What is iDEAL?
iDEAL is the most widely used payment method in the Netherlands. At least 60% of Dutch shoppers use it to pay for their online purchases. It’s a trusted, secure and convenient way of paying online. Customers transfer money directly from their bank account, through the online banking product they’re familiar with. This guarantees a successful payment that can’t be reversed by the customer. The customer’s bank guarantees that the transaction is secure.
iDEAL is seamlessly integrated with the online banking products of the 10 largest Dutch consumer banks. Customers of these banks log in to their online banking environment to transfer payments. Participating banks are ABN AMRO, ASN Bank, bunq, Handelsbanken, ING, Knab, Rabobank, RegioBank, SNS Bank, Triodos Bank and Van Lanschot Bankiers.
The uses of this payment method are quickly increasing beyond e-commerce platforms. Online invoice services now send payment links alongside their invoices so they can be settled through iDEAL immediately. Charities have started implementing iDEAL to accept donations.
Since its introduction in 2005, over a billion payments have been made through iDEAL and over 100.000 webshops and other organisations have implemented it as a payment method.