In 2000, EntroPay become the first virtual prepaid card in Europe, bringing millions of people a payment method that combined the simplicity of a debit card with the control and privacy of an e-wallet. Now partnered with Visa, EntroPay has become one of the most secure, easy-to-use online payment providers.
The prepaid Virtual Visa Card functions just like a physical prepaid card. Customers complete the sign-up process, deposit funds onto the card using a bank account, credit or debit card, then use the card details to shop via phone or online anywhere that accepts Visa. You can even receive and store payments and refunds on the card. All the things a prepaid card does, just without the plastic.
EntroPay customers can effectively use their account as an e-wallet, by linking their bank account to their Virtual Visa Card. Funds can then be transferred directly between bank account and card.
EntroPay previously offered a physical card, the EntroPay Plastic Mastercard, but since partnering with Visa it's no longer available to new customers. EntroPay say they are "working hard on reintroducing EntroPay Plastic in the near future".
The EntroPay online sign-up form asks for your:
Customers can also opt to input their bank details in order to use bank transfer services.
EntroPay has several levels of membership, primarily affecting the amount you can load onto your virtual prepaid card. Advancing membership levels is simply a matter of verifying personal details as follows: Starter level asks you to complete the sign-up form. Basic level requires that you submit your full residential address and verify your email address. Premier level instructs you to verify your identity by submitting a copy of valid photo ID (eg passport) and proof of address (i.e. utility bills).
EntroPay is accepted everywhere that accepts Visa, including major online gambling websites such as Bet365, 32Red and Gala Casino. In fact, millions of websites worldwide accept Visa – just look out for the blue and yellow Visa logo.
It's free to join EntroPay, obtain your Virtual Visa Card and make payments. However, there are other fees for using EntroPay services, which include:
A previously mentioned feature might be one of the most prominent, EntroPay is offered anywhere VISA is offered which usually means everywhere. EntroPay's convenience is a feature that can't be overlooked as so many valuable, online-centric banking options find themselves only featured within a few casinos as opposed to EntroPay which is widely accepted almost anywhere.
The main security benefit of EntroPay is that you don't have to provide your bank details, and because it's prepaid, you don't risk sharing your credit/debit card or personal details during online transactions.
EntroPay also employ a number of security measures, including meeting TRUSTe standards on Internet privacy, using 128-bit encryption to protect your account, using cryptographic devices with military-level security, assigning unique usernames and passwords so that customer accounts cannot be viewed by EntroPay employees, using 3-D Secure and VeriSign to protect transactions, and using firewalls and virus protection to defend against fraud and phishing.
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