Who is iDeal
iDeal is a European payment service of Dutch origin which was introduced in 2005. In its early beginnings, it was created for the Dutch market but soon grew and at the present time, residents from other European nations can use it as a payment system.
Owned and operated by an organization known as Currence, an organization created on the initiative of 8 major Dutch banks, the objective of transparency and a market-directed functionality into the Dutch online payment systems.
They have gained tremendous growth in popularity over the European continent, therefore, motivating many online casinos to add the service as a banking option on their deposit page.
What is iDeal
iDeal is an online banking payment service provider directed at the European market as a whole, working with online banking by means of internet banking. Their services require the user to own a bank account of the contributing banks that enable internet banking. The following is a list of such participating banks who allow clients to use the services:
- Triodos Bank
- SNS Bank
- ING Bank
- ABN AMRO
- ASN Bank
- Van Lanschot Bankers
Customers looking to use them do not need to subscribe as it is an online payment service that only provides for an interface to make an online payment possible, like a piggyback system of sorts.
How to use iDeal
When playing at online casinos, look for the iDeal logo on the payments page. If you manage to locate one, that means the online casino accepts their payments. You can carry out the payment using the following steps:
- On your chosen online casino, look for the iDeal payment method
- As previously mentioned, it's linked to your bank, therefore your next step you must select your bank
- After selecting your bank, you will go to the online division of your bank which will require your login details
- Double check your payment details and all you have to do is approve the payment
- A payment confirmation will show immediately once approved
- The final step is redirecting you to the casino, and your process is complete.
Advantages of using iDeal
These payments remain safe and secure, as the depositors’ deals stay anonymous (kept private from all third parties) and payments made with the highest standards of bank transfer security. Depositing with iDeal only takes a few minutes, plus get instant banking; virtually no time spent waiting for funds to your favourite casino to reflect. There are no service fees charged to make a deposit in an online casino by using iDeal, in addition to having no sign-up requirements.