Belgium

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Payment Organization 

Bancontact Company. 

Domestic Card Brand 

  • Bancontact (formerly BC/MC), most cards co-badged Maestro. 
  • E-purse Proton cards were phased-out by end of February 2015. 

Market Structure 

  • In April 2016, the domestic debit card scheme BC/MC (Bancontact/ MisterCash) was rebranded as Bancontact. 
  • Debit cards dominate the market, accounting for 86.9% of card payments in 2015. Credit card use is under-developed. 
  • From 2011, most Belgian banks restrict the use of the Maestro function on Bancontact cards to Europe (geo-blocking). 
  • From 2014, Beobank is the owner of Diners Club Benelux. 
  • KBC has developed a substantial retail banking network in Russia and the CEE region, but made divestments in 2011-13. 
  • Belfius Bank (previously Dexia Bank) is state-owned. 

Notable Market Trends 

  • Contactless card rollout includes Bancontact cards; 
  • SIXDOT wallet, Mybank, MasterPass, HCE NFC pilot 

    Updated Information About:

    Major Issuers, Major Acquirers, Major Processors and Consumer Finance indicator.

      Statistical Key Figures for 2015 provided in this profile:

      • UPDATED: tables with card business data 2011-2015; growth rates: Y-o-Y, CAGR
      • Population, Cards per Capita, Card Value per Capita
      • Debit Cards, Credit/Delayed Debit Cards, Total Cards
      • Card payments by number and by value, ATV per card, payments per card/year
      • ATMs, POS terminals, ATMs/POS terminals per 1 million capita
      • ATM withdrawals by number/by value, ATV per withdrawal, TXs per ATM/month
      • POS payments by number/by value, ATV per POS payment, TXs per POS/month
      • Internet Use, e-payment mix, B2C e-Commerce by value and growth rate
      • Issued Card brands by individual major issuer bank
      • Accepted card brands by individual major acquirer
      • Drill down into the debit card use and credit cards use details

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      1.1(090117) last updated 9th January 2017