April 2023

April Fool's Day may be over, but our changelog is no joke!


🎉 New

Returning a new type of document_id for 🇲🇽 Mexico

With our Owners resource, you can retrieve a new type of document_id: RFC (Registro Federal de Contribuyentes). This is a type of document in Mexico that owners can provide to their institution to open an account. Here’s the updated list just in case:

Added new institution type to display in the widget

There’s a new institution type you can set to display in the widget: employment! This new type will let you display employment institutions such as IMMSS.

Check our institution types article to learn how to set it up.


💪 Improved

Enum BIWEEKLY changed to FORTNIGHTLY for accuracy

In our Incomes response, we return the frequency with which transactions are received. To be more precise and avoid confusion, we changed the value BIWEEKLY to FORTNIGHTLY to describe incomes received every two weeks. Here’s the updated list:

🐞 Fixed

Language input returns an error

We had a bug in Incomes (EYOD) that caused the language input to return an invalid_choice error. Sorry about that! This is now fixed.

Wrong income type in Incomes

We noticed there was one wrong income_type listed by mistake in our Incomes resource: the category PENSION shouldn’t have been there. We fixed it right away and here’s the list:

⚠️ Deprecated

Removed institution from our Incomes resource response

We decided to simplify things and remove institution from the Incomes response.

Payment Initiation

🎉 New

New resource in the house: Payment intents!

For those using our Payment Initiation solution in 🇨🇴 Colombia (PSE), we’ve got news for you! The Payment Intents resource will walk you through the necessary steps that you need to guide your user through in order to complete the payment flow. You can check this out in our API Reference.

But that’s not all! To help you navigate the different payment intent flows, we created dedicated guides for Payment intents in 🇨🇴 Colombia (PSE) and updated our ur Postman collection so you can test them out!

And another resource: Payment webhooks!

To keep you always in the loop with your payment flows, we added Payment Webhooks to our API Reference. You can use this resource to register a payment webhook that will let you know about relevant updates that occur during the payment process (such as bank account creation, payment status updates, and so on). Of course, we’ve also updated our Payment webhooks article with this info if you want to know more. 😎

Added last_used and created_at info to our Secret keys resource.

We know that Secret Keys hold sensitive data and we think it’s important to know when secret keys were created and used. That’s why now with every request you make to our Secret keys resource, we return last_used and created_at info.

Added legal_entity to our payment institutions

We take regulatory compliance to heart! So, to be compliant with Brazil’s regulatory authority, we now return the legal_entity name of payment institutions. Check our API Reference for more info on Payment Institutions.

💪 Improved

Bank number now required for PSE

Now the bank account number is required for when you want to register a beneficiary bank account for PSE in Colombia 🇨🇴.

Improved description for our amount field in Payment Links and Payment Intents

When you’re creating a payment link or a payment intent, you can actually choose to send through the amount to be paid by your customer as:

  • a string or an integer for PSE (🇨🇴 Colombia)
  • a string or a float for OFPI (🇧🇷 Brazil)

We’ve added more info on these options in our request parameters to be clearer and to help you collect payments from your customers without hassle.

You can check out our Payment Links and Payment Intents resources for more info.

With ❤️, the Belvo development team.