Key Updates: 

1. Deprecation of Dwolla V1 API

We have sunset all webhooks, scheduled payments, scheduled requests, and registrations that use our v1 API.

2. Start Closed Beta

For businesses looking for a pay‑as‑you‑go API integration, the Start plan is your answer. Currently in closed-beta phase, we are working with a limited number of customers to help us make the Start tier a great experience for our customers. If you think this may be the right fit for your company, please join our waitlist.

3. Operational Notifications 

Operational notifications are direct communications sent to a user when there is activity on their account. From account opening to transaction updates and user statuses, these operational alerts are necessary but difficult to implement yourself. Dwolla now offers a solution. 

Users typically have the ability to sign up for optional communications from businesses, such as newsletters, sale alerts and product updates. However, some transactional notifications, such as ‘payment initiated’ or ‘payment failed’ must be sent and it is best practice for businesses to alert users of account-related activity to make sure it was an intended action. Dwolla offers a solution to remove the burden from your developer team to create up to 27 operational emails. Use Dwolla’s ACH API to ensure operational notifications are delivered to your users—when they need them, with your branding.

4. Addenda Records

In addition to our white-labeled API, we empower businesses to showcase their name within the actual Automated Clearing House (ACH) transaction. This allows businesses to take their brand reach from beyond the boundaries of a website or app, but all the way to when customers are accessing their bank account or statements to also see your name.

An ACH transaction allows for what are referred to as “addenda records.” Addenda records provide a unique opportunity to supply your customers with more information about their transactions. Allowing businesses to include additional details about the transaction—such as invoice numbers—provides their end users with more information about the transaction in the comfort of their own bank statement. 

For businesses looking for a pay‑as‑you‑go API integration, the Start plan is your answer. Currently in closed-beta phase, we are working with a limited number of customers to help us make the Start tier a great experience for our customers. If you think this may be the right fit for your company, please join our waitlist.

Platform Reinforcements: 

1. Token endpoint update

If you are using Dwolla’s API v2 SDKs or an external REST client to retrieve an OAuth access token you will need to make updates before February 11th, 2019. Please review our developer documentation and allow ample time for testing the new token endpoint in the sandbox environment.

2. Platform update 

Dwolla systems continue to maintain excellent uptime in January, exceeding our uptime commitment of 99.9% uptime. 

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