What are virtual cards and how do they work?

Virtual cards are digital versions of a card that can be used to make purchases anywhere online, in mobile apps or by adding them to digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. Like any card, virtual cards have a 16-digit number, an expiration date and a 3-digit security code.

Some advantages of virtual cards is that they allow you to establish balances per card created, or generate temporary cards to prevent fraud in purchases.

Once a Tribal account is approved, virtual cards can be instantly issued with a single click and there is no limit to the number of cards that can be created. That means you can easily issue virtual cards to all employees. You can dynamically set card limits and block any excess spending or hidden subscription fees.