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Capitec Bank/FNB 'virtual card': Use it! It’s just safer - tech journo

24 November 2020 9:56 AM
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"You have no reason not to use Capitec Bank or FNB’s virtual card," says tech journo Nafisa Akabor. "It’s way more secure."

Capitec Bank is the latest to announce a “virtual card”, intended to make life a little easier and a lot safer.

Clients have complete, on-demand control of things such as limits and users can cancel it in an instant.

Refilwe Moloto asked tech journalist Nafisa Akabor what a virtual card is, and how it keeps you safe.

Does “more secure” have to mean “more complicated”?

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How to activate your Capitec Virtual Card

  • Open the app and sign in

  • Tap “cards” in the bottom tab bar

  • Choose “virtual card” in the top-right corner

  • Tap “add virtual card” button, then follow the steps to sign up.

It works as normal… but it’s just safer… I forgot about it. It’s just working as it should.

Nafisa Akabor, technology journalist

FNB has a dynamic CVV that changes every hour…

Nafisa Akabor, technology journalist

You have no reason not to use a virtual card… This is way more secure… multiple layers of security… It’s just safer. If you want to get your crime stats – the breaches – down, you have to go this route.

Nafisa Akabor, technology journalist

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


24 November 2020 9:56 AM
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