E-payments (an acronym for electronic payments) are payments made over the internet, usually in one of these three ways:
- Making a remote payment card transaction through the internet.
- Online-banking based credit transfers or direct debits under which the payer uses an online banking portal for authentication (currently only operational at domestic level).
- Payments through e-payment providers, with which the consumer has set up an individual account. Accounts can be funded through "traditional" payment methods, for example bank transfers or credit card payments.