How to Check Visa Credit Card Transactions Online

by Karen W. Fairley
Ensure that you take time to routinely check your credit card account.

In 2011, Americans spent $888 billion using their Visa credit cards, according to statistics from With such purchase power comes a need for financial prudence, including the frequent monitoring of credit card accounts. Being able to check your Visa account online enables you to identify and rectify any erroneous or fraudulent charges to your Visa account within days if not hours of the charges posting to your account.

Always verify that you are on the

Locate the website address for your credit card issuer on your Visa statement or contact the credit card issuer's customer service department by dialing the toll-free number printed on the back of your card.

Create a user name and password that is memorable to you but not obvious to others.

Go to the “account” or “my account” section and log in using your username and password. If this is your first time using the online service you will have to establish an account by creating a username and password. Ensure that you have your account information available. Some online accounts require an email verification to ensure authenticity. Be prepared to check your email to verify your account.

Try to match transaction details with receipts and statements whenever possible.

Access your account and click on “Transaction details” or “History of transactions.” Search and view transactions according to categories such as pending, complete, amount or date range.

About the Author

Karen W. Fairley is a business writer based in Cary, N.C. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo-College of Law and a dual bachelor’s degree in business administration and history from Lourdes University. Fairley loves historical fiction novels and is working on her own novel about women in the church.

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