In India popularity of credit/debit cards increase day by day, because lot of E-commerce websites having internet exposure which is trusted by millions of Indian customers and World wide users.
What is virtual Credit card (VCC)?
Virtual Credit Card is prepaid card issued on person’s primery (debit/credit) card, which is specially made for online transactions with complete cyber security. Which is not having any plastic or physical form to Carrie, there is no risk like damage, lose or theft.
Essentially, Virtual Credit Card is:
- To be generated for easy online transactions
- Only for online transactions
- No fee involvements
- Credited with specific amount
- Valid for specific time duration then it’ll be expired automatically
- And this is one time used card
Basic concept of Virtual Credit Card:
Majority of people using Credit/Debit cards for making online transactions, at the time of making payment through payment gateway or Merchants. We are exposing card details like PIN, CVV, Card number and Expiry date etc.This process is not safe for users who are having debit/credit cards.
Using Virtual Credit Card we can make payments without showing the confidential data you can make payments through online.Virtual Credit Card is having single user and limited time duration, there is no chance to misuse.
How it works and How to use it properly?
Creating a Virtual Credit Card is very easy.In India some of bans and non-banking corporations provides Virtual Credit Card against the primary debit/credit card users.Something you want to buy from online, creating VCC is must and it’s so simple.
- First select the product whatever you want to buy from online and make it appropriate payment option.
- Create Virtual Credit Card through net banking or any other banking process.
- After creating the VCC you can decide payment and select the already registered debit/credit card from which you want to transfer money from your VCC.
- Complete the process by following steps
- VCC created with limited time and amount.It’ll be flash on the webpage with card number, CVV code and Expiry date.
- Enter those details and make payment.
Another important thing validity of VCC is 24hrs to 48hrs even If it’s not used.With in the duration if you are not using the money in VCC it’ll be credited to the main debit/credit card.
E-wallets and Non-Banks provide Virtual Credit Cards:
Entropay offers an easy and convenient online payment solution through Virtual visa prepaid card, lets you pay even online or mobile also.there is no monthly or annual charges for using VCC.It’ll be charged 4.95% on each amount you transferred in to the Entropy Virtual Visa card.Verify your credentials with register your Entropy account.
Oxigen wallet approved by RBI and provides by first non-banking wallet.That follows it users to create VCC apart from instant money transfer facility. Oxigen wallet launches in January, 2016 to enable users to make transactions without exposing card details.
Payoneer is an online money transfer and E-commerce payment service provider in India.Which is using globally and very good alternative for paypal and other wallet providers in India.This Payoneer wallet service is only for selected mass payout companies.Who payout at least $10,000 per month.
FreeCharge ‘Go Master Card’:
Partnership of Yes bank and Master card, FreeCharge launches “Go Master Card” in January, 2016. Freecharge is a popular recharge platform and mobile wallet company.
ICICI – Pocket Wallet:
Launched by ICICI in February 2015, which can be used for multiple financial services.Even without having account in ICICI bank.Non-ICICI bank holders download pocket mobile banking app from play store or iOS app store for registration.For ICICI account holders you can go with regular registration process.
The pocket wallet comes with Virtual Visa prepaid card which shows on the dashboard.You can use this app for online payment and E-commerce shopping.
Axis Bank-Lime wallet:
Launches in Sep 2015, for both account and non-account holders of Axis bank.The app allows you to create prepaid card, which is used for online shopping.
Free Virtual Credit Card Provided by Banks:
In India currently five banks provides Virtual Credit cards for their customers for free, they are
- State Bank of India- SBI Virtual Card
- Axis Bank-Axis eShop card
- HDFC Bank- Hdfc Netsafe Card
- Kotak Mhindra- Kotak [email protected]
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