Stripe is a secure payment processing platform. The online platform has a host of developer tools, making it a top choice for customization.
If you run an international business, it's important to know what countries you can accept payments from. Stripe supports 44 countries and 135 currencies, offering competitive rates for each country.
Yes, you can receive Stripe international payments - providing that they are from one of the platform’s supported currencies.¹
You should bear in mind that the payer’s bank account will need to be in the same country as their settlement currency for payments to go through.
There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, Stripe accounts in Canada support USD accounts based in Canada.²
With Stripe, you can also choose the payment methods that make the most sense for your business. This can help you expand into the international market.
Once you have a business account with Stripe, you will be able to see the various payment methods available to you. Simply log in and head to the ‘dashboard’ on the Stripe website, then you can select from the options presented.
Each payment method will offer different benefits, so it’s worth getting familiar with them and which countries they are most prominent in.³
|💰 Money-saving tip: If you receive payments in a currency that is the same as your bank account’s, Stripe does not perform currency conversion.⁴ With Wise, you can open one Wise account with multiple currencies to receive international payments.|
Stripe supports payments from 44 countries across several continents. This lets you grow your business and breach new markets.
While of course, you have large countries like the US and the UK, you can also receive payments from smaller countries such as Latvia and Cyprus.⁵
Here are the 44 countries:
|Available countries outside of Europe||Available countries in Europe|
If you’re looking to turn your idea into a budding business, Stripe Atlas is a powerful online platform that can help springboard your startup.
With this service, you can forego the tedious paperwork and complexity associated with starting a business. Plus, you can do so from anywhere in the world.⁶
Stripe Atlas helps entrepreneurs with everything from establishing a legal company name to filing the appropriate paperwork. You can also issue stock and set up a Stripe payment account easily, so you can charge your customers.
The international pricing fees for Stripe are more expensive than domestic fees, but the platform does offer customized packages for various business models.⁷
For every card transaction made through Stripe, there will be a percentage added and a small sum on top of that. For example, a payment from a Visa credit card based in the US will cost 2.9% plus an extra 30¢.
If the payment is from an international card, there will be an extra 1% added a further 1% if there is a currency conversion.
Stripe enforces a minimum and maximum limit for charge amounts, which depends on the currency that the customer pays in.⁸
For instance, the lowest charge amount for USD is $0.50, while for GBP it's £0.30.
Stripe also allows you to offer payment options to your customers in more than 135 currencies to help them avoid conversion fees.⁹
Stripe sets the daily mid-market rate and then takes an extra fee for the exchange you do for those payments made in other currencies.
|💰You can read the full guide to Stripe fees to find out more on this topic.|
You can link Stripe to your Wise account, and open multiple currencies, so the payment will always land in the account with the same currency - this way, Stripe does not charge currency conversion.
Wise is a great solution for sending and receiving multiple currencies.
You can also use the Wise Business account to manage your business finances, invoices and payrolls, in multiple currencies. Perfect for international businesses.
|🤓 Interested in learning more about Stripe? You'll love these articles:|
- Supported currencies
- Receiving payouts
- A guide to payment methods
- Receiving payouts
- Available Countries: Find Stripe in Your Country
- Stripe Atlas
- Pricing & fees
- Supported currencies
- Currency conversions
All sources checked 14 June 2021.
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