Generation of e--card (virtual card)


#1

I love Revolut so far !
the one missing feature which would make it perfect for me is an e-card number generator for safer online payments !


#2

Yes, e-cards are a really great way to protect your account! :slight_smile:
I think this similar post can interest you:
http://community.revolut.com/t/multiple-card-numbers-and-amounts/467/
And my answer:
http://community.revolut.com/t/multiple-card-numbers-and-amounts/467/2?u=julien

Regards,
Julien.


#3

great minds… :wink:
thanks for the other posts !
I use an e-card every time I can ; if it could be combined with the “feelessness” of Revolut, it would be awesome !

Regards


#4

Me too with my french main bank… and I hope so it’ll be fee-less (even though like my current bank it will not be a pain to pay 8EUR/year for it)! :smiley:

Don’t forget to like my answers if I’ve been useful :wink:


#5

would love to see multiple cards, too.

usage: Sometimes I know that I want to pay something, but I don’t know when exactly the charge will be made (example: Uber). For this I´d love to have an unblocked card which I only provide to few merchants. Or could it be arranged to only allow specific merchants?

The “usual” card would then “usually” be blocked, “unblocked” just before usage and re-blocked just after usage; while the other card could be provided to specific merchants where the blocking-strategy won’t work.


#6

See https://getfinal.com/ for inspiration. They allow to generate a separate virtual card for each merchant, with their own limits.


#7

that’s the spirit !
very cool feature !


#8

In Portugal, most of Banks offer a service called “MBnet”, which is a way to generate a “temporary” card number, with a short expiry period and a certain amount limit.
This service is free and yes, it is great for online purchases.


#9

Yeap, a separate virtual card with a dynamic card number could be a nice addition and would reduce the risk of fraud when making payments on the internet


#10

Does Revolut accept mbnet cards to do the top up?


#11

It does but it will count as a credit card instead of debit card as the virtual cards have the BIN of a credit card


#12

Yes French banks do it too. It’s called Virtualis.


#13

I tried using the French version, Virtualis, for topping up Revolut. It was impossible to verify the card because I couldn’t take a photo of it, so it caused me a lot of trouble and I had to stop doing it :frowning:


#14

In my case it doesn’t accept my mbnet cards, it said that it was unable to do the top up. As to the photo verification it hasn’t asked me to take a picture of the card yet… or maybe it did but I’m such a noob at this haha


#15

-1) Shouldn’t be topping up Revolut with a large number of cards (or re-using/sharing cards with other individuals.), especially if they’re generated every transaction.
-2) Virtual cards are not supported for topping up Revolut.


Regarding topping-up with virtual cards


#16

Yeah that would be great to get a disposable one-time use number for one-off purchases.

@Ultimat3
Create a poll to show :r: team like @AndreasK that many people want to have this option.


#17

Hiya,
Is there a way to create a poll from within the Revolut forum ?


#18

Seeing this, I suppose it’s possible, although I don’t know how.


Poll : Single-use e-card number generator
#19

found it ! it’s in the options on the far right…

here we go : Poll : Single-use e-card number generator


#20

Great! I just vote YES.