Verified by Visa

How does Verified by Visa (VbV) work?

This service uses sophisticated Risk-Based authentication and you will be shown a "Processing ..." page after you have entered your payment details and selected to checkout. In some cases as an extra security measure you may be requested to provide additional information to verify your purchase, in accordance with the Terms of use and privacy policy.

Recent improvements to Verified by Visa

In response to customer feedback and to improve our customer experience when shopping online, we no longer require a password to verify a purchase. Sophisticated authentication security measures are working behind the scenes to prevent fraud. However, as an extra security measure you may still be requested to provide additional information to aid purchase verification.

Shopping with VbV

Buying with VbV

Verified by Visa logo

When you make a purchase online, enter the payment details as usual when requested. Upon checkout VbV will verify the purchase automatically but, as an extra security measure you may be asked to provide additional information.

Entering the last 4 digits of your account number

Nationwide FlexAccount Visa debit card

You can find the last 4 digits of your account number at the bottom of your card. It's needed to ensure you are the genuine card holder.

The CVV can be found in the signature panel

Back of Nationwide Visa debit card

The CVV is the last 3 digits that appear on the back of your card, in the signature panel. It's needed to ensure you are the genuine card holder.

Improving the VBV service

We have improved the VBV service and for the majority of transactions you will no longer need to verify yourself each time you make a card purchase:

  • CVV (3 digit security code)
  • Expiry date
  • Name on Card
  • Birth Date
  • Last 4 digits (debit cards only)

Verified by Visa privacy policy

Verified by Visa terms of use