How to Use Visa Electron Online

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The Visa Electron debit card traditionally was issued to those with a poor credit score because it provides a restricted level of flexibility; you must have the required funds in your account at the time of purchase. In recent years, its popularity has soared because using a Visa Electron card when booking flights online won't incur the exorbitant charges that budget airlines impose on credit card users. However, it has restricted availability and is not yet issued in Australia, Canada, the U.S. or Ireland.

Step 1

Choose "Visa Electron" from the drop-down list of credit and debit cards.

Step 2

Enter your name as it appears on your Visa Electron card.

Step 3

Enter your billing address.

Step 4

Enter the long number on the front of your card.

Step 5

Enter the expiry date.

Step 6

Enter the three digit security code found on the back of your card. A pop-up from Visa, called Verified by Visa, will appear.

Step 7

Enter your password. Your purchase is now confirmed.


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