Belgium – Paradise of DessertsFrom Liege waffle to Godiva chocolate, the desserts in Belgium are known to all the world. In addition, the “Paradise of Desserts” also presents you with the bronze statue of urinating child, a national hero, Tintin, a wise and brave cartoon figure, as well as magnificent and grand Palace of Brussels, Bruges known as “the most beautiful scenery city in Europe”, and Antwerp, a fashionable and avant-garde port city. Why not take your UnionPay card (card number starting with 62) to explore the typical Belgium？
POS acceptanceUnionPay merchants in Belgium are mainly diamond outlets and jewelry stores in Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, Brugge, and Maasmechelen discount village. These merchants display signage. Sincethat some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.
When using co-branded cards, you are advised to choose UnionPay as the routing option to be benefited from the special offers and services provided by UnionPay.Note：Some UnionPay card acceptors or acquirers route co-branded cards to corresponding card shcem according to the card BIN, which means co-branded cards transactions aren't routed to UnionPay without selection by cardholders and merchant cashiers. Please refer to the transaction results for the information about transaction routing.
ChargesNo conversion fee is applied to payments or cash withdrawal made by UnionPay cards or via UnionPay network. The transaction value in local currency will be directly converted to RMB based on the market exchange rate.
ATM commission fee consists of two separate fees:
(1)Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult your issuer for details.
(2)Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Belgium: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Belgium and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.
Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
TipsSelect PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.
Tax Refund of UnionPay Cards upon ReturningUnionPay International cooperates with United Money to launch the service of tax refund on return. If UnionPay cardholders shop in designated stores of tax refund in EU countries, it’s available to apply for tax refund upon returning after having tax return form stamped by the customs. The tax-refund process is simple in operation, rapid to the account and available to exempt the trouble of queuing. (The service is only applicable for UnionPay cards issued in Mainland China.)Click the following link for tax refund upon returning:http://www.unionpayintl.com/cn/serviceCenter/overseas/drawback/haiwai.shtml, and have more understanding of tax refund application, tax refund progress and tax refund branches.Download Tax Refund Tips
More considerate services offered by UnionPay Card
UnionPay Card Emergency Cash Assistance Service
UnionPay cardholders can call the hotline of the issuing bank or local UnionPay hotline to apply for an emergency cash assistance capped at the equivalent of USD 5,000 if they are experiencing emergencies like lost or malfunctioning cards.
Code Of ConductIn 2015, the Interchange Fee Regulation (EU/2015/751) (“IFR”) came into force in EU, requiring a separation between card schemes and processing entities in terms of accounting, organization and decision-making processes. Such IFR applies to card-based payment transactions carried out within EU, where both the payer's payment service provider and the payee's payment service provider are located therein.UnionPay therefore comes up with this code of conduct to help UnionPay staff understand the requirements of the IFR and provide guidance for such staff to be fully compliant as it relates to such aforementioned transactions only.This Code of Conduct will take effect on February 7, 2018. If there are questions or concerns about this Code of Conduct, please feel free to contact UnionPay Legal and Compliance Section at Legalteam@unionpayintl.com.For more information about it, please check here.