There are over 15 million Bancontact cards currently in circulation.

Bancontact cards are issued by 20 different Belgian banks.

Bancontact transaction volume accounts for over 65% of Belgium’s e-commerce.

What is Bancontact?

Bancontact is a leading payment method in Belgium, allowing customers to process Direct Debit bank payments via card or mobile app online or in-store. As a result of its popularity, Bancontact typically processes over 150,000 transactions a day with evergrowing average order values.

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Payment Type Commerce Channel Chargebacks Recurring Refunds

Payment Type

Digital Wallet & Debit Card

Commerce Channel

E-commerce and in-store





How Does It Work?

Step 1

The customer selects bancontact at the checkout and is redirected to securely enter their details.

Step 2

The customer is notified that their payment is authorised.

Step 3

The customer is redirected back to the site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To get a merchant account, all you need to do is send us an application. You’ll be partnered with one of our banking partners in order to provide you with the best merchant account options that are cost-effective and suit your business best.
A merchant account is a business bank account. It’s used to receive payments from debit and credit cards for your products or services. Payments are held in your merchant account until they are settled into your bank account.
The cost of your merchant account will depend on various factors such as the type of industry and/or the level of risk involved in your business. For example, a high-risk merchant account would cost more than a low-risk merchant account.