Worldwide, most online purchases are paid for by credit card. Cardholders can make purchases on credit and later repay, usually at the end or beginning of the month, the entire amount spent during the month. The world-renowned credit card companies inspire trust among customers and consumers, and typically offer comprehensive buyer protection and insurance, resulting in higher conversion rates for merchants. When you accept credit card payments in your shop, you can receive payments from all over the world.
Mollie supports all major global and local credit card brands. Currently, we support Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cartes Bancaires and CartaSi, allowing customers to be served both globally and locally. Visa alone has 2.5 billion cards in circulation and is used in over 200 countries. In total, Visa processes as many as 109 billion transactions per year.



Bancontact is a Belgian payment scheme. It is the Belgian market leader in electronic payments, with over 15 million card holders. More than 80% of the Belgian webshops already accept Bancontact as a payment method. When using Bancontact to pay for online purchases, consumers transfer money from their bank account through the familiar Bancontact online banking environment. As a result, payments are guaranteed and cannot be reversed by the consumer. Retailers receive immediate confirmation of the payment’s status, allowing them to process orders immediately.

Bancontact’s online payment platform can be used by anyone with a payment card issued by Bancontact. More than 20 Belgian banks issue these cards, resulting in over 15 million cardholders. Banks that issue Bancontact cards are ABK Bank, Argenta, AXA Bank, Bank J. Van Breda, Belfius, Beobank, BNP Paribas Fortis, bpost bank, CBC Banque, CPH Banque, Crelan, Deutsche Bank, Fintro, Hello Bank, ING Belgium, KBC Bank, Keytrade Bank, Nagelmackers, Record Bank and VDK Spaarbank.


SOFORT Banking is a European payment method enabling payments and donations to be made without consumers having to set up additional accounts. Consumers log in to SOFORT Banking with the data they use to log into their own online banking environment. From here they can transfer money directly from their own current account. SOFORT Banking is TÜV-certified, which guarantees that it is a secure method of making payments.


iDEAL is the most widely used payment method in the Netherlands. At least 60% of Dutch shoppers use it to pay for their online purchases. It is a reliable and easy online payment method that enjoys a great deal of trust. Consumers transfer money from their own account, via the online banking product of their own bank. This guarantees a successful payment that cannot be reversed by the customer. The customer’s bank also guarantees the security of the transaction.

iDEAL is seamlessly integrated with the online banking environments of the 10 largest Dutch consumer banks. Customers of these banks can use the online banking products to make payments. Participating banks are ABN AMRO, ASN Bank, bunq, Handelsbanken, ING, Knab, Rabobank, RegioBank, SNS Bank, Triodos Bank and Van Lanschot Bankiers.


PayPal is the most widely used online wallet worldwide, with more than 184 million active users. It is available as a payment method in 202 countries, and is also increasingly used in the Netherlands. Annually, more than 4 million online purchases are paid for via PayPal in the Netherlands.

PayPal allows customers to link their credit card details or bank account to their PayPal account, or to add a balance to their account. When paying a purchase, only the e-mail address and password of the PayPal account are used, and no further personal or financial information needs to be provided, making it a very safe payment method. Payments can also be made via phone or tablet, making it easy for customers to pay anywhere.