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Payment Processing for Hosts

After an influx of interest from hosts and hearing that were recommending Charge for Stripe as a good option for processing payments, we wanted to make it clear just how easy it is for you to process payments when people make a booking for your property.

Firstly, if you already have a Stripe account, you can use Charge for Stripe, no matter where you are in the world. If you don't have a Stripe account and reside in 1 of the 34 countries listed here, you can learn more about how to sign up for a free Stripe account here.
Charge for Stripe also makes it easy to process payments in a wide variety of currencies. Read more

Here are the main payment methods to help you get started:

Avoid the hassle of dealing with card details and send your customer a simple Payment Request. Include the amount, booking dates and enter your customer's email address and they will receive an email with a link to a secure payment form to enter their credit card details. Simple!
And you'll receive a notification once they've completed the payment. Read more

Standard Payments

Processing a standard payment takes only a few taps to complete, but be aware that you will need to have the card details including the CVC number, so be sure to have it handy. Read more

Pre-Auth Payments

If you're wanting to take a security bond to help cover costs in case something gets broken, Pre-auth payments will come in handy. You can pre-authorise a customer's credit card for a set amount which can either be cancelled, processed in full or processed in part. Be aware that pre-auth payments are only valid for 7 days, after which time they will be automatically cancelled if they haven't been processed or cancelled prior. Read more

We love helping hosts, so if you have any other queries, please scroll down and click 'Chat with us' and we'll be happy to assist you further!

Updated on: 18/09/2019

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