Integration in your website
There are various ways of offering iDEAL as a payment method on your website. Depending on the complexity of your online store, the (Acquiring) Banks and Collecting Payment Service Providers (CPSPs), which are certified by Currence, have a variety of options for integrating your site with iDEAL. Your Acquiring Bank or CPSP will be able to tell you more.
For accepting iDEAL you need to enter into an iDEAL agreement with an Acquiring Bank or CPSP. A few minimum provisions will be entered into this agreement. You can ask your (Acquiring) Bank or CPSP for the most recent minimum acceptance criteria for iDEAL.
You will find a list of certified Acquiring Banks and CPSPs on the Currence website.
For more information, click on any of the links below:
New iDEAL version suitable for cross-border euro payments
Europe is moving towards a Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), which will soon allow us to pay anywhere in this area with the same set of payment instruments. SEPA comprises all EU countries, including Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein (which are members of the European Economic Area), Switzerland and Monaco. New standards will be introduced in the payment system for account numbers and payment instruments to ensure that euro payments in this area are executed in the same manner everywhere. The SEPA Credit Transfer and the SEPA Direct Debit will soon be used for domestic as well as cross-border euro payments.iDEAL is a payment standard that is currently based on the Dutch domestic transfer. The iDEAL payment standard has been adapted so that it can also be used shortly for both domestic and cross-border euro payments.We have listed the changes to ensure that you experience a smooth transition to a new version of iDEAL. Read more about the changes to the iDEAL payment standard and find out what you need to do to have iDEAL ready on time.
Mobile payments with iDEAL
Some banks have developed special versions of iDEAL to enable payments from a mobile device. Merchants donít have to change their implementation to accept iDEAL payments initiated on a mobile device, the consumerís bank recognizes if the consumer operates a mobile device. Please read our explanation on mobile payments via iDEAL for consumers.
iDEAL and the consumer
When you have iDEAL implemented in your website, the more customers who pay using iDEAL, the greater your savings will be.
To make iDEAL as prominent as possible, we recommend displaying the iDEAL logo and including a banner giving a short explanation of iDEAL on your website. Consumers will then be able to see immediately how easy it is to pay at your checkout.
Studies have shown that consumers are even more inclined to pay with iDEAL if additional savings are on offer for doing so. You might, for example, include free delivery, a free gift or offer a discount for future purchases if payment is made with iDEAL.
If you don't make any charge for using iDEAL it is not seen as a special offer. Furthermore, your offer is only qualified for listing if a clear description is displayed on your website.
Let us know about your iDEAL savings and we will list them on this website.
That way you will generate even more interest in your online store and your special offers!
Your online store can also be featured in the shopping mall on this iDEAL website. Application should be made via your bank or PSP.