The HIPS API is organized around REST. Our API has predictable, resource-oriented URLs, and uses HTTP response codes to indicate API errors. We use built-in HTTP features, like HTTP authentication and HTTP verbs, which are understood by off-the-shelf HTTP clients. We support cross-origin resource sharing, allowing you to interact securely with our API from a client-side web application (though you should never expose your secret API key in any public website’s client-side code). JSON is returned by all API responses, including errors, although our API libraries convert responses to appropriate language-specific objects.



Use apps from our partners to get started with Hips and to do more with your Hips account—no code required.

To make the API as explorable as possible, accounts have test mode and live mode API keys. There is no “switch” for changing between modes, just use the appropriate key to perform a live or test transaction. Requests made with test-mode credentials never hit the banking networks and incur no cost.


Still on V1?

Clients still using the V1 API should upgrade. This documentation is for the V2 API.