Getting started

It's easy to start testing our APIs and integrate them in your own application. Follow the 5 steps below and you'll be up and running soon.


1. Sign up and start exploring our APIs

Sign up now to create an account and get started. It will take just a few seconds and it’s free.

Create an account

After signing up, please check your e-mail and follow the instructions to log in. If you don't receive an e-mail within a few minutes, make sure it hasn't been sent to your spam folder.

We recommend you to log into our portal when using it because we have a lot of documentation that is only readable when logged in.

If you'd like to specifically read about the PSD2 regulation, PSD2 APIs, SCA methods, Contingency Mechanism, Performance Statistics, you can find that info here:

Handelsbanken PSD2 APIs

When you're ready to read more about all our API products and Country Specific Information (which covers business rules, attributes, implementation guidelines), you can find that here:

Handelsbanken APIs

2. Register your app

Before you can send a request to our APIs, you need to register your app. Once your app has been created, a Client ID will be generated and this Client ID is required to access the Sandbox APIs.

The Client ID is the unique identifier for each of your registered apps and must be submitted with all API calls.

3. Implement our APIs

When a Client ID has been obtained, you must then subscribe to the APIs you want to implement. When you've subscribed, you will recieve notifications regarding any updates we make to them.

Once you reach this stage, you are now ready to start using our APIs in your new app!

Please note that whilst exploring our APIs, you'll also find code examples in different programming languages to help you get up and running.

For implementation help, please read the Technical Guidelines.

Technical Guidelines

4. Test and verify

In order to ensure that your app is well tested before going live, it is crucial to test the integration with our APIs in the Sandbox.

We recommend that you use our Sandbox test data documentation to help test your APIs. The documentation is located under our Technical Guidelines (just click the link below to go straight to it).

Sandbox test data

5. Live data prerequisites

Before you go live, there are some important steps that you must have completed in order to be able to access PSD2 API Live Data.

1. Receive authorisation from a Local Competent Authority to become a Third Party Provider (TPP).
2. Receive a PSD2 eIDAS certificate (QWAC) or a UK Open Banking certificate (OBWAC) from a Qualified Trust Service Provider (QTSP).

To access Live Data, please read our guidelines in the link below.

Live Data Enrollment