March 4, 2022

What's New: Dashboard, Filtering, and Simulations

This is the first edition of Method's monthly engineering update! In addition to our developer changelog we'll feature key updates, explain the motivation behind them, and provide a couple of tips on how you can use them to make your Method integration more seamless.

Introducing Dashboard

You can now see all of your organization's payments in one place. In the new Method Dashboard you'll be able to see your payments across all environments. Soon you'll be able to see your entities and accounts within the dashboard. This will save you time and resources so you can focus on building. Don't have access? Contact your account manager for access.

Filtering and Pagination

All core endpoints are now filterable using property filters and date ranges to narrow down your search and limit the number of records returned. To apply filters to your requests, simply pass them as URL search parameters. You can see all available filters at Method Docs - Pagination

Below is a snippet showing how filters can be used to retrieve the five most recent payments created between February 24, 2022 and March 3, 2022 that have been successfully sent from a specific account.

Simulation Endpoints

To improve our development environment, we released the new simulations endpoint. This enables you to fast-forward through a payment's processing lifecycle by simulating status transitions without waiting for the scheduled cutoff times (10:30am CST and 1:30pm CST).

For example, a payment created at 5:30pm CST will have to wait until 10:30am CST the following day before the simulated processing occurs.  Now, with the simulations endpoint, you can force the payment to get simulated immediately.

Below is a snippet showing how to simulate a payment status transition from pending to processing.

Moreover, since simulations mimic the production environment, webhook events affected by these simulations will also get triggered. See the webhook object to learn about notifications on status transitions.

Same Day Payments

We've upgraded our banking core integration and all payments process as Same Day ACH by default! Moving forward, any payment created before 1:30 PM CT will be settled on the same day.

What's next?

We are currently working hard on providing payment support for BNPL (Buy Now, Pay Later) loans from companies such as Affirm, Afterpay, and Klarna. Your users will soon be able to connect accounts from these lenders and initiate payments all within the Method ecosystem.


  • Filter and paginate resources using URL search parameters.
  • Get an admin-friendly view of all payments in all environments in the Method Dashboard.
  • Improve development integration with simulations.
  • Same day payments and updated processing windows.
  • BNPL support coming soon!