Visa online shopping card launched

Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:00

A new internet shopping card, which can be used to pay for goods on any website accepting Visa, has been unveiled.

The 3V Visa Internet Shopping Gift Card is a secure payment card which does not require the user to pay interest and can also be used to pay for items by mail order or telephone.

Users do not need a bank account, credit or debit card. All they need to do is buy the card at a shop and then go to the 3V Visa website to activate the card for online use.

They will receive a unique PIN which will ensure the card will be secure to use online.

The card, which comes in four designs, is available to buy at The Co-op, Martin’s Newsagents, Martin McColl and Borders.

It is being hailed as the gift card “which means present-givers everywhere can get it right for Christmas”.

A spokesperson said: “It’s the first gift card in the UK that lets the lucky recipient shop on the internet and choose the present they really want.”

The card is backed by Alliance & Leicester.

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