Payment methods

The payment methods offered by Mercado Pago vary by country.

Get the payment methods

You can get the payment methods as follows:

GET /v1/payment_methods

<?php
        require ('mercadopago.php');
        $mp = new MP ('ACCESS_TOKEN');
        $payment_methods = $mp->get('/v1/payment_methods');
        print_r ($payment_methods);
    ?>
curl -X GET \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
'https://api.mercadolibre.com/sites/SITE_ID/payment_methods?marketplace=NONE'

The SITE_ID depends on the country you are going to work in. The corresponding codes are:

  • MLA: Argentina.
  • MLB: Brasil.
  • MLC: Chile.
  • MLU: Uruguay.
  • MCO: Colombia.
  • MLV: Venezuela.
  • MPE: Perú.
  • MLM: México.

Also, you can get the payment methods supported for recurring payments/payments without CVV:

curl -X GET \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
'https://api.mercadolibre.com/sites/SITE_ID/payment_methods?marketplace=NONE&operation_type=recurring_payment'

Response

Plain

[
    {
        "id": "visa",
        "name": "Visa",
        "payment_type_id": "credit_card",
        "status": "active",
        "secure_thumbnail": "https://www.mercadopago.com/org-img/MP3/API/logos/visa.gif",
        "thumbnail": "http://img.mlstatic.com/org-img/MP3/API/logos/visa.gif",
        "deferred_capture": "supported",
        "settings": [
          {
            "card_number": {
              "validation": "standard",
              "length": 16
            },
            "bin": {
              "pattern": "^4",
              "installments_pattern": "^4",
              "exclusion_pattern": "^(451766|451772|405896|473711|451769|451765|451757|451764|439818|451377|451761|406290|499859|451751|489412|477053|446344|473721)"
            },
            "security_code": {
              "length": 3,
              "card_location": "back",
              "mode": "mandatory"
            }
          }
        ],
        "additional_info_needed": [
          "cardholder_name",
          "cardholder_identification_type",
          "cardholder_identification_number"
        ],
        "min_allowed_amount": 0,
        "max_allowed_amount": 250000,
        "accreditation_time": 0,
        "financial_institutions": [
        ]
    },
    ...
]

The results included in this response will coincide with the country associated with your Mercado Pago account. For more information about this feature and its attributes, go to [API reference]https://www.mercadopago.com.mx/developers/en/reference/payment_methods/_payment_methods/get/).

Payment methods by country

The payment methods available for each country are shown below.

Argentina

Payment Method Payment Type ID ID
Visa credit_card visa
Mastercard credit_card master
American Express credit_card amex
Diners Club International credit_card diners
Tarjeta Naranja credit_card naranja
Tarjeta Nativa credit_card nativa
Tarjeta Shopping credit_card shopping
Tarjeta Cencosud credit_card cencosud
Tarjeta CMR MasterCard credit_card cmr_master
Argencard credit_card argencard
Cordial credit_card cordial
Cordobesa credit_card cordobesa
Cabal credit_card cabal
Visa Debit debit_card debvisa
Mastercard Debit debit_card debmaster
Maestro debit_card maestro
Cabal Debit                   debit_card             debcabal
Pago Fácil ticket                 pagofacil
RapiPago ticket rapipago
Provincia Pagos ticket bapropagos
Carga Virtual ticket cargavirtual
Cobro Express ticket cobroexpress
Red Link atm redlink
Account money account_money account_money

Brasil

Payment Method Payment Type ID ID
Visa credit_card visa
Mastercard credit_card master
American Express credit_card amex
Hipercard credit_card hipercard
Diners Club International credit_card diners
Elo credit_card elo
Mercado Livre Card credit_card melicard
Boleto Bancario ticket bolbradesco
Account money account_money account_money
Giftcard digital_currency giftcard

Chile

Payment Method Payment Type ID ID
Visa credit_card visa
Mastercard credit_card master
American Express credit_card amex
Diners Club International credit_card diners
Tarjeta CMR credit_card cmr
Tarjeta Magna credit_card magna
Tarjeta Presto credit_card presto
Servipag ticket servipag
Red Compras (Webpay) bank_transfer webpay
Khipu bank_transfer khipu
Account money account_money account_money

Colombia

Payment Method Payment Type ID ID
Visa credit_card visa
Mastercard credit_card master
American Express credit_card amex
Diners Club International credit_card diners
Crédito Fácil Codensa credit_card codensa
Efecty ticket efecty
Davivienda ticket davivienda
PSE bank_transfer pse
Account money account_money account_money

Mexico

Payment Method Payment Type ID ID
Visa credit_card visa
Mastercard credit_card master
American Express credit_card amex
Visa Debit debit_card debvisa
Mastercard Debit debit_card debmaster
Tarjeta Mercado Pago prepaid_card mercadopagocard
Oxxo ticket oxxo
BBVA Bancomer atm bancomer
Banamex atm banamex
Santander atm serfin
Account money account_money account_money
Bitcoin digital_currency bitcoin

Peru

Payment Method Payment Type ID ID
Visa credit_card visa
Visa Debit dedit_card           debvisa
Diners Club International credit_card diners
Mastercard Debit debit_card debmaster
BCP, BBVA Continental or others atm pagoefectivo_atm
Account money account_money account_money

Uruguay

Payment Method Payment Type ID ID
Visa credit_card visa
Mastercard credit_card master
Diners Club International credit_card diners
OCA credit_card oca
Lider credit_card lider
Abitab ticket abitab
Red Pagos ticket redpagos
Account money account_money account_money

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