Dutch online payment method iDEAL exceeds 2 billion payments
Dutch online payment method iDEAL has registered more than 2 billion online payments as of early November 2018. The first billion iDEAL payments took nearly eleven years to complete. The second billion required less than three years.
In 2018 consumers are expected to make more than half a billion iDEAL payments.
iDEAL payments peak on Black Friday
On average some 1.5 million iDEAL payments are processed daily. The highest number of payments is generally recorded on Black Friday. Last year 2.4 million iDEAL payments were made on Black Friday. This year about 3.5 million payments are expected to be made on Friday, November 23rd.
Food packages for food banks
Rob Hoitink, product manager iDEAL, handed over the check on behalf of Currence iDEAL to Caroline van der Graaf from Voedselbanken Nederland (food banks in the Netherlands).
To mark the milestone of 2 billion payments, Currence iDEAL, the brand and product owner of iDEAL, will donate several thousand food packages to food banks around the Netherlands. This will provide a hundred struggling families with a food package every week, for a whole year.