iDEAL is a method of payment that enables consumers to pay online through their own bank. In addition to webshops, other online organisations that are not part of the e-commerce market also offer iDEAL. iDEAL is increasingly used to pay energy bills, make donations to charities, buy mobile credits, pay local taxes, traffic fines, etc…

Our animated video provides a quick guide about iDEAL.

  • Since its introduction in 2005, more than 1 billion online payments have been made using iDEAL.
  • iDEAL can now be used to pay online in more than 100,000 webshops and other organisations.
  • For several years, iDEAL has consistently ranked among the top 10 strongest and most indispensable brands in the Netherlands.
  • 60% of consumers used iDEAL to pay for their most recent purchase.

iDEAL is not a centralised electronic payment system but a collection of technical agreements between banks and transaction processors. Thanks to these technical agreements, iDEAL is seamlessly integrated with the online banking offered by banks. Our animated video provides a quick guide about the iDEAL process.

Do you offer online products or services and you wish for a swift, reliable and efficient payment method? An iDEAL contract is needed with one of the Dutch banks or a Collecting Payment Service Provider which offer various iDEAL contracts to web merchants. Please contact a bank or a Collecting Payment Service Provider for more information.