Building Statements

Bond provides APIs that allows you to create compliant statements for your end users with ease. In this guide, you'll learn how to use Bond's APIs and statement templates to build and customize statements for your users.

To create statements for your users, you will need to:

  1. Gather the data needed for your statements
  2. Get the appropriate statement disclosures from Bond's Operations and Compliance team
  3. Build a template
  4. Substitute values into the template

Once these steps have been completed, you'll have compliant statements ready to distribute to your end users.

Get statement data

To construct a statement, you will need statement data for the billing month, as well as customer information to print on the statement. For this, you'll need to make the following API calls:

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Get statement calls

For this API call, the statement month you use for the {mm} path variable is the month the statement period started, not ended. The value will depend on whether the statement period ends before or at the end of the month.

As an example, for the statement ending EOD on July 27th 2022 for account with ID 057c6074-a02d-4a5a-bad9-bbc64b047df7, you would use 06 as the month value:

/accounts/057c6074-a02d-4a5a-bad9-bbc64b047df7/statements/2022/06

However, if the statement coincides with the end of the month, such as EOD on July 31st 2022, the statement period will begin on July 1st 2022, and the month value would be 07:

/accounts/057c6074-a02d-4a5a-bad9-bbc64b047df7/statements/2022/07

We'll reference the response to this API call as statement_response.
The statement_response will depend on the account type (deposit or credit), as shown below:

{
  "statement_id": "c11fc6d8-9865-45b7-b3de-583257abe33e",
  "account_id": "654dc482-96f9-4012-b2e3-fb73a5a17c97",
  "statement_month": "2022-02",
  "type": "deposit",
  "statement_start_date": "2022-01-21",
  "statement_end_date": "2022-02-20",
  "fees": 0,
  "transactions": [
    {
      "transaction_id": "cea15fcb-48dd-4c3d-a0d5-564ea360c6c9",
      "transaction_date": "2022-02-13",
      "settled_date": "2022-02-13",
      "amount": 1458,
      "transaction_description": "atm fee",
      "transaction_type": "Fee"
    }
  ],
  "deposit": {
    "beginning_balance": 1000057,
    "withdrawals": 20057,
    "deposits": 325000,
    "ending_balance": 1305000
  }
}
{
  "statement_id": "38677cf1-6f3f-4c5b-96dc-77d0bc724eda",
  "account_id": "654dc482-96f9-4012-b2e3-fb73a5a17c97",
  "statement_month": "2022-02",
  "type": "credit",
  "statement_start_date": "2022-01-21",
  "statement_end_date": "2022-02-20",
  "fees": 0,
  "transactions": [
    {
      "transaction_id": "c6671a52-f942-4a3b-99ce-d98496c1f6d3",
      "transaction_date": "2022-02-13",
      "settled_date": "2022-02-13",
      "amount": 1458,
      "transaction_description": "Amazon LLC",
      "transaction_type": "Purchase"
    }
  ],
  "credit": {
    "payment_due_date": "2022-03-15",
    "previous_balance": 78515,
    "new_balance": 850,
    "available_credit": 150,
    "credit_limit": 1000,
    "minimum_payment_due": 35,
    "interest_charged": 0,
    "purchases": 850,
    "payments_and_credits": 247
  }
}

We'll reference the response to this API call as customer_response.
A sample customer_response is shown below:

{
  "customer_id": "8559dec0-2edb-4c3c-a3c5-32de10174c34",
  "brand_person_id": "7b18da9e-0217-4ecb-8454-8c0ab8bedc14",
  "bond_brand_id": "e2b37ab8-5e6e-4538-bbe0-35121b481845",
  "date_created": "2020-10-26T21:48:57.287919",
  "dob": "1997-12-25",
  "first_name": "James",
  "middle_name": "Herbert",
  "last_name": "Bond",
  "ssn": "XXX-XX-6789",
  "phone": "650-123-4567",
  "email": "[email protected]",
  "kyc_requests_available": 3,
  "addresses": [
    {
      "address_id": "9e8241d2-ac5e-41c6-8b38-b3fe44387266",
      "address_type": "PHYSICAL",
      "street": "345 California St.",
      "street2": "Suite 600",
      "city": "San Francisco",
      "state": "CA",
      "zip_code": "94104-2657",
      "country": "US",
      "is_primary": true,
      "deliverability": "deliverable",
      "date_created": "2020-10-26T21:48:57.287919"
    },
    {
      "address_id": "242c459e-6bd5-4158-89ee-550f0bdd133d",
      "address_type": "MAILING",
      "street": "111 Lake Tahoe Rd.",
      "street2": "",
      "city": "San Francisco",
      "state": "CA",
      "zip_code": "12345",
      "country": "US",
      "is_primary": false,
      "deliverability": "undeliverable",
      "date_created": "2020-10-26T21:48:57.287919"
    }
  ]
}

We'll reference the response to this API call as account_response. The account_response will depend on the account type, as shown below:

{
  "account_id": "057c6074-a02d-4a5a-bad9-bbc64b047df7",
  "date_updated": "2020-08-16T19:39:34Z",
  "date_created": "2020-08-15T19:39:34Z",
  "program_id": "e242686d-3bb7-4543-8438-0aa682e14696",
  "customer_id": "1114ae62-5fe1-4b21-b4fb-f2b158d8e21e",
  "type": "deposit",
  "status": "active",
  "description": "string",
  "routing_number": "547897762",
  "account_number": "574771265",
  "balance": {
    "current_balance": 1000,
    "available_balance": 950,
    "previous_statement_balance": 17312,
    "currency": "USD"
  },
  "cards": [
    "7c45101a-82de-49e5-b01d-50151b54312d"
  ],
  "deposit": {}
}
{
  "account_id": "057c6074-a02d-4a5a-bad9-bbc64b047df7",
  "date_updated": "2020-08-16T19:39:34Z",
  "date_created": "2020-08-15T19:39:34Z",
  "customer_id": "1114ae62-5fe1-4b21-b4fb-f2b158d8e21e",
  "type": "credit",
  "status": "active",
  "balance": {
    "current_balance": 45412,
    "available_balance": 48312,
    "previous_statement_balance": 17312,
    "currency": "USD"
  },
  "program_id": "232e9951-e03a-47b2-9c9a-64ec0c02b69f",
  "description": "",
  "routing_number": "547897762",
  "account_number": "574771265",
  "cards": [
    "5145b38c-2d63-46be-bb68-3815d50ae4a6"
  ],
  "credit": {
    "credit_limit": 1000,
    "security_deposit_account_id": "3abc7efb-5827-48bb-8931-be6fe08f905c",
    "statement": {
      "close_date": "2020-08-05",
      "balance": 187575
    },
    "apr": {
      "purchase": 11.99,
      "cash_advance": 19.99,
      "penalty": 2.99,
      "balance_transfer": 14.99
    },
    "payment": {
      "due_date": "2020-08-05",
      "minimum_payment_percent": 9.99,
      "minimun_payment": 35
    }
  }
}
{
  "account_id": "057c6074-a02d-4a5a-bad9-bbc64b047df7",
  "date_updated": "2020-08-16T19:39:34Z",
  "date_created": "2020-08-15T19:39:34Z",
  "customer_id": "1114ae62-5fe1-4b21-b4fb-f2b158d8e21e",
  "type": "credit",
  "status": "active",
  "balance": {
    "current_balance": 45412,
    "available_balance": 48312,
    "previous_statement_balance": 17312,
    "currency": "USD"
  },
  "program_id": "232e9951-e03a-47b2-9c9a-64ec0c02b69f",
  "description": "",
  "routing_number": "547897762",
  "account_number": "574771265",
  "cards": [
    "5145b38c-2d63-46be-bb68-3815d50ae4a6"
  ],
  "credit": {
    "credit_limit": 1000,
    "security_deposit_account_id": "3abc7efb-5827-48bb-8931-be6fe08f905c",
    "statement": {
      "close_date": "2020-08-05",
      "balance": 187575
    },
    "apr": {
      "purchase": 11.99,
      "cash_advance": 19.99,
      "penalty": 2.99,
      "balance_transfer": 14.99
    },
    "payment": {
      "due_date": "2020-08-05",
      "minimum_payment_percent": 9.99,
      "minimun_payment": 35
    }
  }
}

Note: if you are making bulk API calls to our services at the end of a month to create statements for all your users, you will need to limit your request frequency in order to avoid being rate-limited by our APIs.

Bond's global rate limit across all your API calls is 1000 API calls per minute, so you should aim to stay very well below that as you're executing bulk API requests to pull data for statements.

Get disclosures

Statements for consumer programs are required to contain certain disclosures to inform your users of specific rights. Depending on your program, your disclosures may be different. Contact your Bond operations point-of-contact to get the relevant disclosures for your program.

Build a template

By providing you with the data you need to create your statements, we allow you to customize and style your statements to match the branding of your product. However, we encourage you to start with the example HTML templates below, so that you can ensure that it fits the basic structure that is expected from compliant statements.

Example credit statement:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Monthly Account Statement</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1>Monthly Account Statement</h1>
    <h2>Account Summary</h2>
    <p>$customer_name</p>
    <p>$customer_address</p>
    <h4>Summary of Account Activity</h4>
    <p>Previous balance: $previous_balance</p>
    <p>Payments and Credits: $payments_and_credits</p>
    <p>Purchases: $purchases</p>
    <p>Fees: $fees</p>
    <p>New balance as of $end_date: $new_balance</p>
    <h4>Credit Limit</h4>
    <p>Credit Limit: $credit_limit</p>
    <p>Available Credit: $available_credit</p>
    <p>Statement Start Date: $start_date</p>
    <p>Statement Closing Date: $end_date</p>
    <h4>Payment Information</h4>
    <p>New balance as of $end_date: $new_balance</p>
    <p>Payment Due: $payment_due</p>
    <p>Payment Due Date: $payment_due_date</p>
    <p><b>Late Payment Warning</b>: If we do not receive your payment by the date listed above, you may have to pay a late fee of up to $late_fee</p>
    <h4>Questions?</h4>
    <p>Call Customer Service: $customer_service_number</p>
    <p>Lost or Stolen Credit Card: $lost_stolen_number</p>
    <hr> 
    <p>$bank_address</p>
    <p>Account Number: $account_number</p>
    <p>New Balance: $new_balance</p>
    <p>Minimum Payment Due: $new_balance</p>
    <p>Payment Due Date: $payment_due_date</p>
    <p>AMOUNT ENCLOSED: </p>
    <div style='border: 1px solid #000; padding: 20px'></div>
    <p>Please send billing inquiries and correspondence to: $billing_inquiry_address </p>
    <h4>Your rights</h4>
    INSERT YOUR RIGHTS SECTION
    <hr> 
    <p>Billing period: $start_date - $end_date</p>
    <table>
      <tr>
        <th>Transactions</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <th>Transaction Date</th>
        <th>Posted Date</th> 
        <th>Description</th>
        <th>Amount</th>
      </tr>
      $transaction_rows
    </table>
  </body>
</html>

Example deposit account statement:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Monthly Account Statement</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1>Monthly Account Statement</h1>
    <h2>Account Summary</h2>
    <p>$customer_name</p>
    <p>$customer_address</p>
    <h4>Summary of Account Activity</h4>
    <p>Previous balance: $previous_balance</p>
    <p>Payments and Credits: $payments_and_credits</p>
    <p>Purchases: $purchases</p>
    <p>Fees: $fees</p>
    <p>New balance as of $end_date: $new_balance</p>
    <h4>Questions?</h4>
    <p>Call Customer Service: $customer_service_number</p>
    <p>Lost or Stolen Credit Card: $lost_stolen_number</p>
    <hr> 
    <p>Please send billing inquiries and correspondence to: $billing_inquiry_address </p>
    <h4>Your rights</h4>
    INSERT YOUR RIGHTS SECTION
    <hr> 
    <p>Statement period: $start_date - $end_date</p>
    <table>
      <tr>
        <th>Transactions</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <th>Transaction Date</th>
        <th>Posted Date</th> 
        <th>Description</th>
        <th>Amount</th>
      </tr>
      $transaction_rows
    </table>
  </body>
</html>

Substitute template

Once you have a statement that's ready for your users, you can substitute values into your statement based on the statement data you retrieved earlier.

In addition to the data you retrieved earlier in statement_response, customer_response, and account_response, note that there are also the following static values common across all statements:

  • customer_service_number: The general customer service number end-users should use for your program
  • lost_stolen_number: The number end-users should use for for lost/stolen cards

Below is an example of substituting data into the template and converting into a PDF.

Note: For security purposes, the script below masks the account numbers provided in the account_response before substitution into the HTML statement template. It is important to do this for every statement, as account_response uses full account numbers.

from string import Template

template = t = Template(template_str)
statement_str = t.substitute(
    previous_balance=statement_response['data'][0]['credit']['previous_balance'],
    payments_and_credits=statement_response['data'][0]['credit']['payments_and_credits'],
    purchases=statement_response['data'][0]['credit']['purchases'],
    fees=statement_response['data'][0]['fees'],
    start_date=statement_response['data'][0]['statement_start_date'],
    end_date=statement_response['data'][0]['statement_end_date'],
    new_balance=statement_response['data'][0]['credit']['new_balance'],
    credit_limit=statement_response['data'][0]['credit']['credit_limit'],
    available_credit=statement_response['data'][0]['credit']['available_credit'],
    payment_due=statement_response['data'][0]['credit']['new_balance'],
    payment_due_date=statement_response['data'][0]['credit']['payment_due_date'],
    account_number=f'XXXXXXXXXXX{account_response['data'][0]['account_number'][:-4]}',
    late_fee=your_late_fee,
    customer_service_number=customer_service_number,
    lost_stolen_number=lost_stolen_number,
    bank_address=bank_address.replace('\n', '<br/>'),
    billing_inquiry_address=billing_inquiry_address,
    transaction_rows=''.join([f'''<tr>
        <td>{tx['transaction_date']}</td>
        <td>{tx['settled_date']}</td>
        <td>{tx['transaction_description']}</td>
        <td>{tx['amount']}</td>
    </tr>''' for tx in statement_response['data'][0]['transactions']])
)

import pdfkit
pdfkit.from_string(statement,'example_statement.pdf')

Distribute

Once the statement PDF has been constructed, you can deliver it via email after the close date of the payment period is completed. You'll be expected to deliver the statement to the end-user within 2 calendar days of the statement data being made available (i.e. within two days of the statement end date).


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