What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

This story is sponsored

Online shopping is a trend that continues to increase in popularity, especially since it’s rebuilding how we see retail. One of the biggest concerns, however, is a customer’s safety when shopping online; and with good reason.

Standard Bank launched its virtual card in 2018 to help put customers’ minds to ease when it comes to online shopping. A virtual card lets you pay online and on your favourite apps without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information.

Load as much money onto your virtual card as you need

You can create a virtual card on your Standard Bank app, load money onto it and use it for whatever you need. Like a physical card, it lets you pay online and via the app, but you never have to give your credit or debit card details.

Creating a virtual card is free, and it’s flexible to your needs. Once you’ve created it, you can use it to shop online for whatever you want — both locally and internationally. You also have the option to create and shop using store-only virtual cards at Standard Bank’s online partners, such as Takealot, Uber, Travelstart, Zando and Admyt.


You never have to worry about your virtual card being stolen

Some of the main benefits of a virtual card are that you can decide how much money to load, as and when you need it. Your money is available instantly, and you can top up or withdraw for once-off payments and ongoing transactions. You also never have to worry about a lost, stolen or duplicated card.

You can create or delete a virtual card at any time without stepping into a Standard Bank branch or filling out a form. There’s no application time: processing is quick, and you don’t have to wait for your card to arrive.

For more details, click here

About Mail & Guardian Sponsored Stories

The Mail & Guardian’s sponsored stories are produced in association with paying partners. We work closely with our partners to ensure all stories meet our standards of editorial quality, and offer information of value to readers.

If you would like to speak to our team, please contact us at this email address.

Related stories

Advertising

Today's top stories

What the Biden presidency may mean for Africa

The new US administration has an interest and much expertise in Africa. But given the scale of the priorities the administration faces, Africa must not expect to feature too prominently

Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Disinformation harms health and democracy

Conspiracy theorists abuse emotive topics to suck the air out of legitimate debate and further their own sinister agendas

Uganda: ‘I have never seen this much tear-gas in an...

Counting was slow across Uganda as a result of the internet shutdown, which affected some of the biometric machines used to validate voter registrations.

No way out for Thales in arms deal case, court...

The arms manufacturer has argued that there was no evidence to show that it was aware of hundreds of indirect payments to Jacob Zuma, but the court was not convinced.
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…