The Broadest set of Local Online Payment Methods

Brazilian Payment Methods

Our clients benefit from the broadest set of domestic payment methods and often immediately multiply their sales within Brazil.


Important for International Companies Entering Brazil


Brazil is a very particular market and it is important for international companies entering the country to understand that national payment methods account for 90% of all online purchases. Around 70% of credit cards issued in Brazil, including international labels, such as Visa and MasterCard, are limited to national purchases within Brazil and in the Brazilian currency called ‘Real’ (BRL) only. In addition, alternative payment methods, such as boleto bancário, can represent more than 50% of all the transactions in some segments, such as B2B.


Local payment methods are not available for international merchants without a local partner. Consequently, a local payment service provider, in addition to a local commercial presence and marketing or logistics services, are key to succeeding in Brazil.


Choice of Payment Methods


Credit card is the preferred payment method for most of the Brazilian online consumers, particularly when given the option to pay with installments. Businesses, on the other hand, generally prefer boleto bancário, a broadly used push payment method supported by all Brazilian banks and even ATMs, supermarkets and other points of sales. While the full set of domestic credit cards and boleto is a must, it is recommendable to also offer debit cards and online banking transfers in order to maximize sales conversions.


PagBrasil’s Payment Methods for Brazil:


  • Boleto bancário
  • – Boleto Flash™
    – Boleto Express


  • Local credit cards
  • – Visa
    – Mastercard
    – Diners
    – Amex
    – Hipercard
    – Elo
    – Aura
    – Cabal


  • Local credit card payments with installments

  • Recurring payments

  • Debit cards
  • – Banco do Brasil
    – Bradesco
    – Itaú
    – Caixa Econômica Federal
    – Santander
    – HSBC
    – Banrisul
    – Sicredi
    – Banco de Brasília
    – Mercantil
    – Safra
    – Rendimento
    – Banco da Amazônia
    – Bancoob
    – Banestes
    – Banco do Nordeste
    – … and we’re continuously adding more banks


  • Online banking transfer
  • – Bradesco Comércio Eletrônico
    – Banco do Brasil Comércio Eletrônico
    – Itaú Shopline
    – Banrisul Banricompras


  • National wire transfer
  • Cash deposits


Contact us to find out more about PagBrasil’s services.