Customers of Belfius and Banx can now pay with Bancontact on Apple Pay
A safe, secure and private way to pay with Bancontact on iPhone and Apple Watch
Today, customer of Belfius and Banx can now pay with Bancontact on Apple Pay. Apple Pay is transforming payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. With Apple Pay on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac, customers can make fast and convenient purchases in stores, in apps and on websites.
Customers can simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Belfius is the first bank offering Bancontact on Apple Pay. Also users of the digital banking app Banx can pay via Apple Pay in all their favorite stores that accept contactless Bancontact payments. This means that Belfius and Banx customers will be able to pay in even more shops thanks to the support for Bancontact payments via Apple pay.
In the coming weeks customers will also be able to use
Bancontact on Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, and Mac to make
fast and convenient purchases in apps or on the web in
Safari without having to create accounts or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information.
Security and privacy are at the core of paying with Bancontact on Apple Pay. When customers use Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted, and securely stored in the Secure Element, an industry-standard, certified chip designed to store the payment information safely on the device.
Setting up Bancontact in Apple Pay is easy. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add a Belfius or Banx Bancontact card. Once a card is added to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac, customers can start using Bancontact on Apple Pay on that device right away.