Visa to enable OTP-less e-shopping
Posted On : Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:13 AM
Visa cardholders will soon be able to complete payments on select e-commerce sites without having to wait for a one-time password (OTP). The payments company will activate ‘Visa Safe Click’ (VSC) across leading online merchants for transactions below Rs 2,000 in value. VSC is a lightweight, secure software plug-in for mobile app-based e-commerce merchants. For transactions up to Rs 2,000, shoppers don’t need an OTP as the solution uses cryptographic validation along with Visa’s global risk engine to authenticate each transaction. The RBI had relaxed norms for transactions below Rs 2,000 in 2016, allowing the payment networks to do the second factor authentication without using OTP. VSC is designed as a frictionless payment solution for e-commerce, which is built exclusively for the Indian market.