Essentially the same thing as a physical card, except that you can’t touch it. Virtual cards have several advantages over physical cards.
1. You can create and destroy one within seconds
2. They are easy to share with employees or outside vendors for one-time or recurring transactions
3. Virtual cards are accepted everywhere online where Mastercard is accepted (essentially everywhere)
Of course, the disadvantage of these cards is that they are not yet suitable for in person transactions. Emburse cards today unfortunately are not loadable into the Apple Wallet or Android Wallet platforms.