what is special and why is it popular in Poland?

Nowadays, it is difficult to surprise someone with the concept of mobile banking. Poland took advantage of this opportunity for almost the entire decade when in 2012 several Polish banks developed an initiative to create a new payment method – Blik. With its help, it is possible to make purchases even without a physical bank card. Players, for example, tend to use it for online casino payments. Casino Blik has become one of the most popular payment methods in the gambling industry. If you are considering other payment methods, it is also common in Poland to pay by SMS or in Polish “kasyno SMS”. The simplicity and speed of payment transactions have made Blik extremely popular among Polish citizens and foreigners visiting Poland.

What does blik mean?

Blik is a popular payment method in Poland, which cooperates with 90% of all domestic banks. It uses a temporary code for the commitment of various financial operations. The Blik code is a temporary 6-digit code generated in the mobile application of your Polish bank. Thanks to this code, you can pay quickly in store and online, as well as deposit or withdraw money without having to bring a physical bank card. This method is applicable for different payments. Those who play casino games have found many advantages in Blik. Instant payouts allow players to receive timely bonuses for exciting and promising games.

Where can I find the Blik code?

The Blik code must be generated in your bank’s mobile application. For this, of course, it is necessary to download the required application. Be careful that the code is only active for 2 minutes. If it is not used, a new one will have to be generated. For now, 18 Polish banks already support Blik, and almost all of them have an English version.

What operations are available?

Mobile banking and transfers to the phone are also quite innovative solutions. Not all states enjoy their benefits. With the help of Blik, you can send money to someone without even knowing their bank account. You just need to know his phone number. A transfer issued via Blik is issued immediately, regardless of the bank where the person has an account. Of course, both banks must support Blik technology, but this is a simple criterion because this service is now supported by almost all financial institutions in Poland.

How to pay for your in-store purchases with the help of Blik?

Simple steps are necessary to secure payment for your products at the supermarket:

  1. Tell the cashier that you want to pay with Blik. If you are at the self-service counters, choose the payment method on the screen – Blik.
  2. Enter the bank’s mobile application and generate a Blik code.
  3. Enter the Blik code on the terminal.
  4. Confirm the transaction in your app.

How to validate a telephone transaction via the Blik code?

As we have already mentioned, the Blik code makes it possible to make instant transfers to people without knowing their bank account or card number, but only their telephone number. The required steps are as follows:

  • Enter your bank’s application and select the “Transfer to Blik phone” function. Choose from your contacts the person you want to send money to, or enter their number yourself.
  • Specify the purpose and amount of the transaction. The limit for such a transfer is 500 PLN. You can transfer up to 1000 PLN per day using BLIK on your phone.
  • Confirm the operation in the mobile app.

Last words

Blik is popular in Poland because it allows you to perform dozens of transactions with just your smartphone. It doesn’t matter which bank is yours; Blik is available from any financial institution due to dozens of its benefits.

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