FNB Launches Virtual Debit and Credit Cards

FNB has launched virtual cards – available to individual customers across Debit, Fusion and Credit Cards and for business customers on Debit Cards.

The Virtual Card will be available by October 2020 and customers will access it via the FNB App and the RMB Private Banking App. Once available, customers can request the card anytime, anywhere at no additional cost.

All 3 million FNB and RMB Private Bank App users can conveniently use Virtual Cards for QR code payments via Scan to Pay for a completely contactless digital experience at Point of Sale (POS).

In addition, the 2.4 million Android App customers with a compatible Android device can also enable their Virtual Card for Tap to Pay on the App for contactless payments convenience.


Customers no longer need to rely on a physical card at merchants that have Tap-to-Pay functionality as they can either use an Android smart device or an Apple device where the merchant accepts QR Code payments.

Raj Makanjee, FNB Payments Executive says the launch of the Virtual Card is part of the Bank’s journey to avail convenient and safer solutions via a trusted platform. “We have made significant strides in enabling our customers to use digital payments, even when they shop at a physical Point of Sale. We believe that digital payments are a more convenient, secure and cost-effective solution for both the consumer and the merchant.”

With all the security and convenience features, the Bank encourages customers to use trusted platforms when shopping online. Customers are reminded to always keep information such as PINs and passwords safe and to only authenticate transactions they have initiated.

Edited by Jenna Delport
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