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Quick and safe ways to pay contactless with bunq

December 15, 2021
woman paying contactless at store

Here’s how you can pay contactless with a bunq account:

Pay with your phone - the magic of Apple Pay and Google Pay📱

While our cards are really pretty (at least we love them!), and we even have an elegant stainless steel one…you don’t actually need a physical card to pay with bunq. After all, it’s mobile banking we’re talking about. You can create a card in the app and link it to Apple Pay or Google Pay. This way, you can always simply pay with your phone. No need to carry your wallet around anymore.

The process is - you guessed it - easy. Click here for the exact steps you need to follow for Apple Pay , or here for activating Google Pay

Pay safely with Virtual Cards🌈

If you have an Easy Money or Easy Green plan, you get 5 Virtual Cards included - so you can use these for safe, contactless payments. What’s their biggest advantage? You can basically block a Virtual Card in the app the moment you’re done with a purchase. Let’s say it’s the first time you order from a specific website and you aren’t very sure how safe it is. Simply create a Virtual Card, make your purchase, and delete it from your bunq app. Now you can rest assured that no one has your banking information.

Use your physical cards safely 💳

The need for fast, easy and secure payments increased more than ever since the pandemic started. No one wanted to touch payment terminals and input PIN codes anymore - naturally. 

However, some like to use their physical cards. We can’t blame you - they’re pretty cool (again - we think so). You can still pay contactless in a safe way with your bunq cards. Simply place your card next to the payment terminal and you don’t need to input your PIN code if your payment is less than €50 EUR. This applies to most countries, but you can find the full list here. So for all those dinner recipes or beer runs…you’re all good!

Extra contactless goodies - your loyalty cards🛍️

Yes, this isn’t a payment method…but it is a way to get discounts and make the most of your shopping. So just a quick reminder that you can always add your favorite loyalty cards to your bunq app, making sure you don’t have to have a mini-anxiety attack while you’re looking for the right one in your wallet at the store (we’ve all been there).

There you go! Plenty of ways for you to make contactless payments using just your phone or your bunq cards. Let the shopping begin🙌

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