Founded in 2005, iDEAL is an online payment system that is particularly popular in the Netherlands. iDEAL allows people to make purchases online with direct transfers from their bank account to the online retailer.
iDEAL is a fast, secure and easy way to make payments online and is the most popular payment method for making online payments in the Netherlands. It's estimated that over 50% of online payments in the Netherlands are made using iDEAL per year. When a payment is made with iDEAL, the consumers' bank balance updates in real-time, making it extra convenient to track your payments.
iDEAL payments are protected by a two-stage authentication process and your card details are never shared with the merchant, which means your personal information and payments are always secure.