European guidelines regarding online credit card payments have changed to provide more security for online credit card payments. From 2021, 3D Secure authentication will be mandatory. This authentication can be requested by a TAN, fingerprint or password, for example. This is to ensure that the actual cardholder makes the purchase and that the card is not misused. Depending on the credit card provider, this two-factor encryption is called different things. VISA refers to 3D Secure as "Verified by VISA" and Mastercard uses the name "Mastercard Identity Check."
Not registered yet? Due to the new regulations, we ask that you verify with 3D Secure. The process may vary between different providers and credit cards. In most cases you can activate 3D Secure online. Please contact your bank for more information. Note that since 2021 this authentication is mandatory, which is why we recommend registering before your next online purchase..
Already registered? If you are already registered for 3D Secure, you do not need to register again.