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Belfius and Bancontact take the lead in contactless mobile payments.

As of April 2017, Belfius Bank customers will be able to make contactless mobile payments in stores. An impressive Belgian scoop, made possible together with Bancontact, the Belgian market leader in mobile payments.

On the brink of its third year anniversary, the Bancontact app has crossed the threshold of over 5 million mobile Bancontact transactions. “Now, Belfius Mobile’s contactless paying feature is a new step in mobile payments”, explains Bancontact CEO Kim Van Esbroeck. As of April, Belfius customers no longer need their card to pay. The only thing they need to do is hold their mobile close to a terminal to make payments of up to 20 euros. Payments for larger amounts require a PIN code.

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