Almost all banks in Singapore that issue credit cards also issue Visa credit cards. Visa (just like MasterCard) is a world-wide payment processing network that operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments system. Visa facilitates transactions between merchants and card issuing financial institutions. Visa does not issue any debit or credit cards. Visa credit and debit cards are issued by those banks that are associated with Visa. Here, we will try and put together a few tips to help you make the most of your Visa credit card:
Easy wave-and-pay shopping
Visa payWave, an innovation pioneered by Visa enables you to pay for all your shopping and purchases with just a wave of your card. Just wave your Visa payWave-enabled credit card in front of a Visa payWave-enabled merchant terminal and that’s it. Your payment is through. No signatures, no PINs, no handing over of your card to the merchant.
Visa payWave, an innovation pioneered by Visa enables you to pay for all your shopping and purchases with just a wave of your card. Just wave your Visa payWave-enabled credit card in front of a Visa pay Wave-enabled merchant terminal and that’s it. Your payment is through. No signatures, no PINs, no handing over of your card to the merchant.
In addition to standard security measures, Visa has put in place additional security measures to make your payWave transactions even more secure. The payWave transaction will work only when the card is within 4cm of the the terminal. Moreover, the payWave terminal can only process one transaction at a time.
24 hour support
Visa’s Global Customer Assistance Service program provides 24/7 support in multiple languages wherever you are in the world. Just contact Visa through a world-wide network of toll-free telephone numbers. Representatives from Visa Global Customer Assistance Service can block your account within 30 minutes, in case your card is lost or stolen.
Further, they can also arrange for a replacement card to be sent to you within 3 working days and also help obtain emergency cash from over 270,000 locations world-wide.
Secure online shopping
We’ve all experienced an increasing trend to shop, purchase and make payments online. Visa has taken steps to ensure that your virtual-world transactions happen securely. This includes a password authentication system that is designed to confirm your identity when you are online and are using your Visa credit card.
Visa also provides a 24/7 global concierge service for all your lifestyle needs, in all major Asian languages. This is available through all Visa Platinum Concierge, Visa Signature Concierge and Visa Infinte Concierge service programs.
Offers and deals updates
Visa has a mobile app, Visa Explore that keeps you updated with the latest Visa offers and promotions. You can also share your travel experiences and earn travel badges through this app. This app carries a pack of travel tools including an ATM locator, a currency converter, access to emergency assistance and concierge numbers and travel money facts, airport and Wi-Fi information for 30+ destinations. This app is available for both iPhones and Android phones.