KBC/CBC clients will be able to pay conveniently without their debit card in shops accepting Android Pay. Clients will be able to use Android Pay at more than 85,000 retail locations throughout Belgium that accept contactless payments.It will also be available as a payment method in certain apps.
Erik Luts, Senior General Manager and Chief Innovation Manager: ‘KBC Bank Ireland was among the first to make Android Pay available in December last year. It scored so well that we've decided to offer this convenient payment service to our clients in Belgium as well.
We're pleased to welcome Google to the advanced payments market in Belgium and add Android Pay to our already broad range of mobile banking services. We constantly keep pace with payment system developments, integrating secure, easy ways to pay into our range so our clients can choose the method that suits them best. Android Pay gives our clients even more choice, letting them use their phone to make contactless payments anywhere in the world.’
Thierry Geerts, Country Manager Google Belgium: "We are very excited to announce the launch of Android Pay in Belgium today. It’s a technology that provides a simple and secure way for mobile payments. No doubt this means a big step forward for KBC/CBC in the whole customer experience”
How it works
Clients wanting to use Android Pay must first secure access to their phones using a PIN, password, pattern or fingerprint.
They then have to go through stringent security procedures before they can link their KBC/CBC debit card to the Android Pay app.