Visa Electron and the Internet

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by Sebak, Jan 5, 2001.

  1. Sebak

    Sebak Guest

    As I saw many ads showing some merchants` acceptance of Visa Electron I would like to ask you, dear board members, whether it is very common in the US that Visa Electron is enabled in the remote environment (Internet, MOTO). I know it is up to an issuer if he lets its customers to use the cards via the net.
    In my countryside (Poland) no bank enables given above usage, so I am especially curious as it looks like in the US.


  2. dogman

    dogman Well-Known Member

    RE: Visa Electron and the Inte

    Sabak - nice to meet you. I build internet in CA - San Francisco.

    Close estimates of statistics:
    CA only:

    70% of the population can get internet access
    45% of homes have PCs
    85% have Visa/Mastercard/Amex

    Most banks in the US do not restrict internet shopping.

    I believe - of those homes that have both a Visa, Mastercard, or American express, and a PC, 80% made purchases with the Visa on the internet.

    Hope this helps - its always nice seeing differences in other countries and cultures :)

  3. Sebak

    Sebak Guest

    RE: Visa Electron and the Inte

    Actually my question concerned only Visa Electron cards as Debit Cards given to everyone who opens a new account thus has no credibility or as you call it "good credit" and so on.
    So if it is possible to get those stats...


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