Digital ticket for De Lijn using KBC* Mobile
Customers daily use the KBC Mobile app for their banking (for instance, to check their account balance or to buy and manage their banking products) and for the other services offered, such as to park with 4411 or to check their Monizze balance. Today, they can also use it just as easily to buy digital tickets for bus or tram journeys from De Lijn and pay for them straightaway from their current accounts. People who do not frequently use De Lijn can travel on its trams and buses for a 60-minute period using a so-called 'M-ticket'. This type of ticket is also valid on the coastal tram service. Costing 1.80 euros, the M-ticket is today's low-cost alternative for those who occasionally use De Lijn services.
KBC Mobile users don't even need to install an additional app on their smartphone or create a new account with De Lijn. All they have to do is enter their mobile phone number, select De Lijn in the KBC Mobile app and then the account to be debited when making payment. As soon as that choice has been made, the 60 minutes' travel time starts. If there is a ticket inspection, the active session(s) can be seen in the app's start screen and the digital ticket displayed.
Please find our previous press-release announcing this service here.
Logging in to KBC Touch with itsme®
Up until now, KBC customers have been logging in to their online banking facility (KBC Touch) with their card reader or KBC Sign. Indeed, 287 000 customers use their smartphone to log in to KBC Touch using KBC Sign. From today, however, they will also be able to log in using itsme®. To do so, they need an itsme® account created through KBC or another provider. Once logged in in this way, they can use all of KBC Touch's functionalities, including signing SEPA Credit Transfers with itsme®.
At the end of August, more than 122 000 KBC customer had created an itsme® account.
*KBC, CBC en KBC Brussels