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ABN AMRO sees Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) as a way to make a huge contribution to creating secure, social and ground-breaking digital ecosystems. We believe that working more closely with third parties will offer opportunities to accelerate innovation and further improve our services to our clients. That is why we provide you our Developer Portal and APIs.

The APIs of ABN AMRO are the technical interfaces to access the services of the bank as an external party. To connect, you can use our Developer Portal. It provides you with everything needed to be effective and productive in building on our APIs.

More information:

  • Go to our Get Started guide to find out how you can connect to our APIs.

  • At API Products you will find inspiration about what you could build.

  • Do you need a feature or API Product beyond what we currently offer? Please send us a request.

Any company or developer wanting to use the ABN AMRO APIs to build new customer experiences can register, subscribe to a sandbox version of the APIs and start testing. If you want to go to production you will have to contact us.

To get access to the ABN AMRO Developer Portal and use the sandbox, the first step is to get a developer account. You can create it at the Registration page. After submitting, we will send you an email with an activation link. Activate your account by following that link and you are ready to go!

Go to Get Started for further instructions about the development of your application. We cannot wait to see your work!

The Developer Portal and sandbox APIs only require acceptance of our Terms of Use and do not require any further contract signing. Some APIs will require contract signing for access to production, which will be done during the onboarding for production APIs.

Signing up to the Developer Portal and testing using the sandbox is free of charge. On API Products you can find general information about pricing for specific APIs. ABN AMRO may agree on appropriate fees for use of production APIs through a separate agreement.

Contact us for more information.

To test the sandbox APIs you need an access token. This access token can be generated using the OAuth API. Sandbox APIs can be tested using any popular REST client like POSTMAN, or on the Developer Portal using the Operations & Sandbox page of an API.

For sandbox testing use: api-sandbox.abnamro.com. For production APIs use: api.abnamro.com.

Once you have tested your application and related proposition(s) in our sandbox environment, you can submit a request to go live.

  • First, create a new App for production. By doing so, you will get a different API-Key which you can use for your production environment.

  • To get production access, it is important that both your account and App details are registered correctly.

  • Subscribe to the API products you want to use in the production environment.

  • Submit your request and contact us us to request production access. Depending on the API, our API Services team might contact you to discuss the details of your request.

  • Once approved, you are ready to use our API in a live environment.

Here are some tips to resolve problems with logging in and registering at the ABN AMRO Developer Portal.

Email Confirmation Issues:

When you register at the ABN AMRO Developer Portal, you will receive an email with an activation link. You need to click on the link or paste it in the browser and hit enter to activate your account. In some cases, the email might get caught in a spam filter. Please ensure you have api.support@nl.abnamro.com in your trusted sender list.

Password Resets:

If you are having issues with logging in, you can also reset your password by going to reset password. This will allow you to change your password through an email delivered to your inbox.

To do this, please use our contact form. We love to hear your feedback and ideas.

We are continuously working on improving the developer experience and will add new API as time goes by. At API Products you will find an overview of the APIs we provide, things you could build, upcoming APIs and our ideas. Also read our Developer Blog or subscribe to the news letter to stay up-to-date.

Did not find what you need? Working closely together will offer opportunities to accelerate innovation and further improve services to our clients. Do you need a feature or API Product beyond what we currently offer? Please send us a request.

Besides fully usable live API Products, we also provide early access to APIs that are in development and our (experimental) ideas. Each indicated by different colored banners, these are the development stages we use:

  • Live (no banner): complete API product that is live and available to use.

  • Closed Beta: beta version of an API Product available for testing for a limited amount of participants

  • Upcoming: API that is in development and due to be released as a live product shortly, but not currently not available for testing.

  • Prototype: simulated environment which can be used for development but not in a live digital product.

  • Idea: experimental API idea that may become a complete and live product in the future.

A number of changes will take place in the area of payment services. These changes relate to a new European directive PSD2 (Payment Services Directive). One of the main objectives of PSD2 is to boost competition and innovation in the area of payment services.

The most significant change for ABN AMRO customers is that they will be able to give licensed third parties access to their current accounts. For the customer, this will enhance and create new experiences.

Alongside banks, other companies and organisations will be able to access account information and initiate payment services. This can only be done with permission of the customer.

Want more information regarding the PSD2 regulation? Here are some useful websites to visit:

  • ABN AMRO Bank N.V.:
    Visit our website for general customer information about PSD2 and frequently asked questions.

  • De Nederlandsche Bank (Central Bank of The Netherlands):
    Visit the website of the DNB for a full overview and updates on PSD2 arrangements in the Netherlands. Provided information includes new services, security & privacy, rights & regulations and supervision - by the DNB, The Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets, Authority for Consumers & Markets and the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

  • Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (Dutch Data Protection Authority):
    Visit the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority for information about explicit consent and other privacy related topics.

When you require access as a third party service provider to ABN AMRO accounts, you need a PSD2 license from a local competent authority and a PSD2 QWAC EIDAS SSL certificate. In the Netherlands, the local competent authority is 'De Nederlandsche Bank' (DNB). If you require access to accounts in other countries you need a license in that country as well.

NOTE:

With Tikkie you can create payment requests that you can share via any channel you want. And Tikkie Fast Checkout enables customers of your (web)shop to checkout without entering customer’s details like email and address information all the time.

Go to the Tikkie website if you want to learn more about Tikkie in general. Or go to the Tikkie FAQ for answers to specific questions.

In order to go to production, you need to have a Tikkie contract and an ABN AMRO business account. Click here to enroll. Next, you can contact API Support. We will help you move your application to production.