Secure Shopping by Visa and MasterCard

Verified by Visa
Shopping online

Whenever you want to shop on the Internet, simply reach for your Visa card. You will be in good company - more than half of all e-commerce transactions are made possible by Visa. Like millions of other people around the world, you will find that using your card online is as safe, simple and convenient as shopping in your favourite store.

Verified by Visa

To give you even more confidence in shopping on the Internet, Visa has introduced Verified by Visa - a new service that protects your card details with your own password.

Verified by Visa is easy to use and has already been adopted by many of the biggest names in online retailing - and more stores are taking part all the time.

Signing up is quick and simple and you can use your existing card. Your bank or other organisation that issued your Visa card may offer Verified by Visa.
Click here to sign up for Verified by Visa.

See how it works

Verified by Visa is simple to use. If you already shop online, it will come naturally - and, if you are cautious about using your card on the Internet, it will give you the confidence to go ahead.

Sign-up demo

  • First, sign-up for the service with your Visa card issuer.
  • You will need to choose a password and a personal assurance message.
  • Once you have signed up, you can shop at any of the participating online stores.
(Your Visa card will continue to work as usual with online stores who are not yet offering the Verified by Visa service)

Shopping demo

  • Select your goods and go to the check-out page. Look for the Verified by Visa symbol.
  • Enter your Visa card details in the normal way. When you shop at participating online stores, the Verified by Visa pop-up window will appear automatically.
  • You will see your personal assurance message, confirming that it's your Visa card issuer requesting your password.
  • Enter your password and click 'Submit'. Your identity is confirmed and the transaction will be completed.
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MasterCard SecureCode
Enjoy added protection while shopping online

MasterCard SecureCode is a new service to enhance your existing MasterCard account. A private code means added protection against unauthorized use of your card when you shop at participating online merchants.

Once you've registered and created your own private SecureCode, you will be automatically prompted by your financial institution at checkout to provide your SecureCode each time you make a purchase with a participating online merchant. Your SecureCode is quickly confirmed by your financial institution and then your purchase is completed. Your SecureCode will never be shared with the merchant. It's just like entering your PIN at an ATM.

When you correctly enter your SecureCode during a purchase at a participating online merchant, you confirm that you are the authorized cardholder and your purchase is then completed. If an incorrect SecureCode is entered, the purchase will not be completed. Even if someone knows your credit or debit card number, the purchase cannot be completed without your SecureCode at a participating merchant.

Step 1: Sign up Today for MasterCard SecureCode

To choose your own private SecureCodeTM follow the steps outlined by your financial institution. Please note your financial institution may not yet offer this new service. New participating institutions are added to the list often.

Step 2: Shop Online with SecureCode at Participating Merchants

Once your SecureCode is set, the service works automatically when you shop at participating online merchants.

Step 3: Use Your SecureCode at Checkout

Enter your MasterCard payment information and submit your order
Your financial institution will prompt you to enter your SecureCode
SecureCode is confirmed by your financial institution and your purchase is completed

Frequently Asked Questions

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