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iDEAL

Learn how to accept iDEAL payments.

iDEAL is the most used online banking method in the Netherlands, supported by all the major Dutch consumer banks.

When paying with iDEAL, the shopper is redirected to their bank's website or app to complete the payment. Getting a final result of an iDEAL payment is asynchronous, so you will need to rely on notifications to know whether the payment was successful.

Payment Type Payment flow Recurring Refunds Partial Refunds Captures Partial Captures Chargebacks
Online Banking Redirect Yes Yes Yes No No No

You can accept iDEAL payments with:

Integrate with Checkout SDKs

Our Checkout SDKs support iDEAL payments without any additional configuration.

To know whether a payment is successful, you'll also need to set up notifications.

Integrate with API

In this section, we show the API integration steps for iDEAL.

Before you begin this section, make sure you read and understand our API Integration guide.

Step 1: Collect required shopper details

To collect the shopper's details, you can either use:

Collect with iDEAL Component

To add the iDEAL Component to your payments form:

  1. Make sure that you have already added the Components JavaScript file and the required configuration on your payments page.

  2. Create a DOM element, placing it where you want the iDEAL form to be rendered:
    <div id="ideal"></div>
  3. Make a /paymentMethods call. The response contains an object with type: ideal. Store this object, for example as idealData.
  4. Create an instance of the iDEAL Component, and mount it, specifying:

    • idealData.details: The contents of the details array of the object that you stored in the previous step.
    const ideal = checkout.create("ideal", {
        details: idealData.details,
        onChange: handleOnChange
    }).mount("#ideal");
  5. Create a function to listen to and handle the onChange event triggered by the Component: 

    function handleOnChange(state, component) {    
        state.data
        /* {type: "ideal",
            issuer: "0031"}
        */
    }
  6. Collect the values passed in the state.data. You'll use these to make the payment.

To configure how the iDEAL Component renders in your payment form, see Configuring the Component.

Collect with your own payment form

Use your dynamically generated or hard-coded payment form. For more information, see Build your own payment form.

When a shopper chooses to pay with iDEAL: 

  1. Present a list of available banks in your payments form: 

    The available banks are different for test and live payments.

    Test payments

    Bank name Issuer
    Test Issuer 1121
    Test Issuer 2 1151
    Test Issuer 3 1152
    Test Issuer 4 1153
    Test Issuer 5 1154
    Test Issuer 6 1155
    Test Issuer 7 1156
    Test Issuer 8 1157
    Test Issuer 9 1158
    Test Issuer 10 1159
    Test Issuer Refused 1160
    Test Issuer Pending 1161
    Test Issuer Cancelled 1162

    Live payments

    Bank name Issuer
    ABN AMRO 0031
    ASN Bank 0761
    bunq 0802
    Knab 0801
    ING Bank 0721
    Moneyou 0803
    Rabobank 0021
    Regiobank 0771
    SNS Bank 0751
    Triodos Bank 0511
    Van Lanschot Bankiers 0161
  2. Collect the Issuer that corresponds to the shopper's bank. You'll need this to make an iDEAL payment for this shopper.

Step 2:  Make a payment

  • Make a /payments API call, providing:

    • reference: Your unique reference for this payment.
    • amount
    • paymentMethod.type: ideal.
    • paymentMethod.issuer: The shopper's bank. Specify the iDEAL Issuer value that corresponds to this bank.
    • returnUrl: The URL the shopper will be redirected back to after they complete the payment.
    {
       "merchantAccount":"YourMerchantAccount",
       "reference":"iDEAL test",
       "amount":{
          "currency":"EUR",
          "value":1000
       },
       "paymentMethod":{
          "type":"ideal",
          "issuer":"0721"
       },
       "returnUrl":"https://your-company.com/..."
    }

    This returns a /payments response containing:

    • resultCode of RedirectShopper.
    • redirect object containing a url.
    {
       "resultCode":"RedirectShopper",
       "details":[
          {
             "key":"payload",
             "type":"text"
          }
       ],
       "paymentData":"abcxyz...",
       "redirect":{
          "method":"GET",
          "url":"https://test.adyen.com/hpp/redirectIdeal.shtml?brandCode=ideal&countryCode=NL..."
       }
    }

Step 3: Redirect shopper

To complete the iDEAL payment, the shopper will need to approve it on their bank's website or app.

  • Redirect the shopper to the URL specified at redirect.url.
    When the shopper has completed the payment they will be redirected back to your website or app using the returnUrl you specified earlier. This will be appended with a payload.

    https://your-company.com/?payload=sdfsdf...&type=complete&resultCode=authorised

    Do not use the resultCode you receive from the returnUrl to determine whether the payment was successful. Instead, verify the result on your server.

Step 4: Present payment result

  1. Submit the payload to the /payments/details endpoint to verify the result of the payment:
    {
      "details":{
        "payload":"sdfsdfsdf..."
      }
    }
  2. The response will contain a pspReference, which is our unique identifier for this payment, and a resultCode.
  3. Use the resultCode you received from the /payments/details endpoint to present the payment result to your shopper via your website or app.

iDEAL result codes

The resultCodes you can receive for iDEAL are:

  • Authorised: The payment was successful. You will receive the funds in 2-3 days.
  • Cancelled: The shopper cancelled the payment while on their bank's website or app. Ask the shopper whether they want to continue with the order, or request that they select a different payment method.
  • Refused: The payment was refused by the shopper's bank.
  • Pending: The shopper has completed the payment but the final result is not yet known. It may take minutes or hours for the iDEAL payments network to confirm this. Inform the shopper that you've received their order, and are waiting for the payment to be completed.

To find out more about result codes and how you can action them, see Result codes.

iDEAL notifications

If you're accepting iDEAL payments you will need to set up notifications to know whether some payments are successful. Once set up, we'll notify you of the result of iDEAL payments, including those:

  • With a Pending status.
  • Where the shopper failed to return to your website or app after completing the payment.

Successful payments

You'll know that an iDEAL payment has been successful when you receive a notification with:

  • eventCodeAUTHORISATION
  • successtrue

Recurring iDEAL payments

If you have a subscription or recurring business model we recommend creating a shopper token.

Although the iDEAL payments network does not support recurring payments, you can make recurring payments for an iDEAL shopper by tokenizing their payment details. When you create a shopper token from an iDEAL payment, we'll store the shopper's SEPA details with the token. You can use this token to make recurring payments using SEPA Direct Debit.

You can create a shopper token with either the SDK or API integrations, but to make recurring payments with the token you'll need to use the  /payments endpoint.

We strongly recommend that you request explicit permission from the shopper if you intend to make recurring SEPA payments. Being transparent about the payment schedule and the amount they will be charged will reduce the risk of chargebacks.

Create shopper token

Tokenize the shopper's payment details when you make the initial iDEAL payment. The steps for doing this depend on whether you integrated with our Checkout SDKs or our API integration.

Checkout SDKs

  1. When you call /paymentSession to create a payment session, additionally include:

    • shopperReference: Your unique ID for this shopper.

    • enableRecurringtrue.
  2. If the shopper's payment details were successfully tokenized, you'll receive a successful payment notification that includes a recurringDetailReference. This is the token you will need to make recurring payments for this shopper.

API integration

  1. When you call /payments to make a payment, additionally include:
    • shopperReference: Your unique ID for this shopper.
    • paymentMethod.storeDetailstrue
  2. If the shopper's payment details were successfully tokenized, you'll receive a successful payment notification that includes a recurringDetailReference. This is the token you will need to make recurring payments for this shopper.

Make recurring payments

Any recurring payments for the iDEAL shopper are made as a SEPA Direct Debit payment.

  • Make a /payments request for a SEPA payment, and additionally include:

    • paymentMethod.type: sepadirectdebit
    • recurringDetailReference: Token received back from the iDEAL payment.
    • shopperReference: The same shopper ID you used to create the shopper token.
    • shopperInteraction: ContAuth
    {
       "amount":{
          "value":1000,
          "currency":"EUR"
       },
       "paymentMethod":{
          "type":"sepadirectdebit",
          "recurringDetailReference":"7219687191761347"
       },
       "reference":"Your Reference Here",
       "merchantAccount":"TestMerchant",
       "shopperReference":"yourShopperId_IOfW3k9G2PvXFu2j",
       "shopperInteraction":"ContAuth"
    }

    If the payment was successfully received the response will contain a Received resultCode and a pspReference, which is our unique identifier for this transaction. You can track whether the payment was successful using Notifications.

Failed redirects

Although rare, networking issues may prevent the shopper from returning to your server after they approved the payment. When a shopper fails to return to your website or app, we'll send you a notification to inform you of the payment result. It may be a few days before you receive this notification.

Configuring the Component

Our iDEAL Component lets you configure whether to display a list of bank logos on your payments form:

  • When instantiating the iDEAL Component, you can optionally specify: 

    • showImage: Set to false to remove the bank logos from the iDEAL form.
    • issuer: Set this to the id of an iDEAL issuer to preselect it. 
    const ideal = checkout.create('ideal', {
        items: [{id: 0031, name: "ABN AMRO"}...],
        showImage: false,
        issuer: "0031"
    }).mount('#ideal');

Testing iDEAL payments

Before accepting live iDEAL payments, test your integration by making payments using the following iDEAL issuers (paymentMethod.idealIssuer). We recommend testing each iDEAL Payment Result:

Payment Result iDEAL Issuer
Authorised 1121, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159
Cancelled 1162
Pending 1161
Refused 1160

Check the status of iDEAL test payments in your Customer Area > Transactions > Payments.

See also