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SOFORT banking is a real-time online payment service hugely popular in Germany and also available in seven other European countries – Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands
In 2013 the German based SOFORT AG merged with Klarna Bank AB, a Swedish bank, providing online financial services, after Klarna acquired SOFORT Banking from the majority shareholder Reimann Investors, becoming subsequently Klarna Group.
SOFORT and Klarna, however, continue to offer their service separately, and the Klarna payment services cover 14 countries – Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, and US.
SOFORT banking is based on the principle of a bank transfer. In contrast with a regular bank transfer, however, the client only has to verify the payment, while other details such as the amount and the receiver are already filled out. The advantage of SOFORT is that it eliminates the possibility of an eventual human error.
The transaction costs with SOFORT are 0.9% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee of 0.25 EUR per transaction.