Account Number

API Documentation

A unique aspect of Column is we have decoupled accounts and account numbers. You can think about each account number as a pointer to an account. Historically, as banks were tied to legacy cores, their systems linked an account number to a bank account one to one.

Since we're designed from scratch, we have decoupled the concept. You can have infinite account numbers point to a single bank account. Our approach allows you to create account numbers at will.

Future plans

We're planning on allowing you to set restrictions on these account numbers. These may include send-only or receive-only restrictions, transaction size or total volume limits, or restrictions on name/sender/receiver. We're eager to hear about what you want - we think this is an extremely powerful concept and excited for what you build!