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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: For production APIs use:

To switch from sandbox to production mode, you need to contact us.

You will also need to provide us with some additional information about your company and your use case. Once we’ve given you final approval for access, you will receive the production key that lets you switch from test to production APIs.

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 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): Full working API Product available for third parties to use.

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

  • Simulation: Simulated environment which can be used for development, but not in a live digital product.

  • Upcoming: API that is in development and publicly announced, but not available for testing.

  • Idea: Ideas for API Products that we might create in the future, depending on testing results and user interest.

In 2018, 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). The most significant change is that you will be able to give a company or organisation access to your current accounts.

Only registered Account Information Service Providers (AISPs) or Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs) with a license from “De Nederlandsche Bank” can use the PSD2 APIs. Respectively these APIs are Account Information Service (AIS) or Payment Initiation Service (PIS). AISPs or PISPs that are registered in another member state need a passporting notification from “De Nederlandsche Bank”.

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.

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.

Sign up here to get a Tikkie contract. Next, you can contact us. We will help you move your application to production.