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Can shops use card payments to track/profile customers?

Can shops use payment information when you pay with a debit or credit card to track a customer's buying habits? In other words can a shopkeeper link different purchases at different times in his ...
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Can eBay work with your bank card

I want to deposit 60$ I have in my eBay account from doing online surveys and such, but ebay only has my debit card number. Will my bank (Huntington) or any bank allow it to be deposited through my ...
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Difference between sort code & account number, and long number, expiry date & cvv

It seems to me that there are two ways of using a credit/debit card for payment Using a combination of the sort code and account number Using a combination of the long (usually 16 digit) number, ...
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Moving money into Fifth Third checking account through Access 360 card

My account was one of those compromised a bit back, and as a result Fifth Third cancelled my card and gave me a prepaid Access 360 card. Due to some mail complications I never received my new card, ...
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Scammer wants details and credentials for my empty & unused bank account. What could go wrong?

Some guy wants to use my bank account info (user and password) and he also wants me to ship my card he said with 0 dollars on it. It's a debit card and I don't really use the account anymore it has ...
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Cash back at a grocery store; are there disadvantages besides those inherent in cash?

Suppose I need cash. Suppose I also need groceries. I go grocery shopping, and when it comes time to check out I also use that neat cash back thing, where I "spend" $20 off my debit card, and get ...
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E-shopping, the store refunds less money, how act?

I've ordered some product online. The next day I got an email: On 1st time orders, our company requires transactions to be completed via Paypal. We have refunded your credit card for the total ...
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Is usage of someone else's bank card allowed?

If I gave my bank debit card from Payoneer with my name on it (but no photo and signature) to friend of mine, is he allowed to withdraw money from my card in the branch of the bank using cash desk? ...
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Why is EMV chip+signature gaining popularity over chip+PIN in the United States?

With the U.S. finally making the transition to EMV technology, I am surprised that the major banks are going with Chip+Signature technology over Chip+PIN. I think it is far more convenient for the ...
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When making a credit transaction, why does it take the transaction a couple days to clear, but it can communicate the hold immediately?

I find it interesting that if I make a purchase as a credit transaction -- that it takes a couple of days to clear, but yet, the hold can be communicated immediately. If the networks in place can ...
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Checking fraud withdrawal with atm bank

I have a pre-paid debit card, which I suspect some fraud cash withdrawals have happened at an ATM machine in Portugal (I'm currently staying there). I'm wondering is there any chance the bank where ...
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How to transfer money from a paysafe card to Paypal or debit cards

The question is pretty straightforward but I'll put some background to it: I got a paysafecard to make a purchase from an online site that no longer supports this way of payment. I'd like to transfer ...
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Nationwide FlexOne internationally

I am planning a trip to Berlin, and I have seen that my debit card has no transaction fees or cash fees for foreign currency, so it is charged at VISA's exchange rate. Are there any costs I'm missing, ...
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Maximum transaction amount on debit card (USA)

Usually when a credit (yes credit and not debit - I didn't mistype) card has too little available credit, some of the card balance needs to be paid off. The available credit is increased by the amount ...
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Why do retailers in Peru have different POS terminals for Mastercard and Visa?

A recent visit to Lima showed me that virtually all retailers who accepted both cards had to use two different terminals instead of a unified one. Is there a specific infrastructure, culture or market ...
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Transfer from Amex Credit card to BofA debit card [closed]

Note: before seeing "extra" information as noise, note that users have requested more details. Question: How can my father send money from his American Express Credit card to my Bank Of America Debit ...
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Is home address required for online payments

I have a question about online payment and I would appreciate it if one could answer. For online payments with debitcard in the UK, at the time of payment, I have always been asked to enter the home ...
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Find out if I have recurring charges to my accounts?

I do online payments for various services, and I'm wondering if over the years I've accumulated some recurring (perhaps annual) charges that I've forgotten about, for services I no longer use. Is ...
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Why do car rental companies prefer/require credit over debit cards?

Renting a car frequently requires a credit card. At best, renting a car is more of a hassle with a debit card. Sure, I'm using their stuff, but putting a £1000 hold on my Visa Debit should work just ...
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Can I pay for my wife's hospital bill from my HSA?

My wife is on a different insurance plan than me. Different provider and all. I have a HSA that my employer and I contribute to every paycheck. Can I pay for my wife's hospital bill with my HSA ...
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Will my India based Visa debit card work in the USA or do I need a chip based EMV card?

I have an international debit card by VISA issued in India. The card has magnetic stripe. Will the ATM card be valid in the USA or do i need a chip based EMV card?
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How to avoid maintenance fee when balance drops below minimum?

Looking for a way to, in the event of a purchase dropping my balance below the minimum daily balance (MDB) with no way to bring it above the MDB before the end of the day, make 6 point of sale (POS) ...
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Does Visa Electron preauth success necessarily mean the transaction will succeed?

I have placed an order with an online store which preauthorises charges at 100% the price of the item. Now on my Visa Electron debit card I have a daily purchase limit of say x dollars. The purchase ...
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Prepaid VISA Debit Card declined on Amazon.com

So I tried to make a purchase on Amazon.com using my Prepaid Visa Debit Card but it was declined, they said: We have canceled your recent Amazon.com order(s) because we are unable to charge your ...
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My bank often blocks my card during purchases - what is the most reliable bank card? (UK)

My bank (Natwest) blocks my debit card so frequently that I'm often worried about making large transactions - such as checking out of a hotel, buying at a luxury store, etc. It ruins experiences that ...
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Multiple prepaid card sharing the same funds

There exists a prepaid card service which allows multiple cards to refer to the same account/pool of funds? With my house mates we would like to setup a prepaid card to which automatically transfer ...
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What are “PIN-less” transactions, when are they possible, and how do I make sure my transaction is PIN-less?

Rewards checking accounts typically require 10-12 monthly transactions to earn decent interest. Often I see that they require these transactions to be "PIN-less". I neither understand exactly what ...
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Are debit cards and “open loop” gift cards accepted everywhere that credit cards are?

In U.S., a debit card or an "open loop" gift card will normally have a Visa or MasterCard logo on it, and the card can be used in "credit" mode. Does that mean that such a debit card or gift card can ...
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How quickly are the funds from a bank deposit available via my debit card or a check?

I deposited a cashier's check into my account at 8AM, the account had nearly nothing in it. If I were to use the "credit" option on my debit card at the grocery store would I overdraw my account? Do ...
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Debit card for minor (< 8 y.o.)

I have a child who has expressed interest in using a debit card. He knows about money, can count coins and banknotes, and really wants to have a debit card. I want to use this as a learning experience ...
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A way to store money in something like a credit card without my name on it? [closed]

I need to travel abroad, and one of the ways I thought I could easily take money without it being in a form of cash is to buy something. Gift cards obviously is a bad idea - it's limited amount ($100 ...
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What are the pros and cons of using the cash back option at the grocery store register?

I am new to the US. Whenever I make a payment at a grocery store like sunucks, or walmart, etc. on payment terminal, they offer me cash back. I usually decline. I just wanted to know what are the ...
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Transferring balance to a debit card

I often receive credit card offers in the mail with very attractive balance transfer options. I wonder what will happen if apply to a a credit card and try to transfer a balance to a debit card. ...
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debit/prepaid card in NOK

From time to time I travel around the world and was wondering how can I reduce costs when paying by card. Sometimes this may be acceptable if you have a good card in USD/EUR, but sometimes even that ...
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Should I use my credit or debit card when purchasing groceries?

When I go grocery shopping, I almost always purchase enough to warrant using a card rather than cash. I used to use my debit card for these transactions, but twice in the past (each incident about ...
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The hotel manager took a photo copy of my debit card. Do I have a reason to be worried?

Last week I visited Turkey. I came to a hotel my traveling agent has reserved a month before, but the reception officer didn't let me in because he said my voucher was cancelled. After an hour of ...
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Money not taken from bank account after large purchase [closed]

I made a large purchase on a Friday evening using my check/debit card as a credit transaction. The transaction was initially declined by my bank as unusual activity. On the spot I called my bank and ...
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Travelling abroad: is EUR or USD card better?

I live in Poland. Recently, banks have raised fees for card payments in foreign currency. I've heard that a good way to go around it is to buy USD and pay using it (except for eurozone and UK). But ...
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What to do of a reward card after it is empty?

Recently I enrolled in a no cost trial offer with a company. For that they sent me a $10 reward card. I used it up for buying groceries. Is the reward card useful anymore? Or should I just cut it up ...
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Is it safe to scan debit card's front and back side for my broker?

To make a deposit, my broker, regulated by EU and established, asks me to provide the scans of the front and back side of the debit card. "Name, expiration date and the first and last four digits of ...
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Make Visa, hybrid debit/credit card default to credit mode?

I have a Visa, "hybrid" debit/credit card. Is there a way to make it act as a credit card by default so I don't have to hit "cancel" or "ok" when checking out, just to get it to use credit mode?
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How do I protect my credit/debit cards from being stolen or scanned?

Until a few years ago my credit card number had only been stolen once, about 15 years ago. But in the last two years it has been stolen four times. The first recent time was a few years ago in Hawaii, ...
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Should I get a credit card if I already have a debit card?

I'm sorry if this question seems a duplicate of another (likely this), but my situation is actually a little different. My situation is that, I have a debit card from a bank I find convenient but ...
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Automating high- bank or credit union requirements (e.g. X debit card transactions per month)

Banks (and credit unions, etc.) that offer high interest typically require the customer to take some kind of action every month, such as performing 10 debit card purchases. I'm wondering if people ...
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Why are rewards for credit cards so much better than debit cards?

My understanding is credit card companies make money based on a transaction cost, which presumably is the same for credit/debit. I can't really find information on this, so it might be a faulty ...
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Debit card has stopped working while traveling, and my bank says there's no problem

I'm in Portugal at the moment, and my debit card (from a US bank) stopped working. Every ATM I have tried in the city (at least 8) says "Try another location" since Sunday, and purchases all result in ...
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Why do credit card transactions take up to 3 days to appear, yet debit transactions are instant?

I noticed that when I use my credit card it takes up to 3 business days (even 5 days including weekends if I use it on a Thursday, I have to wait until Monday or Tuesday) for the transaction to appear ...
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When to use visa debit /MC debit

When I open up a regular checking account, I get an ATM/DEBIT card? So what exactly are the pros/cons of using a Visa/MC Debit card over the debit card provided by my bank?
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why will charges disappear from my debit card then reappear

I have made a few large purchases (ex: computer, flight tickets) in the past with my debit card, and for the most part the charges go onto my card and that's the end of it; other times I will see the ...
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Digital envelope system: a modern take [closed]

Is anyone successfully using a digital form of the "envelope system"? I have some of the pieces, but have not figure out a complete process to automate. I am thinking of using a pre-paid debit cards ...