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Subaccount Hierarchy Model

Paysafe offers the subaccount model only for special cases where the solution requires this type of configuration.

For more information, see Subaccounts

The following subaccounts hierarchy structure is used to mirror the relationships between various business units.

Name Description Relationship
Partner This represents the entity integrated with Paysafe. Paysafe creates the Merchant Setup Config for each partner. The API calls happen between the Partner and Paysafe and is identified with the Merchant Setup Config id. A partner can have more than one associated configurations. 
Business/Merchant Legal Entity (BLE) This represents one of your merchants you have on-boarded. This should represent the Legal Entity under which the business is held. A Partner can have one or more BLE's linked to it.
Doing Business As (DBA) This represents the various Locations or Websites that are run by the BLE. This represents the various trading entities that come under the BLE. A BLE can have one or more DBA's linked to it.
Account This is the account on the Paysafe platform through which transactions are processed. This is the parent account under which the subaccounts will be created. Different payment method/currency combinations can be specified for each account. 
Subaccount This is the settlement account to distribute payments among multiple accounts. It includes the bank at which the transactions will be settled. Add a settlement bank account for each subaccount.

Subaccount Model allows partners to have control of their platform and multiple merchant accounts. In order to create the subaccount, we need to create and enable the Master Account first as shown in the above diagram.

  • We have 3 levels of accounts:

    • Platform Account (to collect fees)

    • Master Account (processing account)

    • Sub Account (Accounts with bank details for "funding and withdrawals")

How it works?

  • The Master Account processes the transaction, but must distribute the amount to the Sub Account and Platform account (since it is only a processing account). For more information, see Subaccounts
  • Contact your Account Manager to understand which model fits your needs. The following information is for introductory purposes.
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