Pay in a shop

Simple & swift

Pay in a shop with the Bancontact app? That's so handy! All you need is your smartphone. Just go 'bip bip bip' and it's yours!

Safe

Using the app is not only quick and convenient, it's also safe. Just like any other Bancontact payment.

Anywhere

You can use the app in a growing number of stores and shops. You can pay by scanning a QR code, or by holding your smartphone close to the payment terminal!

Pay in a shop

Paying in a shop can be done in 2 ways:
You make a contactless payment in one movement, just by holding your smartphone close to the payment terminal. Or you scan the QR code that is displayed on the payment terminal or at the cash register.

NFC

NFC

Before you begin: enable NFC in your smartphone's settings and select Bancontact as the default payment method. You only have to do this once.

Only Android devices allow the use of the NFC antenna. iPhone users can always pay with their mobile by scanning the QR code.

This video shows you step by step how contactless payments are done with the Bancontact app.
NFC

Light up screen

As usual, the amount to be paid will appear on the payment terminal. Now awaken your smartphone, you do not need to unlock it.
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One movement and done!

One movement and done!

Keep your smartphone near the contactless symbol at the payment terminal. You will receive a confirmation of your payment on the payment terminal. You may then lock the screen of your smartphone.
One movement and done!

More than €25

For amounts above 25 euros, you need to enter your PIN in the Bancontact app, and hold your smartphone close to the payment terminal for the second time... and you're done!

All transaction data are also stored in your history.

This payment method works on payment terminals that are equipped with a contactless logo and accept Bancontact as a payment method.
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Contactless payment service in you store of shop?

Excellent idea! Let customers pay without cash, or even taking out their wallet - in complete safety!

Offer contactless payments
At the cash register

At the cash register

Inform the cash register worker you would like to pay with the Bancontact app. There will be a QR code on the payment terminal, or at the cash register.

This step-by-step guide shows how it works.

At the cash register

Scan

Open the Bancontact app on you smartphone, select the option 'Pay' and scan the QR code.
Scan
Pin

Pin

Check the amount that appears on your screen, select the bank card you want to use, select 'Confirm' and enter your PIN code.
Pin

Done!

You'll receive your payment confirmation instantly.
Scan

These shops already accept mobile payments:

Mobile payment services in your store or shop?

Excellent idea! Let customers pay without cash, or even taking out their wallet - in complete safety!

Offer mobile payments
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