iDeal is a Dutch online payment service that is popular with consumers and businesses in the Netherlands and some other European countries. The service essentially lets consumers pay for goods and services through their own bank without having to top-up an online e-wallet first.
In the Netherlands, iDeal is used to pay for everything from utility bills, to buying mobile phone credits and paying for local taxes. In addition, some forex brokers accept iDeal as a payment method for funding trading accounts. However, the number of forex brokers that accept iDeal is still much smaller than those who work with other online money transfer services such as Skrill and Neteller.