Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card

Virtual non-reloadable prepaid card for remote transactions only, such as internet transactions, e-shopping and phone orders.
IDEAL FOR
  • Small-value remote transactions
MAXIMUM
LOAD AMOUNT
€250
HOW TO GET IT
  • Online in 5 minutes
FEES
  • €2 to issue and load the card (includes the initial loading fee)

How you benefit

Instant issue wherever you are

You can obtain and load your Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card, wherever you are 24/7 via the Piraeus Bank website and use it immediately for transactions.



Easy to use

You can use your Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card to make payments and purchases up to €250, online or over the phone, in case you cannot obtain a debit, a credit, or a prepaid reloadable card e.g. during non-working hours To issue the card, you only need to provide your ID or passport number and your mobile phone number. Your card is issued online in just a few minutes, 24/7 and you can use it immediately.



Safe remote transactions

When you use your Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card, you can rest assured that you can only shop until you have used up all the available balance. The maximum available balance is €250. This protects your card against fraudulent use.



Upgrade option

For more transaction options, you can upgrade your Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card to a Piraeus Prepaid Reloadable Card for free, any time before it expires. The card details (card number, expiry date and CVC2 code) will remain the same. To upgrade it, visit any Piraeus Bank branch.

Find out all the supporting documents needed

How to upgrade your Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card to a Piraeus Prepaid Reloadable Card step-by-step.

Features

Virtual card

The Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card is a virtual card without plastic. You can use it for transactions when a physical card is not necessary. You only need the number, expiry date and CVC2 verification code of your card.



Non-reloadable

You can only load the Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card once, and only upon issuing, by charging another credit, debit or prepaid card you hold with Piraeus Bank or another bank. The card can neither be reloaded nor unloaded. For your convenience, you may upgrade it to a Piraeus Prepaid Reloadable Card for free, keeping the same details (number, expiry date and CVC2). To upgrade it, visit any Piraeus Bank branch to submit the required supporting documents.
How to upgrade your Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card to a Piraeus Prepaid Reloadable Card step-by-step.



How to use it*

You can use your Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card for online or phone transactions where a physical card is not required, such as:


  • Shop from e-shops
  • Pay online for bills or services
  • Make phone orders from businesses accepting MasterCard worldwide, until you have used up all the available balance (There is no limit to the number of transactions you can make).

It also accepts refunds if you need to return products you have bought using it.

*For more information regarding the allowed transactions press here



Direct debit

Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card is a prepaid card. It is neither a credit nor a debit card. It is not linked to any deposit account. Each transaction you make is directly debited to your card, until you have used up all the available balance. The maximum available balance is €250. No interest is charged to any of the transactions. Unless there are sufficient funds, transactions cannot be completed.



Maximum transaction & load limit

up to €250

You can only load the Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card once and only upon issuing. It accepts up to €250. You can make transactions until you have used up all the available balance. This card transaction limit cannot change.



Fees
Card issue & initial load*
  €2
Card reissue
  Transaction not available
Card upgrade
to Piraeus Prepaid Reloadable Card
  €3
Purchases in non euro currency
  2% of the transaction amount, €5 max.
Reload
  Transaction not available
Unload
  Transaction not available
Cash withdrawals at ATMs
  Transaction not available
  * the load fees are deducted from the balance deposited when issuing the card  

How to get it

To get a Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card, you do not have to be a Piraeus Bank customer.

You can obtain it online, by providing your ID or passport number and your Greek mobile phone number.


 1.  Your Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card is issued immediately.


 2.  You can load it straightaway by charging another credit, debit or prepaid card you hold with Piraeus Bank or any other bank. The net maximum load amount is €250*.

 3.  In a few minutes, you receive your virtual card number, expiry date and 3-digit CVC2 code, on the mobile phone you gave when you applied for the card. The CVC2 code is necessary for remote transactions. 


Your Piraeus Prepaid Virtual Card is already activated. You can use it to shop or make payments in Greece or abroad, until you have used up all the available balance.

 * the load fees are deducted from the balance deposited when the card is issued