Why choose a virtual card?
Pay securely and discreetly
Digital cards are a secure way to pay online without having to submit your private debit or credit card details. The payments you make with them aren’t linked to your bank account.
Only spend the money you’ve uploaded to your card and monitor how much you’re spending online. If your card provider has a mobile app, download it to get notifications when transactions go through.
Spend wherever and however you like
Many virtual prepaid cards are connected to Mastercard or Visa, which means they’re widely accepted around the world.
Also, some virtual cards let you top up with cash. In countries where people don’t have access to banking but do want to make online payments, a cash top-up is ideal.
Use the currency you prefer
Some virtual cards are available in several currencies. If this is the case, you can select the currency that suits you, even if it's not the same as your local currency.
You won't need to wait for a card to arrive in the post and then wait again for the PIN to arrive. If speed and convenience matter to you, virtual cards are a great financial companion.
Virtual cards are instant and ready to go once your application is approved. You can receive one via e-mail or have it added to your Skrill digital wallet.