Visa introduces CVV-free payments for tokenized cards in India

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Visa introduces CVV-free payments for tokenized cards in India

Visa has launched a new feature CVV-free payments in India that allows users to make online payments without the need for a CVV number.

An Overview of the News

  • This facility is applicable on tokenized credit and debit cards and is available only for domestic transactions in India.
  • The card is tokenized by securing it with a unique code and transactions are completed using a two-factor authentication process that does not require the 16-digit card number or any other card details.
  • The two-factor authentication process ensures that the new authentication method protects users from cyber fraud as the token cannot be used on other platforms.

About Tokenization

  • It is a security process that replaces sensitive data with unique codes called tokens.
  • It aims to protect sensitive data from cyber attacks and frauds.
  • Tokenization is widely used in the payments industry to secure online transactions where sensitive data needs to be shared between different parties.

About Visa Inc.

  • It is a multinational financial services corporation.
  • The company is based in San Francisco, California.
  • Visa Inc. facilitates electronic funds transfers globally through its various payment products including credit cards, debit cards and prepaid cards.
  • Establishment - September 18, 1958
  • Founder - Dee Hock
  • Headquarters – San Francisco, California, US

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