currencyiso3a': u 'GBP',
        u 'authcode': u 'TEST REFUND ACCEPTED',
        u 'errormessage': u 'Ok',
        u 'operatorname': u '[email protected]',
        u 'securityresponsepostcode': u '0',
        u 'maskedpan': u '411111######1111',
        u 'securityresponseaddress': u '0',
        u 'issuercountryiso2a': u 'US',
        u 'settlestatus': u '0'
    }]
}
array(3) {
  ["requestreference"] => string(9) "A19beknpr"
  ["version"] => string(4) "1.00"
  ["response"] => array(1) {
    [0] => array(28) {
      ["transactionstartedtimestamp"] => string(19) "2016-12-09 10:21:13"
      ["parenttransactionreference"] => string(10) "1-2-345678"
      ["livestatus"] => string(1) "0"
      ["issuer"] => string(26) "SecureTrading Test Issuer1"
      ["dccenabled"] => string(1) "0"
      ["settleduedate"] => string(10) "2016-12-09"
      ["errorcode"] => string(1) "0"
      ["orderreference"] => string(12) "My_Order_123"
      ["tid"] => string(8) "27880001"
      ["merchantnumber"] => string(8) "00000000"
      ["securityresponsepostcode"] => string(1) "0"
      ["transactionreference"] => string(10) "1-2-345679"
      ["merchantname"] => string(13) "Test Merchant"
      ["paymenttypedescription"] => string(4) "VISA"
      ["baseamount"] => string(4) "1050"
      ["accounttypedescription"] => string(3) "CFT"
      ["acquirerresponsecode"] => string(2) "00"
      ["requesttypedescription"] => string(6) "REFUND"
      ["securityresponsesecuritycode"] => string(1) "0"
      ["currencyiso3a"] => string(3) "GBP"
      ["authcode"] => string(20) "TEST REFUND ACCEPTED"
      ["errormessage"] => string(2) "Ok"
      ["operatorname"] => string(23) "[email protected]"
      ["merchantcountryiso2a"] => string(2) "GB"
      ["maskedpan"] => string(16) "411111######1111"
      ["securityresponseaddress"] => string(1) "0"
      ["issuercountryiso2a"] => string(2) "US"
      ["settlestatus"] => string(1) "0"
    }
  }
}
{"requestreference":"W23-qc7t4h8a","version":"1.00","response":[{"transactionstartedtimestamp":"2016-12-07 15:50:37","parenttransactionreference":"1-2-345678","livestatus":"0","issuer":"SecureTrading Test Issuer1","dccenabled":"0","settleduedate":"2016-12-07","errorcode":"0","baseamount":"1050","tid":"27880001","merchantnumber":"00000000","merchantcountryiso2a":"GB","transactionreference":"1-2-345679","merchantname":"Test Merchant","paymenttypedescription":"VISA","orderreference":"My_Order_123","accounttypedescription":"CFT","acquirerresponsecode":"00","requesttypedescription":"REFUND","securityresponsesecuritycode":"0","currencyiso3a":"GBP","authcode":"TEST REFUND ACCEPTED","errormessage":"Ok","operatorname":"[email protected]","securityresponsepostcode":"0","maskedpan":"411111######1111","securityresponseaddress":"0","issuercountryiso2a":"US","settlestatus":"0"}],"secrand":"0V2j6j0kl2R1UU"}
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<responseblock version="3.67">
  <requestreference>X1u3u92dg</requestreference>
  <response type="REFUND">
    <merchant>
      <tid>27880001</tid>
      <merchantnumber>00000000</merchantnumber>
      <merchantcountryiso2a>GB</merchantcountryiso2a>
      <merchantname>Test Merchant</merchantname>
      <orderreference>My_Order_123</orderreference>
      <operatorname>[email protected]</operatorname>
    </merchant>
    <transactionreference>1-2-345679</transactionreference>
    <billing>
      <amount currencycode="GBP">1050</amount>
      <payment type="VISA">
        <pan>411111######1111</pan>
        <issuercountry>US</issuercountry>
        <issuer>SecureTrading Test Issuer1</issuer>
      </payment>
      <dcc enabled="0"/>
    </billing>
    <timestamp>2019-12-17 11:16:05</timestamp>
    <error>
      <message>Ok</message>
      <code>0</code>
    </error>
    <acquirerresponsecode>00</acquirerresponsecode>
    <live>0</live>
    <authcode>TEST REFUND ACCEPTED</authcode>
    <operation>
      <parenttransactionreference>1-2-345678</parenttransactionreference>
      <accounttypedescription>CFT</accounttypedescription>
    </operation>
    <settlement>
      <settleduedate>2019-12-17</settleduedate>
      <settlestatus>0</settlestatus>
    </settlement>
    <security>
      <address>0</address>
      <postcode>0</postcode>
      <securitycode>0</securitycode>
    </security>
  </response>
  <secrand>V1utOQ5A</secrand>
</responseblock>

 

Refunds

Warning
The following content assumes you have obtained the necessary PCI certification to process and submit sensitive cardholder data in the request to our Webservices API.

If you are unsure, please contact our Support Team for assistance.

 

After processing a payment, it is possible to pay the customer back by submitting a REFUND request. This page will walk you through the process.

 

Process overview

  1. Merchant submits REFUND request.
  2. Trust Payments validates the request and contacts the bank.
  3. Trust Payments processes the refund with the relevant acquirer.
  4. Trust Payments receives results of the request and passes this back to the merchant.
  5. Merchant receives and interprets this response.

 

Requirements

 

REFUND request

Full refund

The following example REFUND request performs a full refund on the specified AUTH:


#!/usr/bin/python
import securetrading
  
stconfig = securetrading.Config()
stconfig.username = "[email protected]"
stconfig.password = "Password1^"
st = securetrading.Api(stconfig)
  
refund= {
  "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
  "sitereference": "test_site12345",
  "parenttransactionreference": "1-2-345678"
}
  
strequest = securetrading.Request()
strequest.update(refund)
stresponse = st.process(strequest) #stresponse contains the transaction response
<?php

if (!($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../../../autoload.php')) && !($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../vendor/autoload.php'))) {
  throw new Exception('Composer autoloader file could not be found.');
}
require_once($autoload);

$configData = array(
  'username' => '[email protected]',
  'password' => 'Password1^',
);

$requestData = array(
  'requesttypedescriptions' => array('REFUND'),
  'sitereference' => 'test_site12345',
  'parenttransactionreference' => '1-2-345678'
);

$api = \Securetrading\api($configData);
$response = $api->process($requestData);
var_dump($response->toArray());

?>
curl --user [email protected]:Password1^ <DOMAIN>/json/ -H "Content-type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" -X POST -d '{
"alias": "[email protected]",
"version": "1.00",
"request": [{
  "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
  "sitereference": "test_site12345",
  "parenttransactionreference": "1-2-345678"
}]}'
{"alias":"[email protected]","version":"1.00","request":[{"requesttypedescriptions":["REFUND"],"sitereference":"test_site12345","parenttransactionreference":"1-2-345678"}]}
<requestblock version="3.67">
  <alias>[email protected]</alias>
  <request type="REFUND">
    <operation>
      <sitereference>test_site12345</sitereference>
      <parenttransactionreference>1-2-345678</parenttransactionreference>
    </operation>
  </request>
</requestblock>

Replace <DOMAIN> with a supported domain. Click here for a full list.

 

Full refund with updated expiry date

The following example REFUND request performs a full refund on the specified AUTH, using a new card expiry date. The new expiry date is submitted in the expirydate field.


#!/usr/bin/python
import securetrading
  
stconfig = securetrading.Config()
stconfig.username = "[email protected]"
stconfig.password = "Password1^"
st = securetrading.Api(stconfig)
  
refund= {
  "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
  "sitereference": "test_site12345",
  "parenttransactionreference": "1-2-345678",
  "expirydate": "05/2025"
}
  
strequest = securetrading.Request()
strequest.update(refund)
stresponse = st.process(strequest) #stresponse contains the transaction response
<?php

if (!($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../../../autoload.php')) && !($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../vendor/autoload.php'))) {
  throw new Exception('Composer autoloader file could not be found.');
}
require_once($autoload);

$configData = array(
'username' => '[email protected]',
'password' => 'Password1^',
);

$requestData = array(
'requesttypedescriptions' => array('REFUND'),
'sitereference' => 'test_site12345',
'parenttransactionreference' => '1-2-345678',
'expirydate' => '05/2025'
);

$api = \Securetrading\api($configData);
$response = $api->process($requestData);
var_dump($response->toArray());

?>
curl --user [email protected]:Password1^ <DOMAIN>/json/ -H "Content-type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" -X POST -d ' {
"alias": "[email protected]",
"version": "1.00",
"request": [{
  "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
  "sitereference": "test_site12345",
  "parenttransactionreference": "1-2-345678",
  "expirydate": "05/2025"
}]}'
{"alias":"[email protected]","version":"1.00","request":[{"requesttypedescriptions":["REFUND"],"sitereference":"test_site12345","parenttransactionreference":"1-2-345678","expirydate":"05\/2025"}]}
<requestblock version="3.67">
  <alias>[email protected]</alias>
  <request type="REFUND">
    <billing>
      <payment>
        <expirydate>05/2025</expirydate>
      </payment>
    </billing>
    <operation>
      <sitereference>test_site12345</sitereference>
      <parenttransactionreference>1-2-345678</parenttransactionreference>
    </operation>
  </request>
</requestblock>

Replace <DOMAIN> with a supported domain. Click here for a full list.

 

Partial refund

The following example REFUND request performs a partial refund on the specified AUTH. You can specify the amount to be refunded in the baseamount field.


#!/usr/bin/python
import securetrading
  
stconfig = securetrading.Config()
stconfig.username = "[email protected]"
stconfig.password = "Password1^"
st = securetrading.Api(stconfig)
  
refund= {
  "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
   "sitereference": "test_site12345",
   "parenttransactionreference": "1-2-345678",
   "baseamount": "2001"
}
  
strequest = securetrading.Request()
strequest.update(refund)
stresponse = st.process(strequest) #stresponse contains the transaction response
<?php

if (!($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../../../autoload.php')) && !($autoload = realpath(__DIR__ . '/../vendor/autoload.php'))) {
  throw new Exception('Composer autoloader file could not be found.');
}
require_once($autoload);

$configData = array(
'username' => '[email protected]',
'password' => 'Password1^',
);

$requestData = array(
'requesttypedescriptions' => array('REFUND'),
'sitereference' => 'test_site12345',
'parenttransactionreference' => '1-2-345678',
'baseamount' => '2001'
);

$api = \Securetrading\api($configData);
$response = $api->process($requestData);
var_dump($response->toArray());

?>
curl --user [email protected]:Password1^ <DOMAIN>/json/ -H "Content-type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" -X POST -d '{"alias": "[email protected]",
"version": "2001",
"request": [{
  "requesttypedescriptions": ["REFUND"],
  "sitereference": "test_site12345",
  "parenttransactionreference": "1-2-345678",
  "baseamount": "200"
}]}'
{"alias":"[email protected]","version":"2001","request":[{"requesttypedescriptions":["REFUND"],"sitereference":"test_site12345","parenttransactionreference":"1-2-345678","baseamount":"200"}]}
<requestblock version="3.67">
  <alias>[email protected]</alias>
  <request type="REFUND">
    <billing>
      <amount>200</amount>
    </billing>
    <operation>
      <sitereference>test_site12345</sitereference>
      <parenttransactionreference>1-2-345678</parenttransactionreference>
    </operation>
  </request>
</requestblock>

Replace <DOMAIN> with a supported domain. Click here for a full list.

 

Field specification

Info
When reading the following specification, please ensure that you reference the relevant code examples for your chosen language.

 

Field Format Description
baseamount
XPath: /billing/amount
Numeric (13) The refund amount in base units, with no commas or decimal points. e.g. £10.99 would be submitted as “1099” but ¥246 would be submitted as “246”.

This amount cannot be greater than the final amount settled into your bank account.

You can opt to perform a partial refund by submitting a lower amount here.

If this field is not present, the full amount of the transaction will be refunded. (Max length of amount may vary depending on your acquiring bank – Contact your bank for further info)

chargedescription
XPath: /merchant/chargedescription
Alphanumeric including
symbols (25)
This is a description of the payment that appears on the customer’s bank statement.

Only supported by certain acquiring banks.

Specification of this field will depend on your acquiring bank. For further information, please contact our Support Team.

Valid characters:

  • Uppercase/lowercase A-Z
  • Numbers 0-9
  • Spaces
  • Punctuation: + – _ . @ ( )
expirydate
XPath: /billing/payment/expirydate
Date MM/YYYY If you would like to process a refund with an updated expiry date, the new value is submitted in this field.
orderreference
XPath: /merchant/orderreference
Alphanumeric including
symbols (255)
Your unique order reference that can be stored on the Trust Payments system.

If this is not submitted, it is inherited from the parent AUTH request.

parenttransactionreference
XPath: /operation/parenttransactionreference
Alphanumeric
& hyphens (25)
This field must contain the transaction reference of the AUTH request that you would like to refund.
requesttypedescriptions
XPath: /@type
Alpha (20) The request type required is “REFUND”.
sitereference
XPath: /operation/sitereference
Alphanumeric
& underscore (50)
A unique reference that identifies your account. You receive this when you first sign up with us.

The site reference submitted in the REFUND request must be the same as the site reference used to process the parent AUTH request.

 

REFUND response


{
  u 'requestreference': u 'Ak70u1ujh',
    u 'version': u '1.00',
    u 'response': [{
      u 'transactionstartedtimestamp': u '2016-12-07 15:14:00',
        u 'parenttransactionreference': u '1-2-345678',
        u 'livestatus': u '0',
        u 'issuer': u 'SecureTrading Test Issuer1',
        u 'dccenabled': u '0',
        u 'settleduedate': u '2016-12-07',
        u 'errorcode': u '0',
        u 'orderreference': u 'My_Order_123',
        u 'tid': u '27882788',
        u 'merchantnumber': u '00000000',
        u 'merchantcountryiso2a': u 'GB',
        u 'transactionreference': u '1-2-345679',
        u 'merchantname': u 'Test Merchant',
        u 'paymenttypedescription': u 'VISA',
        u 'baseamount': u '2001',
        u 'accounttypedescription': u 'ECOM',
        u 'acquirerresponsecode': u '00',
        u 'requesttypedescription': u 'REFUND',
        u 'securityresponsesecuritycode': u '0',
        u 'currencyiso3a': u 'GBP',
        u 'authcode': u 'TEST REFUND ACCEPTED',
        u 'errormessage': u 'Ok',
        u 'securityresponsepostcode': u '0',
        u 'maskedpan': u '411111######1111',
        u 'securityresponseaddress': u '0',
        u 'issuercountryiso2a': u 'US',
        u 'operatorname': u '[email protected]',
        u 'settlestatus': u '0'
    }]
}
array(3) {
  ["requestreference"] => string(9) "Acdefhwxy"
  ["version"] => string(4) "1.00"
  ["response"] => array(1) {
    [0] => array(28) {
      ["transactionstartedtimestamp"] => string(19) "2016-12-09 10:06:13"
      ["parenttransactionreference"] => string(10) "1-2-345678"
      ["livestatus"] => string(1) "0"
      ["issuer"] => string(26) "SecureTrading Test Issuer1"
      ["dccenabled"] => string(1) "0"
      ["settleduedate"] => string(10) "2016-12-09"
      ["errorcode"] => string(1) "0"
      ["orderreference"] => string(12) "My_Order_123"
      ["tid"] => string(8) "27882788"
      ["merchantnumber"] => string(8) "00000000"
      ["securityresponsepostcode"] => string(1) "0"
      ["transactionreference"] => string(10) "1-2-345679"
      ["merchantname"] => string(13) "Test Merchant"
      ["paymenttypedescription"] => string(4) "VISA"
      ["baseamount"] => string(4) "2001"
      ["accounttypedescription"] => string(4) "ECOM"
      ["acquirerresponsecode"] => string(2) "00"
      ["requesttypedescription"] => string(6) "REFUND"
      ["securityresponsesecuritycode"] => string(1) "0"
      ["currencyiso3a"] => string(3) "GBP"
      ["authcode"] => string(20) "TEST REFUND ACCEPTED"
      ["errormessage"] => string(2) "Ok"
      ["merchantcountryiso2a"] => string(2) "GB"
      ["maskedpan"] => string(16) "411111######1111"
      ["securityresponseaddress"] => string(1) "0"
      ["issuercountryiso2a"] => string(2) "US"
      ["operatorname"] => string(23) "[email protected]"
      ["settlestatus"] => string(1) "0"
    }
  }
}
{"requestreference":"W23-22rd4301","version":"1.00","response":[{"transactionstartedtimestamp":"2016-12-07 15:31:48","parenttransactionreference":"1-2-345678","livestatus":"0","issuer":"SecureTrading Test Issuer1","dccenabled":"0","settleduedate":"2016-12-07","errorcode":"0","baseamount":"2001","tid":"27882788","merchantnumber":"00000000","merchantcountryiso2a":"GB","transactionreference":"1-2-345679","merchantname":"Test Merchant","paymenttypedescription":"VISA","orderreference":"My_Order_123","accounttypedescription":"ECOM","acquirerresponsecode":"00","requesttypedescription":"REFUND","securityresponsesecuritycode":"0","currencyiso3a":"GBP","authcode":"TEST REFUND ACCEPTED","errormessage":"Ok","securityresponsepostcode":"0","maskedpan":"411111######1111","securityresponseaddress":"0","issuercountryiso2a":"US","operatorname":"[email protected]","settlestatus":"0"}],"secrand":"SNQVg"}
<responseblock version="3.67">
  <requestreference>Xk3mvyk5v</requestreference>
  <response type="REFUND">
    <merchant>
      <merchantname>Test Merchant</merchantname>
      <orderreference>My_Order_123</orderreference>
      <tid>27882788</tid>
      <merchantnumber>00000000</merchantnumber>
      <merchantcountryiso2a>GB</merchantcountryiso2a>
      <operatorname>[email protected]</operatorname>
    </merchant>
    <transactionreference>1-2-345679</transactionreference>
    <billing>
      <amount currencycode="GBP">2001</amount>
      <payment type="VISA">
        <issuer>SecureTrading Test Issuer1</issuer>
        <issuercountry>US</issuercountry>
        <pan>411111######1111</pan>
      </payment>
      <dcc enabled="0"/>
    </billing>
    <authcode>TEST REFUND ACCEPTED</authcode>
    <live>0</live>
    <error>
      <message>Ok</message>
      <code>0</code>
    </error>
    <timestamp>2012-10-08 12:46:11</timestamp>
    <acquirerresponsecode>00</acquirerresponsecode>
    <security>
      <address>0</address>
      <postcode>0</postcode>
      <securitycode>0</securitycode>
    </security>
    <settlement>
      <settleduedate>2012-10-08</settleduedate>
      <settlestatus>0</settlestatus>
    </settlement>
    <operation>
      <parenttransactionreference>1-2-345678</parenttransactionreference>
      <accounttypedescription>ECOM</accounttypedescription>
    </operation>
  </response>
  <secrand>f</secrand>
</responseblock>

The specification of the REFUND response is the same as the standard AUTH response, except the requesttypedescription field has value “REFUND”. You will need to check the fields returned are correct. In particular, ensure the errorcode is “0” (indicating the request was processed successfully) and that the settlestatus is NOT “2” or “3” (indicating funds will not settle).

 


 

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