Visa Secure

Peace of Mind when Shopping Online Starts Here

Protect your PNC Bank Visa® Debit Card and Credit Card online purchases with Visa Secure. This free, simple-to-use service confirms your identity when you make an online purchase. There's no need to download anything or install any software, and there is no service charge. Visa Secure is just one more way that PNC Bank is committed to the security of your account(s).

How it Works

Step 1: Shop at participating online merchants

Look for online merchants that display the Visa Secure symbol -- it's your assurance that your transaction will have an added layer of protection.

Step 2: Visa Secure automatically activated at checkout

It's quick and easy! There is no registration required for Visa Secure for your PNC Bank Visa Debit Card or Credit Card. If required, you'll be prompted during the checkout process at participating online merchants. You'll be asked to verify your identity and that's it! You are done!

For merchants that are not yet participating in Visa Secure, don't worry, your Visa card will continue to work as usual.

For a list of participating online stores, visit the Places to Shop.

Step 3: Enjoy enhanced security

Look for the Visa Secure symbol so you know where to shop online with extra security.

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Service

What is Visa Secure?Visa Secure is a service developed by Visa to validate your identity when you use your PNC card for online purchases at participating merchants.

What is the benefit for consumers?Visa Secure provides added assurance when using your Visa card to make purchases online. You can be sure that any online merchant using the Visa Secure security system is a legitimate commercial entity.

Is my personal information safe and secure?Yes. Your information is transmitted using a high level of encryption and is stored on a secure server.

Does Visa Secure cost me anything?No. There are no costs associated with this service.

Important Information and Disclosures

  1. Visa® is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association and used under license.

  2. Bank deposit products and services provided by PNC Bank, National Association. Member FDIC

Read a summary of privacy rights for California residents which outlines the types of information we collect, and how and why we use that information.