Capital One lets you view your entire credit card number and details like expiration date and CVV code online from your desktop browser or you can create a virtual number in the app. Here is a video that shows you exactly how to do it:
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve either been away from home or otherwise not had handy the precise credit card I want when I’d like to use it. Sometimes I resort to just using a card number that I have memorized even if it isn’t the best for a particular purchase. While a Capital One card isn’t always that card that I’m reaching for in those situations, it is nonetheless a great feature to be able to access the info you need online.
Note that within the Capital One app, you can alternatively create a virtual card number. Simply log in to the Capital One app, pull up your card account, scroll to the bottom menu options (underneath your recent transactions) and click where it says “View” next to Virtual Card.
Then Capital One will generate a temporary virtual number.
Of course, there is a security concern to be had in this: someone who hacks your account could potentially get your credit card information. They do require you to enter a code from email or text message in order to view the card number, so there is at least some 2-factor authentication.
Overall, this is a 21st-century customer-friendly move. While I’m sure some will have security concerns with this, the truth is that there are so many data breaches these days that this doesn’t seem much riskier to me than using my credit card on a day to day basis. The convenience factor here is high – it would be great to see other issuers follow suit.