Currencycloud API v2 JavaScript client (FORK)

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Currencycloud API v2 JavaScript client

Version: 3.4.0-ea (FORK)

This is a FORK from the official Javascript SDK for v2 of Currencycloud's API. While it tries to keep in sync with the upstream version, it does also include enhancements and modifications ranging from bugfixes to usability features.

Additional documentation for each API endpoint can be found at Currencycloud API documentation. If you have any queries or you require support, please contact their development team at development@currencycloud.com


This library is distributed on GitHub Packages. In order to add it as a dependency follow these steps:

  1. In the same directory as your package.json file create or edit an .npmrc file to include a line specifying GitHub Packages URL
  1. Configure your project's package.json file to include the currencycloud-js-client dependency
"dependencies": {
    "@addario-org/currencycloud-js-client": "3.4.0-ea"
  1. You can then install it in the usual way
$ npm install currencycloud-js-client --save

Supported Node versions

The least supported Node version is 6.0.0.


The following example retrieves all tradeable currencies list:

var currencyCloud = require('currency-cloud');

  environment: 'demo', 
  loginId: 'valid_login_id', 
  apiKey: 'valid_api_key'
.then(function(res) {
  console.log('available currencies: ' + JSON.stringify(res.currencies, null, 2));    
.then(function(res) {
  console.log('balances: ' + JSON.stringify(res.balances, null, 2));    

More extensive examples can be found in the examples folder.

Service client

To interact with the various Currencycloud's APIs a service client object must be created; then a particular API can be accessed via the corresponding property of this object:

// create service client object
var currencyCloud = require('currency-cloud');

// access authentication API
  environment: 'demo', 
  loginId: 'valid_login_id', 
  apiKey: 'valid_api_key'
.then(function() {
  // access reference API
  return currencyCloud.reference.getBeneficiaryRequiredDetails({
    currency: 'EUR',
    bankAccountCountry: 'DE'

Supported APIs are listed in the Currencycloud API overview.


Prior to calling API functions authentication is required. It is performed as follows:

var currencyCloud = require('currency-cloud');

  environment: 'demo', // environment to run API calls against, one of those listed in 'settings' section of package.json 
  loginId: 'login_id', // login id of the API user, as specified during registration
  apiKey: 'api_key'    // corresponding API key, obtained upon registration
.then(function(token) {

The above code retrieves authentication token, which is passed with all subsequent API calls. If a call fails due to token is expired, then re-authentication is attempted, so that the token is refreshed and the failed request is retried.

When working with API is finished, it is recommended to close the session by calling currencyCloud.authentication.logout().

Passing parameters

SDK functions accept arguments as a single object, which holds both required and optional parameters:

var currencyCloud = require('currency-cloud');

  /* required parameters */
  accountName: 'Firma AB',
  legalEntityType: 'company',
  /* optional parameters */
  status: 'enabled',
  street: 'Sergels Torg 2',
  city: 'Stockholm',
  postalCode: '10640',
  country: 'SE',
  spreadTable: 'no_markup',
  identificationType: 'none'

Function arguments as well as return objects and errors are camelCased.


Each API call is an asynchronous operation, so Promises/A+ pattern is used heavily throughout the SDK. Every function, if not synchronously throwing an Error, returns a then-able promise.

Exponential Backoff & Retry Strategy

Requests over the internet will fail on occasion for seemingly no apparent reason, and the SDK includes a comprehensive set of error handling capabilities to help troubleshoot those situations. Sometimes however, the best strategy is simply to retry. This is the case particularly with transient errors like HTTP 429 - Too Many Requests, but wrapping calls in for/while loops is discouraged as in some extreme cases this may trigger our anti-DoS defences.

As of version 1.14.1 we have introduced an Exponential Backoff with Jitter retry feature which we recommend you use to safely handle retries.

retry(fn, [options])

Calls fn until the returned promise ends up fulfilled or rejected with an error different than TooManyRequestsError. The optional options argument is an object which maps to the following values:

  • retries: The maximum amount of times to retry the operation. Default is 7.
  • factor: The exponential factor to use. Default is 2.
  • minTimeout: The number of milliseconds before starting the first retry. Default is a random value between 0 and 750 ms.
  • maxTimeout: The maximum number of milliseconds between two retries. Default is a random value between 30 and 60 sec.
  • randomize: Randomizes the timeouts by multiplying with a factor between 1 and 2. Default is true.
  • log: Logs retries to console if true. Default is false
  • name: The name of fn. Helpful for logging and troubleshooting.

The fn function will receive a retry function as an argument that should be called with an error whenever you want to retry fn. The retry function will always throw an error. If there're retries left, it will throw a special retry error that will be handled internally to call fn again. If there're no retries left, it will throw the actual error passed to it.

A typical use case is presented below. For more information see the Cookbook examples.

var currencyCloud = require('currency-cloud');
const opts = {
  retries: 5, //Retry up to five times before giving up
  factor: 2, // Use an exponential wait
  minTimeout: Math.random() * 750, // Initial wait in ms
  maxTimeout: Math.random() * 30000 + 30000, // Maximum wait period in ms
  randomize: true // Apply a random jitter on each iteration
  log: true // Log retries to the console 

let findBalances = () => {
  return currencyCloud.retry(
    () => {
      return currencyCloud.balances.find()
        .then(function (res) {
          console.log('findBalance: ' + JSON.stringify(res, null, 2));

On Behalf Of

Some API calls can be executed on behalf of another user (e.g. someone who has a sub-account with the logged in user). For this sake, onBehalfOf field with a value of corresponding contact id should be added to a parameters object of a SDK function:

var currencyCloud = require('currency-cloud');

  buyCurrency: 'SEK', 
  sellurrency: 'GBP', 
  fixedSide: 'buy',
  amount: 1000.5,
  onBehalfOf: '8f639ab2-2b85-4327-9eb1-01ee4f0c77bc'

Another option is to run a bunch of API calls using onBehalfOf(id, promise) method; it expects contact id and a promise as parameters and returns the given promise resolved:

var currencyCloud = require('currency-cloud');

currencyCloud.onBehalfOf('8f639ab2-2b85-4327-9eb1-01ee4f0c77bc', function() {
  var beneficiary = {
  var conversion = {
  var payment = {

  return currencyCloud.beneficiaries.create(beneficiary)
  .then(function(res) {
    payment.beneficiaryId = res.id;
  .then(function() {
    return currencyCloud.conversions.create(conversion);
  .then(function(res) {
    payment.conversionId = res.id
  .then(function() {
    return currencyCloud.payments.create(payment);


If an API call fails, the SDK function returns rejected promise with the error wrapped into APIerror class object. More specifically, it's an object of one of the classes, inheriting from APIerror and representing different types of errors. Apart from standard serialization methods they expose toYAML() method, which converts error object to human-readable YAML string:

var currencyCloud = require('currency-cloud');

  currency: 'XYZ'
.catch(function(err) {
  // the error might be not of APIerror type (e.g connection error)
  if(err instanceof currencyCloud.APIerror) {
  else {

/* outputs
platform: node v4.1.1
  parameters: {}
  verb: GET
  url: https://devapi.currencycloud.com/v2/balances/XYZ
  statusCode: 400
  date: Mon, 09 Nov 2017 15:06:11 GMT
  requestId: 2914269054259094430
- field: currency
  code: currency_is_in_invalid_format
  message: currency is not a valid ISO 4217 currency code
    type: currency




We welcome pull requests from everyone! Please see CONTRIBUTING

Our sincere thanks for helping us create the best API for moving money anywhere around the world!


This project uses semantic versioning. You can safely express a dependency on a major version and expect all minor and patch versions to be backwards compatible.

Deprecation Policy

Technology evolves quickly and we are always looking for better ways to serve our customers. From time to time we need to make room for innovation by removing sections of code that are no longer necessary. We understand this can be disruptive and consequently we have designed a Deprecation Policy that protects our customers' investment and that allows us to take advantage of modern tools, frameworks and practices in developing software.

Deprecation means that we discourage the use of a feature, design or practice because it has been superseded or is no longer considered efficient or safe but instead of removing it immediately, we mark it as @deprecated to provide backwards compatibility and time for you to update your projects. While the deprecated feature remains in the SDK for a period of time, we advise that you replace it with the recommended alternative which is explained in the relevant section of the code.

We remove deprecated features after three months from the time of announcement.

The security of our customers' assets is of paramount importance to us and sometimes we have to deprecate features because they may pose a security threat or because new, more secure, ways are available. On such occasions we reserve the right to set a different deprecation period which may range from immediate removal to the standard three months.

Once a feature has been marked as deprecated, we no longer develop the code or implement bug fixes. We only do security fixes.

List of features being deprecated

(No features are currently being deprecated)


We actively support the latest version of the SDK. We support the immediate previous version on best-efforts basis. All other versions are no longer supported nor maintained.


Testing of the SDK relies on the Mocha test framework, Chai assertions library and Nock HTTP mocking and expectations library. To run all test cases simply execute:

$ npm run test

The SDK includes valid mocked HTTP responses in ./test/api/fixtures. If you would like to test against the live API, please ensure there are no js files in that folder. The Nock library will regenerate them by recording the responses from the live run and use those next time the tests are executed.

IMPORTANT: Remember to change the loginId and apiKey properties in ./test/mocks.js to use your login ID and API key.

If you don't have a valid login or key, you can get them here


Copyright © 2015-2020 Currencycloud. See LICENSE for details. Copyright © modifications 2020, Ed Addario