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Collection of payments with e-invoice

Collection of payments with e-invoice

Convenient solution for billing and collecting regular payments

  • The collection of payments is automated
  • Paying invoices is convenient for clients
  • The number of unpaid invoices will decrease
  • Electronic invoices are environmentally friendly

For a company, forwarding e-invoices is more convenient and favourable than printing and posting paper invoices. To pay the invoice, the payers can directly, from the e-invoice, initiate a pre-populated payment order or enter a standing order agreement to pay regular invoices for services related to the e-invoice.

E-invoice is an Estonian e-invoice standard-compliant document in the XML-format that is both a traditional and machine-readable invoice at the same time. Based on the e-invoice, the bank compiles a pre-populated payment order that the payer can review and then confirm for payment. Based on the e-invoice, the payer can also enter into a standing order agreement with the bank: in this case the bank from then on pays the e-invoices automatically. The e-invoice with automated standing order also works if the company’s client does not use the Internet bank. In this case, the company sends the bank an e-invoice that is paid for with a standing order and sends the payee information on the invoice via some other agreed means: for example, by e-mail or post.

To issue e-invoices, the company’s financial software needs to be able to issue e-invoice files compliant with the standard. Standard-compliant e-invoices are accepted by all banks. This way, the company can conveniently send the payers e-invoices to different banks.

In order to issue and forward e-invoices the company can also use the services of a special service provider, or operator. In this case, the company addresses an operator to forward e-invoices to the bank, who then informs the bank about a new company forwarding e-invoices. In this case, all e-invoices reach the bank via an operator.

In order to forward e-invoices to clients of different banks, the company needs to sign an e-invoice forwarding agreement with relevant banks and from then on send the e-invoice to the relevant bank according to the payer’s e-invoice address, or use an operator service for forwarding the e-invoices.

Preparation for the forwarding of e-invoices

  • Find out whether your company’s financial software permits the compiling of e-invoices compliant with the Estonian e-invoice standard or whether it is reasonable to develop this.
  • Consider whether you wish to use the Bank interface or a special e-invoice forwarding program as your e-invoice forwarding channel.
  • To conclude an e-invoice forwarding agreement, contact your client executive or go to the nearest SEB branch.

E-invoices forwarding process

  • Forward e-invoices to the bank through the channel and deadline set in the agreement. The payers can see the invoice in the Internet bank and pay the invoice from a pre-populated payment order or enter a standing order agreement for an automated payment.
  • Payers who have no access to an electronic channel need to receive the invoice in some other agreed way besides the e-invoice you send to the bank. If the payer do not have a service agreement you need to forward e-invoice to service agreement owner in other agreed way.

E-invoices forwarding program

  • You can forward and manage e-invoices in a special online environment.
  • In order to use the program , your company needs to have a business client Internet Bank agreement and the e-invoice forwarding agreement should include the use of e-invoice forwarding program.
  • To access the program, your company’s representative needs to submit their personal Internet Bank password and codes.
  • With this program, you can forward e-invoices to the bank, see a statement of forwarded e-invoices, and export and import data. XML
  • XSD - einvoice_ver1.11-seb.xsd

Should I enter a periodical or a period-free e-invoice forwarding agreement?
When making the decision, the frequency of issuing invoices should be considered. If the period for which you issue invoices is the same as a calendar month, you are best off with a periodical e-invoice forwarding agreement. In this case, the payers can choose a payment day from your proposed dates, on which they wish to pay for e-invoices with a standing order agreement. If the period for which you issue an invoice fluctuates or you need to issue a payer more than one invoice a month, the period-free e-invoice forwarding agreement suits you. In this case, the payers can choose whether they pay the e-invoice with the standing order agreement after the next settlement date or on the invoice’s payment deadline.

What should I do if I want to change the current periodical e-invoice forwarding agreement to a period-free agreement?
If you wish to change a periodical e-invoice forwarding agreement into a period-free agreement, you can do so after the transfer period (from 1 February 2014). To do so, you need to submit a free-form application to your client executive or through the Internet Bank, on which you detail the desired transition date. Also, inform your clients about the change because their e-invoice standing payment order agreement payment day changes.

Which channel should I use to forward e-invoices to the bank?
The bank interface suits you if you have many clients to be billed; in addition, the bank interface has many other additional options. If you have fewer clients or your financial software lacks the option to compile standard-compliant e-invoices, the business client Internet Bank e-invoice forwarding program will suit you.

Can I offer my clients a possibility to enter an e-invoice with automated standing order agreement together with the service agreement?
Such a possibility exists, if the e-invoice forwarding agreement states so.

What should I do if I wish to issue e-invoices also to clients of other Estonian banks?
For this, you should enter into e-invoice forwarding agreements with banks to whose payers you wish to issue e-invoices or use operator services which send e-invoices to different banks for you.

Which operator should I choose?
Choose the operator depending on your company’s needs. The chosen operator contacts the bank.

1. SEB Internet Bank  
sign-up free of charge
2. SEB Internet Bank for Business  
sign-up free of charge
agreement amendment  
-  at a bank Office (1) EUR 10
-  in Internet Bank free of charge
monthly fee free of charge
automatic inquiry from commercial register EUR 2.24
monthly fee for non-resident legal entities registered outside European Economic Area EUR 10
3. SEB mobile app  
   sign-up free of charge
   payment commission fee of the respective payment in an electronic channel
4. Other mobile services  
information inquiries (as per operator’s price list)  
   Telia EUR 0.38
   Elisa EUR 0.26
   TELE2 EUR 0.26
5. Express notification  
agreement conclusion, amendment, termination free of charge
notification by SMS message EUR 0.20 per message
notification by e-mail free of charge
6. Standing payment order  
agreement conclusion, amendment free of charge
agreement cancellation free of charge
payment commission fee of the respective payment in an electronic channel
7. Adding predefined payments free of charge
8. E-invoice with automated standing order  
agreement conclusion, amendment, termination free of charge
internal payment EUR 0.08
European ordinary payment (2) EUR 0.19
9. Forwarding of e-invoices (3)  
agreement conclusion EUR 60
agreement amendment EUR 20
agreement monthly maintenance fee EUR 7
monthly fee of the agreement, incl. the use of e-invoice forwarding programme EUR 12
fee for forwarding e-invoices (per every e-invoice sent) EUR 0.15
template designed at company's request –  implementation/ amendment EUR 200
10. Digital coin jar  
agreement conclusion free of charge
monthly maintenance fee free of charge
payment to savings deposit free of charge


11. Bank link   
subscription min EUR 65
transaction fee 1% of transaction value, min EUR 0.13, max EUR 3.20 per transaction
   for Financial intermediation companies EUR 1.28
amendment of agreement EUR 15
authentication (3)  
   subscription EUR 65
   amendment of agreement EUR 15
   monthly maintenance fee EUR 20 or as agreed with the client


12. Payment card servicing in a company  
subscription free of charge
transaction processing fee as per contract
preparation and installation of POS Terminal as agreed with the client free of charge
preparation and installation of the POS Terminal the latest by the next banking day EUR 75
monthly fee of Terminal as agreed with the bank
13. Host to host banking interface  

direct connection

   agreement conclusion EUR 65
  monthly fee min. EUR 50
14. Trading Station  
subscription free of charge
15. Additional services  
issue of a security device  
   - PIN calculator EUR 15
   - ID card reader with keyboard EUR 17
replacement of PIN calculator EUR 8

16. Management of foreign accounts via SEB Estonia’s Internet Bank for Business


Baltic Online (foreign accounts in SEB Baltic banks)


- subscription to the service (4)

EUR 15

- only the SEB Latvia or SEB Lithuania account(s) have been included in the client´s Internet Bank

EUR 10 per month

- both, the SEB Latvia and SEB Lithuania accounts have been included in the client´s Internet Bank

EUR 15 per month

- contract amendments

EUR 10


17. Baltic Gateway  
Direct channel  

- sign-up fee

EUR 50

- monthly fees for services


- account statements (except current day)

EUR 10

- current day statements (real-time account information)

EUR 25

- payments and/or e-invoices

EUR 25

Operator channel


Package 1 – account statements (except current day) and payments


- sign-up fee

free of charge

- monthly fee (5)


Package 2 – account statements, payments and e-invoices


- sign-up fee

EUR 25

- monthly fee

EUR 25

Fees for operator


- sign-up fee

EUR 50

- monthly fee

as agreed with the bank

(1) The commission fee is not applied to changes concerning the Internet Bank administrators, company’s daily limit, commission fee account and final term of the agreement.
(2) E-invoices with automated standing order are effected only in euros.
(3) VAT as per Value Added Tax Act will be added to the price.
(4) Cost per one company and one state to be joined.
(5) Monthly fee is not applied to clients with SEB Plans.



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