From now on, anyone with a smartphone and their bank’s mobile app can use iDEAL QR for making payments. In addition to Knab and Rabobank, ABN AMRO and ING have now also built the iDEAL QR scan functionality into their mobile banking apps. This means that customers can immediately scan the iDEAL QR codes to pay invoices, for example, or pay at self-service checkouts in shops. Customers of other banks can also use iDEAL QR for payments, but lack the integration in the app. At PAY., we’re already seeing a significant growth in the number of QR payments, and that’s only going to increase following the addition of these two major banks. According to Currence, 14 million iDEAL QR codes had already been created within the first four months of 2019 by 13 different payment service providers and banks.
‘QR codes enable all retail channels to use iDEAL as a payment method,’ says Piet Mallekoote, Director of Currence iDEAL. ‘The use of iDEAL QR codes on printed invoices enables rapid payment without errors. Charities such as KWF can print iDEAL QR codes on collection boxes, banners, clothing and posters, so that people can easily donate using their smartphones, whether it be at the front door, on the street or at an event.’