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Learn about iDEAL, a common payment method in Western Europe.

iDEAL is a Netherlands-based payment method that allows donors in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg to complete their donations using their online banking credentials.

iDEAL is the most popular online payment method in the Netherlands, with a share of online transactions close to 55%.

iDEAL redirects donors to their online banking service to authenticate their payment using two-factor authentication, with an immediate notification about the success or failure of a payment.

Accepted currencies EUR
Minimum donation amount €2
Refunds Yes, within 180 days
Recurring giving Yes, using SEPA Direct Debit
Works with Checkout, Donor Portal

Checkout form flow

View a diagram of the Checkout form flow for iDEAL here, as shown in a Checkout modal.

Country availability

iDEAL will be shown as a payment option for donors visiting your website from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Organizations using Fundraise Up in the following countries can accept donations using iDEAL.

🇦🇹 Austria 🇯🇵 Japan
🇦🇺 Australia 🇱🇻 Latvia
🇧🇪 Belgium 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 🇱🇹 Lithuania
🇨🇦 Canada 🇱🇺 Luxembourg
🇭🇷 Croatia 🇲🇹 Malta
🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇲🇽 Mexico
🇨🇿 Czechia 🇳🇱 Netherlands
🇩🇰 Denmark 🇳🇿 New Zealand
🇪🇪 Estonia 🇵🇱 Poland
🇫🇮 Finland 🇵🇹 Portugal
🇫🇷 France 🇷🇴 Romania
🇩🇪 Germany 🇸🇬 Singapore
🇬🇮 Gibraltar 🇸🇰 Slovakia
🇬🇷 Greece 🇸🇮 Slovenia
🇭🇰 Hong Kong 🇪🇸 Spain
🇭🇺 Hungary 🇸🇪 Sweden
🇮🇪 Ireland 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇮🇹 Italy 🇺🇸 United States

Enable iDEAL

You can add iDEAL and other payment methods from the Fundraise Up Dashboard without any changes to your installation code. Stripe determines the list of supported payment methods to show each customer by evaluating the currency, payment method restrictions, and other parameters.

Recurring giving

iDEAL is a single use payment method where donors are required to authenticate each donation. To enable the use of iDEAL for recurring giving, Fundraise Up charges your donor 0.01 EUR through iDEAL to collect their bank details. Once the donor has authenticated the charge, Fundraise Up refunds the charge and stores the donor’s IBAN in a SEPA Direct Debit payment method. iDEAL is used to process a recurring plan’s first installment, and then SEPA Direct Debit is used as the payment method for subsequent installments. This is why it is necessary to enable SEPA Direct Debit when adding iDEAL as a payment method.

Incompatible recurring frequencies: iDEAL is not compatible with daily or weekly recurring giving frequencies. When these frequencies are selected, iDEAL will not be shown as an available payment method in the Checkout or Donor Portal.


Donations made using iDEAL can be refunded up to 180 days after the original donation date.

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