Virtual cards for virtual shopping
The rise of e-commerce has created new consumer habits, but it has also highlighted the risk of shopping online with traditional payment methods. Virtual cards are born from the need to make online purchases more secure, and at 11Onze we already have our list, ready for Black Friday shopping.
The main feature is the format of the card, where there is no magnetic stripe or chip. The format and design of virtual cards varies between entities, but they usually only exist in virtual form and, therefore, the card data can only be accessed from the banking platform or digital wallet.
Protecting our account
Virtual cards, far from leaving your account uncovered, do just the opposite: they provide more protection than conventional cards.
The 11Onze virtual card, with a one-off price of two euros, allows us to set a daily payment limit. A card that does not have direct access to the account and can be activated and deactivated whenever the customer wishes; therefore, protection is assured.
Virtual shopping, physical card?
Digital shopping is becoming increasingly popular. Online shops, video platforms such as Netflix or Filmen, or other subscription services such as Spotify have become so popular that it is common to have a card for these services. For security and spending control, it is advisable to have a specific card for these subscriptions that does not have unlimited access to the account. For this reason, the virtual card can be very useful for Black Friday on 25 November and Cyber Monday on 28 November. These are dates when online shopping increases, and we therefore enter our card details at various merchants.
How to obtain the 11Onze virtual card
If you haven’t already done so, you have to download El Canut, 11Onze’s super app that comes to revolutionise traditional banking, a new generation wallet of wallets. Once registered, you can request a physical card, as well as a virtual card that will be automatically activated, and you will be able to use it to make online purchases.
The challenge for the coming years will be to bring this method of protection and agility provided by virtual cards to payments in other sectors, such as physical commerce or cash withdrawals.
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