Meal vouchers are the favourite fringe benefit in Belgium. And Payconiq by Bancontact is the country’s most frequently used payment app. So it was just a question of time before Bancontact Payconiq Company and Edenred, Monizze and Sodexo, the three biggest issuers of meal vouchers, would start working together.
Ticket Restaurant from Edenred, meal vouchers from Monizze and the Sodexo Lunch Pass have all been added as new methods of payment to the Payconiq by Bancontact app. This means it’s easy for you to use your meal vouchers via the app to pay for your coffee or lunch at your local Payconiq merchant. Simply scan the Payconiq QR code on the sticker in the shop. If that merchant also accepts Edenred, Monizze or Sodexo, as well as payments via Payconiq, then your meal vouchers will automatically be displayed as a means of payment (provided there are sufficient funds available on the balance of your meal vouchers). You then enter the amount yourself, confirm the transaction, beep and it’s done! No more scrabbling in your bag to find payment cards: your meal vouchers are simply there, ready to be used in your familiar payment app. At the moment, the function for paying with meal vouchers via the Payconiq by Bancontact app is only available on Payconiq QR codes on stickers. QR codes on payment terminals or on a cash register screen are still to come.
The Payconiq by Bancontact app offers you more than just paying. For instance, you can also view the transaction history of the mobile payments you make using meal vouchers, plus you can see your current balance.