Digital revolution at 2 speeds

Fact 1:

Over 1 in 5 Belgian households do not know how to use online banking services.

Fact 2:

Almost one quarter of our households cannot use a debit or credit card online.

Fact 3:

Especially the elderly are less digitally aware. More than 35% of over-55s lacks the digital skills for internet banking.


With those figures in mind, Febelfin, Gezinsbond, Seniornet Vlaanderen, OKRA, Mediawijs, Proximus and Telenet decided to launch the initiative “Digitalisation and the elder”. People over 55 who are interested can attend information sessions which will be held in many places throughout Belgium. They will learn how to stay safe when using their smartphone or tablet.

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