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Alternative Payment Solution: iDEAL

Alternative Payment Solution: iDEAL


iDEAL, a market leader in Dutch third-party payment services, was established by payment systems provider Currence in 2006. iDEAL offers online payments for Dutch domestic and international shoppers, and enables them to pay for online purchases directly from their bank accounts.

iDEAL also enables consumers to carry out other transactions such as utility payments, mobile recharging, and donations. In April 2016 it extended its services for offline payments with the introduction of iDEAL QR, allowing users to make payments at in-store locations.

In terms of transaction volume, iDEAL is the preferred method of online payment in the Netherlands. More than half of online purchases in the country are made through iDEAL. It generates business by offering three types of transactions: domestic e-commerce payments (which accounted for 35% of total iDEAL payments made in 2016), cross-border e-commerce payments (18%), and non-e-commerce payments (47%).

It is supported by payment providers Mollie, HiPay Direct, Datatrans, eMerchantPay, Paybox, Smart2Pay, Buckaroo, and Consumers using these providers can also carry out transactions using iDEAL.

The report provides information and insights into alternative payment solution iDEAL, including -

  • Detailed insight into its business
  • Comprehensive coverage of its products and services
  • Comparative assessment with key alternative payment solutions
  • Information on its performance, including its revenue model
  • The company's important events and milestones
  • In 2006, iDEAL was established by payment systems provider Currence.
  • In terms of transaction volume, iDEAL is the preferred method of online payment in the Netherlands.
  • In March 2015, iDeal partnered with PayPal.
  • In April 2016, introduced services for offline payments with iDEAL QR.
Reasons to buy
  • Gain insights into iDEAL's business operations, and key events.
  • Gain insights into its product portfolio and revenue model.
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the alternative payments industry by comparing its performance against competitors.

Historic Milestones
Performance Highlights
Revenue Model
Products & Services
Significant Events
Partner Banks & Financial Institutions in the Netherlands

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