Sofort is the most widespread payment method in Germany.

Based on wire transfer, it allows the buyer to be redirected to the secure payment site of his/her bank and thus to transfer the amount to pay to the merchant's account.

The merchant receives a real-time confirmation of payment, allowing him to ship the order more quickly.

Sofort Banking covers a large majority of Banks in several European countries, which makes it an essential payment method if you are willing to develop your business in Europe.

Supported currencies

  • EUR
  • PLN
  • CHF
  • SEK
  • GBP
  • CZK
  • HUF
Supported countries
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Czech Republic
  • United Kingdom
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland



  • Debit is immediate (no capture delay).
  • Transaction validation is automatic (no manual validation).
  • No capture file is sent to the acquirer.
  • Refund is possible only if you have associated your SOFORT Banking project to a bank account at Deutsche Handelsbank.