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Linked Accounts

Using Razorpay Route, you can split payments between multiple third parties, bank accounts or vendors by creating Linked Accounts for them. You can manage settlements, refunds and reconciliations by taking actions on these Linked Accounts.

You can also user Route to process refunds easily. A Linked Account can process individual and bulk refunds for customers from Razorpay Linked Account Dashboard using the due balance. Also, the Linked Accounts can use Refund Credits, a pool of funds explicitly created to manage refunds. The refund capability needs to be provided from your Route Dashboard.

The Linked Account users can use the Dashboard to:

The Linked Account users must contact you to obtain access to their Dashboard. You can enable the access for them from your Dashboard. The Linked Account users receive an email with the login credentials, which they can use to log into their Linked Account Dashboard.

Create Linked Accounts🔗

To transfer funds to various third parties, sellers, bank accounts or vendors, you need to add them as Linked Accounts.

When you add a Linked Account, you gain complete visibility and control of all the fund movements such as transfers, reversals and refunds for each of your Linked Accounts.

Every Linked Account has a unique account_id which should be stored in your database. This ID should be sent in the various APIs described in other sections to identify the Linked Account.

Watch Out!
After added, the Linked Account gets activated immediately and funds can be transferred right away. However, it takes 2 working days for Linked Account settlements, irrespective of your settlement schedule.

Required Details🔗

We collect the following details while adding the account:

Primary details
  1. Linked Account name
  2. Contact number
Bank details
  1. Account number
  2. Account type
  3. IFSC
  4. Beneficiary name

Add and Manage Linked Accounts🔗

Watch this video to see how to add Linked Accounts.

To create a Linked Account:

  1. Log into the Razorpay Dashboard and click the Route menu.

  2. Click Accounts tab, and then click + Add Account.

  3. Enter the Account Name and Account Email in the Add Account pop-up page.

  4. If you want to enable the Dashboard access for the Linked Account, turn on the toggle bar.

  5. Click Add.

  6. On the KYC Form pop-up page, enter Business Details and Bank Account Details, and then click Submit Form.

  7. The Linked Account is added successfully.

Grant Dashboard Access to Linked Accounts🔗

You can grant Dashboard access to your Linked Accounts. The Linked Account can log into the Dashboard with the email address provided at the onboarding time.

The recipient Linked Account is notified via an email along with a password reset option.

Watch Out!

  • While you can create a Linked Account without adding their email, you cannot grant them Dashboard access. The access can be granted or provided only after you add the email address of the Linked Account.

  • You cannot access the Linked Account Dashboard unless they add you as a team member from their Linked Account Dashboard.

Enable Refunds Capability🔗

Due to government regulations, in certain cases, the Linked Accounts need to directly process refunds to customers. You can enable refunds capability while adding a new account.

To enable refunds capability for an existing account:

  1. Navigate to the Accounts tab.
  2. Turn on the Allow Refunds toggle against the relevant account.

Enable Refund Credits🔗

Refund Credits help the Linked Account to process customer refunds from a dedicated funds than using the unsettled balance. You can enable Refund Credits for a Linked Account by sending an email to your Razorpay account manager with these details:

  • Linked account name
  • Email ID
  • Balance type (Refund Credit).

Export Account Information🔗

You can export account information in .csv format for your business needs. Click Export All (CSV) to download the details.

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