Bancontact is the most popular online payment method in Belgium, with over 15 million cards in circulation. Customers use a Bancontact card or mobile app linked to a Belgian bank account to make online payments that are secure, guaranteed, and confirmed immediately.
In order to pay with Bancontact, customers are redirected to the Bancontact website or mobile app to authorize the payment and then return to your website where there is immediate notification about the success or failure of the payment.
You can add Bancontact and other payment methods from the Stripe Dashboard without changing your code. Stripe determines the list of supported payment methods to show each customer by evaluating the currency, payment method restrictions, and other parameters. Learn how to accept Bancontact and other payment methods automatically with Checkout and Payment Element.
The following Stripe products also support adding Bancontact from the Dashboard:
If you prefer to manually list payment methods or want to save Bancontact details for future payments, see the following guides:
The risk of fraud or unrecognized payments is low because the customer must authenticate the payment with their bank. As a result, you won’t have disputes that turn into chargebacks, with funds withdrawn from your Stripe account.
Bancontact payments can be refunded up to 180 days after the original payment date.