What is ‘Visa Secure’ for online debit card payments?

Visa Secure (formerly known as Verified by Visa) helps protect your account against fraud and unauthorised use.

We work with Visa to give you greater protection against fraudsters – you’ll see its logo next to ours on a new verification screen which may pop up when you pay online. 

New rules on payment services mean you’ll sometimes be asked to prove it really is you when making some online purchases.  

You’ll have a choice of three ways to confirm it’s you

  • The Barclays app (make a few taps on your screen)
  • Text message (type in a code sent to your mobile)
  • PINsentry card reader (use it with your card to generate a code)

The quickest and easiest way to confirm is by using the Barclays app.

Watch our video which explains the process in more detail, and find out more on how the changes could affect you.