Amounts & Limits

Payment MethodType of FlowMinimum Payment AmountMaximum Payment Amount
Debit & credit cardsPayments$0.50N/A
Wire transferPaymentsN/AN/A
Wire transferPayoutsN/AN/A
SEPA transferPayments$0.01Credit: $999,999,999
Instant: $100,000
SEPA transferPayouts$0.01Credit: $3,000,000
Instant: $3,000,000

Card Payments

As Circle charges a processing fee that includes a fixed amount and a percentage for card payments, we enforce a minimum amount when creating a payment. This is to make sure that you don’t lose money on a payment.


There are no maximum card payment amount constraints. Obviously, the underlying card networks might apply constraints that are outside of our control.

Bank Wire Transfers

No minimum or maximum amount constraints apply to bank wire transfers processed by Circle (whether payments or payouts). Your bank might restrict bank wire transfers you initiate below certain thresholds.

SEPA Transfers

Payments using SEPA credit transfer must be less than a $1 billion per transfer. While SEPA instant transfers have a maximum of $100,000 per transfer.

Payouts using SEPA credit or instant transfers are limited to a maximum of $3 million per transfer.

SEPA credit and instant transfers require a minimum of $0.01.

Other Payment Methods 🔜

We're constantly working on new payments rails support. We will publish the parameters for maximum and minimum amounts on those payment methods once they become available.


There are no pre-defined limits to the individual or aggregate payments / payouts amounts you can originate via API. Depending on the payment method, Circle might reserve the right to request that you maintain a minimum balance on your Circle account.