Secure Card - Mastercard Secure Code & Verified by Visa


Mastercard SecureCode & Verified by Visa

What is Mastercard SecureCode & Verified by Visa?

Mastercard SecureCode (or 3D Secure) & Verified by Visa is an added layer of security for online card transactions. A private code known only to you and your bank, it helps protect you against unauthorised use of your card. Even if someone knows your credit or debit card number, the purchase cannot be completed without your SecureCode. Your SecureCode will never be revealed to the store/retailer.

In simple terms, chip and pin online. has added layer of security.

Is that the 3 digit number on the back of my card?

Mastercard SecureCode or Verified by Visa should not be confused with the security code (CV2) printed on the back of your credit or debit card.

Which of my credit and debit cards does it apply to?

Mastercard SecureCode applies to your Maestro and Mastercard.

Verified by Visa is a similar initiative for all Visa transactions.

How does it work?

Simple really. Add your products to the basket, enter your card details as normal during the checkout process - selecting a existing card, or entering new card details and click 'place order'.

You will then be taken to the next step where you will be asked to verify your card with your bank by entering your secure passcode before the order is completed.

The secure code screen will look like:

Verifed by Visa

What if I don't want to register?

If you have not registered previously you can still place your order without activating the service.

Want to learn more ?

Why not visit the card providers dedicated web site to learn more.

Mastercard Secure Code - Click Here

Verified by Visa - Click Here

Still need help?

Give us a call on 0845 100 1122 during our customer service hours of 8.00AM - 8PM Monday to Friday and one of our team will try to answer any of your questions.

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