Just signed up, went to the dashboard to set up what customers see etc. and found that there was a verification email that I was supposed to receive before my account would accept payments. Checked in my junk emails and nothing there either, so I clicked to get that email resent and it arrived straight away in my main inbox. So, just in case this happens to you, top right of your Stripe dashboard there’s a head and shoulders icon, click on that and choose ‘Profile’, and there should be something saying send a verification email to confirm email address at the top. I also didn’t have the ‘Successful Payments’ notification ticked on my account to receive a notification of a successful payment from Stripe. Not sure if I need to receive one from them as well as Folksy, but I do with Paypal, so I’ve got that set up now too. We’ll see how it goes
p.s. I have also been on the Etsy card payments thingy for a while too, and have had no problems, and was never asked for anything odd (passport details) when signing up. If any of these payment sites do start getting a bit weird with asking for info, I’ll just bin them off. And I should think quite a lot of other people would too, so can’t see why they would go down that route.
p.p.s. Just verified my account in that Stripe dashboard profile section too, you can add a mobile number in there, they send you a text code and you type that in to verify your account. The mobile doesn’t show to customers if you’ve already wiped that section clear in the Business Settings. Think I’ve done everything now