Setting up Credit Card Donations

How do I enable credit card donations?
Go to “Donation Settings” and enter your personal information to get started. If you're a new streamer, we recommend starting with PayPal. If you are getting an error saying you need to have a verified account please refer to Streamlabs Account Verification.

Do I need to have a bank account to set up credit card donations?
Yes, you will need a checking account in order to accept credit card donations.

Is there a way to move money from the credit card option to Paypal?
No, this is not possible because the credit card processor does not allow it. 

I need to change the country associated with my account, what should I do?
You will need to open a ticket to change the country information on your account.

What countries are supported?
The following are the supported countries for our credit card donation option:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

My country is not on the list, what do I select?
If your country is not on the list then it is not a supported location for the processor. You will need to use one of the other payment options available, such as PayPal, Skrill or Unitpay.

What fees are applied to credit card donations?
The standard fee charged by the credit card processor is 2.9%+ .30 cents USD. This fee will vary by country of streamer and donor.
Any overpayment of fees from the viewer will be automatically added to the streamer’s account.
There is also a 2% currency exchange fee if your donor is donating with a different currency than what you stated in your onboarding.

Can people chargeback credit card donations?
Yes, your donations can be charged back through the donors credit card company. If a chargeback occurs you should follow up by submitting a ticket. 

What happens when I get a chargeback?
Streamlabs will be elected to contest your chargeback and you will receive an email notification that you have received a chargeback. It is your responsibility to provide necessary evidence to dispute your casein a timely matter. You should do so by submitting a ticket as soon as possible. 

What are the fees associated with chargebacks?
All fees from chargebacks are deducted from your pending balance by our card processor (from the main balance if there is no pending). When your account gets a chargeback, $15 and the original charge amount will be deducted from your account. This $15 fee is imposed by the credit card processor, not Streamlabs. If the chargeback is won, the $15 fee will be returned to your account.

Does Streamlabs take anything from credit card donations?
Streamlabs does not take any fee from credit card donations and never will. All fees are collected by the credit card processor.


Confirming your Account

Verification is handled directly by Streamlabs only handles sending this info via API.
If your information is rejected it means that Stripe's system has rejected it.

How old do I need to be to use this option?
You must be 18 years or older.

Why do I need to provide my Social Security Number?
Like your ID, this is needed for the payment processor to confirm your identity and to make sure there are no illegal transactions taking place.
If you are providing your information for the first time, it will only require the last 4 digits of your social security number.
If you failed the verification, the second and additional verification will ask for your full social security number.

Why do I need to upload my ID?
You will need to upload your ID in order to withdraw funds to your bank account.
This is information requested by the credit card processor for identity verification.

What type of IDs can I upload for verification?
You can upload a copy of your Driver's License or Passport. If your image is too blurry and cannot be read, it will be automatically declined by the payment processor. Make sure your image is clear so you do not have to go through the verification process multiple times.
Facebook photos, selfies, pictures of you and your friend(s), random pictures from the internet, fake IDs DO NOT count as legitimate images for verification.
ID's must be in color and it must contain an image of the entire ID.

Does Streamlabs save my personal information?
Streamlabs does not save any personal information that you enter or submit for credit card donations. The information is sent straight to the credit card processor and they hold and verify the information.




Where can I see my credit card donations?
Go to your donation settings to view your pending and current balance.

What is available balance and pending balance?
Available balance is what you are able to withdraw to your bank account. Pending balance is money that is still processing. When you receive money it will remain pending for 2-3 business days. After those days are up it will move into your balance.

Why is there a pending balance on my account?
Pending balance is money that is still going through the process.
After 2-3 business days the money will move into your balance and you can withdraw it to your bank.

How often can I withdraw my funds?
You can withdraw your funds as often as you like as long as there is money in your available balance. There is a 0.5% fee for each withdrawal that you make under $2000. Anything over $2000 will have a flat fee of $10. If you make multiple withdrawals in a month, you will not be charged for more than $10 in withdrawal fees.

How long does it take to withdraw my money?
Withdrawals can take up to 3-5 business days.
If you have not received your withdrawal and 5 days have passed please submit a ticket.

Are my donors able to see my personal information such as name and address?
No, your donors will not be able to see any personal information.

Can I reset my bank account?
Assuming you have not withdrawn the funds, you can request the bank account to be reset.
 > To request a bank account reset, submit a ticket.

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