Are online card payments safe?

An online payment with your Bancontact card is absolutely safe.

The transaction takes place in three steps, as follows:

  1. Identification of the user. The card details are made available.
  2. Authentication. The user needs to conduct the transaction with his/her digipass or card-reader. This ensures that no online transactions can be made with a stolen card.
  3. Authorisation. The user must grant permission for the transaction.