KBC Bank joins the mobility scene
In Belgium, bank and insurance company KBC has announced that it aims to become a major player in the mobility market. Clients have already been able to buy bus or tram tickets for Flemish public transport operator De Lijn since the end of September. KBC now is starting to sell train tickets for Belgian rail company SNCB, and in the near future more mobility services will be provided via the KBC app. Next year KBC wants to add extra mobility options, such as offering the possibility to pay for a rented bicycle.
KBC Director of Digital Transformation, Karin Van Hoecke, explains the company’s objective: “In 2019 we will provide additional mobility-related offers, like rented bikes, parking places, car sharing or other services. We want to become a multi-mobility provider, offering several mobility solutions passengers can combine.” KBC has also indicated that private car lease, something much closer to its original core business, may also be added at a later date.
(Image of KBC Brussels offices: Vizzion Architects)