The demands of the world today require constant innovation. The evolution of communications and business technology globally are making it easy to do transactions from anywhere in the world, regardless of location. You can now easily pay for goods and services from the comfort of your office or home and expect delivery in a few days. One interesting transformation that is aiding this is the virtual cards – the absolute heir to the physical credit cards.
A virtual card is a unique 16-digit card number that’s created for your digital use. Given that it is virtual, it comes with lots of benefits especially in line with security as it protects the party issuing the payment. You can be confident of no fraud! Plus, you get to predetermine the amount to be paid.
Now, on the Eversend app, you can create and add virtual cards to use for effecting payments. Yes, you can use this to easily pay for your Netflix subscription, do some Amazon shopping, pay for ads on social media, or even your utility bills that need clearance in forex.
We’ve tried it out and it is an interesting addition to the app.
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How to create virtual cards on Eversend
You need to have an up-to-date app on your smartphone. To get the latest version of Eversend, download it here for Android or here for iOS. After updating, you should also have a balance on your USD account, preferably at least $7.
Open the app, and head to the Cards section in the menu below on your app. Here you will see the option to Create new card. When you tap on it, you’ll be asked to add at least $5 to the virtual card while creating it costs $2 (reason for the $7 balance minimum) after which you should input your PIN to approve. Upon adding the amount, your card is created immediately.
Once you have created your virtual card, you can go to the Cards section to access it. You should be able to view your available balance, add money, withdraw, view your transaction history, freeze and even remove the card.
To view the card details, tap on the Eversend logo on the virtual card, and you can choose the action between revealing card details as well as copying the card number.
The virtual cards feature is the latest addition to the Eversend app and it adds on the already existent cross-border money transfer, currency exchange, bill payments, and donations features that we’re familiar with.
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