About Us

iDEAL is an online payment method that allows consumers to pay via their own bank. Not only web shops but also other companies offer iDEAL. iDEAL is increasingly used for paying energy bills, donations to charities, topping up call credits, payment requests, paying municipal taxes, traffic fines, etc...


In a rapidly changing digital world, iDEAL is the frontrunner. We embrace technological innovation to make online payments increasingly simple and efficient. Our recent expansions, such as the iDEAL payment page and the iDEAL ‘Checkout' and ‘Pay fast' features, are perfect examples of this. 

With a reach of almost 100% of Dutch consumers, the payment method iDEAL has become the Dutch online payment standard since its launch in 2005. More than 210,000 businesses offer iDEAL as an easy and secure way to pay. You can find iDEAL in webshops, payment requests and (online) invoices. iDEAL is used for over 1 billion transactions each year, which amounts to around 3.5 million transactions per day, with over 6 million on peak days. 70% of all e-commerce transactions in the Netherlands are made using iDEAL. Currently, iDEAL is expanding its range of services to adapt to the changing shopping and payment behavior of its customers. For more information, visit www.ideal.nl and https://www.currence.nl.

Our Mission

Leading in digital payments and data sharing services.

Our Vision

An iDEAL product is used for every payment in the Netherlands. This is fast, reliable and easy.


At iDEAL, entrepreneurship is in our DNA. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to expand and improve our services. We take initiative and dare to think big, always with the goal of creating the best payment experience for our users. 


iDEAL is more than a payment method; we make a difference in people's daily lives. Whether it’s paying a bill, supporting a charity, or shopping securely at your favorite online store: we make it possible, in a way that is accessible to everyone. 


Trust is the foundation of everything we do. We work closely with major banks to ensure that your payments are safe and worry-free. You can count on us, time and time again. 

Current Outages 

We strive for flawless service. However, if there is an outage with your bank, you can easily check this via our iDEAL availability page

Strong Together 

iDEAL is more than a payment method. We are a team of driven professionals who work every day to provide the best online payment experience for you.