Personal Finance
Personal Finance
Verified by Visa

Peace of Mind when Shopping Online Starts Here

Protect your PNC Bank VisaŽ Debit Card and Credit Card online purchases with Verified by Visa. This free, simple-to-use service confirms your identity with an extra password when you make an online purchase. There's no need to download anything or install any software, and there is no  service charge. Verified by Visa 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 Verified by Visa symbol -- it's your assurance that your transaction will have an added layer of protection.

Step 2: Activate Verified by Visa while you shop

It's quick and easy! If you haven't already activated Verified by Visa for your PNC Bank Visa Debit Card or Credit Card, you'll be prompted to during the checkout process at participating online merchants. You'll be asked to verify your identity and create your unique Verified by Visa password for each card, that's it! You are done!

Once your card has been activated, your card number will be recognized whenever you shop at a participating Verified by Visa merchant. Simply enter your password in the Verified by Visa window and your identity will be verified to ensure a secure transaction. For merchants that are not yet participating in Verified by Visa, 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 Verified by Visa symbol so you know where to shop online with extra security. Be sure to activate all your Visa Debit Cards and Credit Cards for added peace of mind -- no matter how you choose to pay.

 Learn more
Read the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Verified by Visa program.