The WeSwap card can be used online and works fine for most websites.
Please remember to always select the local currency of the website when using your WeSwap card.
It's possible that the card won't work for certain websites if:
- The merchant authorise recurring payments. Some websites, such as PayPal, Amazon and Netflix to name a few, authorise recurring payments store your card details and will therefore only ask for the CVV on an initial purchase and not of further purchases. WeSwap will always ask for your CVV on every transaction which will cause these transactions to fail.
The WeSwap card has CVV2 implemented, this means that when you enter your WeSwap card details into a website, you will be asked for your CVV (the 3-digit code on the back of your card) to authorise every transaction. This is an added security measure which will prevent anybody from using your card without your permission.
- The merchant requests 3D-secure. These websites will not allow the use of the WeSwap card because the card does not support 3D-secure. This is not our product failing, but a decision by the merchant not to accept the payment from a card that doesn't have the 3D-secure feature.
- The website or the merchant attempts to take a test transaction in a currency that is not on your card, e.g. USD - as this fails the merchant will not proceed with the transaction.
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