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Use Bancontact as a payment method when you buy airline tickets with Alternative Airlines. Make a flight booking through Alternative Airlines and pay with Bancontact! It’s easy: search for flights on over 650 airlines and then select Bancontact as your payment method at the checkout.

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Bancontact: What is it?

Bancontact is the market leader for electronic payments in Belgium. In Belgium, Bancontact is a very familiar name and does much more than just online payments, such as facilitating debit card transactions in shops. The Bancontact debit card is the most commonly used payment card in Belgium. Bancontact was previously known as Mister Cash.

How does Bancontact work?

Customers need a card linked to a Belgian bank account in order to use Bancontact. A Bancontact card with a PIN number is issued to customers who open a Belgian bank account; the card will be linked to this current account.

Customers make real-time payments. Payments via Bancontact are guaranteed and confirmed immediately. All payments are made in Euros. There are more than 15 million Bancontact cards in circulation, issued by 20 banks in Belgium. The Bancontact card is accepted in most retail stores in Belgium. In fact, many shops will only accept Bancontact as a means of paying by card.

Bancontact represents a significant portion of Belgium’s online payment traffic. The card is popular because consumers feel comfortable and secure due to the fact that their payment is facilitated by their own bank. Bancontact transactions are free of charge for the consumer and their transaction history/payment details can be viewed in their bank statements. Furthermore, payments via Bancontact are protected by 3D-secure. The Bancontact app was introduced in 2015, making online payments even easier for Belgian cardholders.

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Bancontact FAQs

How do I use my Bancontact card to buy flights?

You can use your Bancontact card to buy flight through Alternative Airlines. Upon purchase, choose the Bancontact option. Customers can then enter their Bancontact issued debit card number and expiry date and complete the payment. Funds will be directly transferred from the consumer’s bank account.

Do I need to create a Bancontact account?

No registration is required. Customers do not have to sign up or create an account with Bancontact to use the service. Customers just need to have a bank account and select Bancontact upon checkout.

Who can use Bancontact?

Residents in Belgium with a Belgium bank account. Bancontact is a localised payment option, which means Belgium is the only country to support Bancontact payments.

What are the benefits of choosing to use Bancontact?

Bancontact is a trusted payment option, that Belgium customers will be familiar with. No credit or debit card is needed. Using your Bancontact card is easy, quick, and secure. Using your Bancontact card is also free to use.

Is making an online payment with Bancontact safe?

An online payment with your Bancontact card is absolutely safe. The user needs to conduct the transaction with his/her digipass or card-reader. This ensures that no online transactions can be made with a stolen card. The user must grant permission for the transaction.

What travel website accepts Bancontact?

Alternative Airlines is a travel agent that accepts Bancontact! We know that this is a safe and secure way to pay and we want our travellers to be able to choose from the payment options they want to use.