Contactless payments

Make small payments without having to enter your PIN

Contactless payments

Make small payments without having to enter your PIN

What is paying by contactless?

bank card contactless symbol

You can pay quickly and securely for small purchases like a newspaper, coffee or train ticket simply by holding your payment card close to the payment terminal. That's all there is to it! It’s the ideal way to pay when you’re pushed for time.

 Paying by contactless works on the basis of  NFC (Near Field Communication). When your card and the payment terminal are equipped with this technology, they can 'communicate' with each other remotely. It means you no longer have to insert your card into the payment terminal and you usually won't have to enter your PIN either.

What do I need to make contactless payments?

Your payment card

The feature can be recognised by the four radio waves on your card (see photo). When you see this symbol on a payment terminal, you'll know that you can pay by contactless there. And more and more businesses in Belgium and abroad are starting to support this payment method. 

Google Pay

If you've installed the Google Pay app, you can also make contactless payments by holding your smartphone close to the payment terminal. It's a handy solution if you don't have your bank card or credit card with you. Learn more about paying with Google Pay.

Are contactless payments safe?

You can make contactless payments of up to 25 euros or parking up to 50 euros without having to enter your PIN. However, you will always have to confirm payment with your PIN (or other smartphone security method) for higher amounts.

If you've made consecutive payments that come to 50 euros in total, you will have to insert your card again into the terminal and enter your PIN to be able to start paying again by contactless.

Disabling the contactless payment feature

The feature for making contactless payments is enabled automatically, but you can also disable it and enable it again in KBC Touch or KBC Mobile.

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