In this article, you’ll learn how to create or get a virtual dollar card in Nigeria and why you need it in the first place.
If you’ve been having difficulties with online payments like your bank ATM card being declined by several online vendor and you have have any other payment options to use, then you’ve landed on the right page.
What is a virtual dollar card?
Virtual dollar card is just as its name sounds, it is a non-physical credit card that is purposely built to make online payments easier for consumers and businesses and is mostly in dollars. These cards fill in the gaps where local bank cards fail due to some international restrictions.
Why do you need a Virtual Dollar Card?
Nowadays, whether you’re a blogger, small business owner, someone who shops from international online stores or you just need to pay for some services likes Spotify and Netflix, creating a virtual dollar card will come handy.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a lot of bloggers and small business owners complain that Facebook declines several banks ATM card and are unable to run sponsored ads on Facebook, Instagram and even on Twitter.
With virtual dollar cards, you can pay for any of these service and buy goods from international online stores easily.
So, if you need to make any payment and your bank ATM card is rejected, below are some of the best virtual dollar cards you can opt for.
5 Ways to Get Virtual Dollar Master Cards in Nigeria, Africa
1. ALAT by Wema
ALAT is a digital bank owned by WEMA bank, it was launched in 2017 and offers a free credit card to customers. Once you have an account with ALAT, you can easily create a virtual dollar card for online payments.
How to Create Virtual Dollar Card With ALAT
- Download the ALAT app from Googles Play Store, iOS App Store or visit their official site here
- Once you complete registration, login to your account
- On the main menu, click on Card
- Now, click on “ALAT Dollar Card”.
- “Create a New Card”
- Fill in all required information to proceed.
The virtual dollar card provides you with the regular card details (card name, card number, expiry date and the three-digit CVV code) saved on your app. You can use the card on just any site.
Current rate: NGN 480
2. Barter by Flutterwave
Barter is another great platform that offers virtual dollar card creation. It is one of the best system that allows small businesses to grow by reaching global customers and receiving money without stress.
How to Create Virtual Dollar Card with Barter
- Download Barter by Flutterwave is available on Google Play Store or iOS store or visit their official website.
- Complete the KYC and identity verification process
- Fund your Barter account either through your debit card, or bank transfer
- Tap on ‘Create new card’
- You can either create a Multi-functional card which can be used for all your online purchases/payments or create a custom card for specific purposes (e.g Netflix card, Facebook card, Amazon card and more)
- Enter the amount you’d like to fund your dollar card with and tap continue.
You can top up your card anytime if you used up your funds, saving you the stress of creating a new one.
Current rate: NGN 480
FXKUDI is another great money transfer app that allows users to create virtual dollar cards for online payments. The system is quite similar to Barter, users can send and receive money from anywhere in the world with zero charges.
How to Get a Virtual Dollar Card on FXKUDI
- Visit FXKudi official site or download their app from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store.
- Verify your account via email.
- Update your account with your information.
- Fund your account.
- Create card.
You can now use your card for Facebook ads, spotify etc.
Current rate: NGN 480
4. Eyowo Virtual Dollar Card
Eyowo is one of the best digital banks that offer virtual dollar cards creation. The platform is known for its simplicity and unlike other platforms, it allows you to create and fund a card with as low as $1.
How to Create Virtual Dollar Card With Eyowo
- Visit Eyowo official website or download their app from the Google Play Stor or iOS app store.
- Click on register and enter your phone number
- Provide other necessary information to complete the registration
- On your dashboard (web), click on the hamburger menu and tap on Eyowo cards
- Enter the name you want to display on the card and amount
- Click the create card button.
That’s it, you can now start using your Eyowo virtual dollar card to make payments online. Current rate NGN 485.
5. Wallets Africa
Wallets Africa is one of the best online digital financial platforms for business and customers. Wallet Africa also offers physical cards like Wema ALAT, but while ALAT card is free for the first request, you’ll be charged NGN 1,5000 for a physical Wallets Africa card.
With Wallet Africa, you can transfer money within Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, buy airtime and data, and pay bills.
How to Create Wallets Africa Virtual Cards
- Download the Wallet Mobile App and open an account or visit their website here
- Log into your Wallet app after completing the registration
- Add money to your Wallet using your bank ATM card, bank account or bank transfer.
- On your dashboard, click on Cards and select create a virtual dollar card
- The minimum you can add on your card is $10
You can now start using your card to shop online or pay for services. Current rate NGN 485.
There are several other platforms that you can use to create a virtual dollar card for your online payment, however, I have listed the top 5 virtual dollar card platform you can use if you’re a Nigerian (An African). If you are already using any of the above, share your experience with us in the comments.
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