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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

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 ...
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How can a school club collect money using credit cards?

tl;dr- How can we legally accept credit cards (to our club bank account) without being able to become a legal entity? I'm an officer an officially-recognized student-run club at my university. I'd ...
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Long card payment delay caused loss on exchange rate

While travelling two months ago I made a purchase in a store abroad with a card, everything went smoothly. Today I received a call from my bank saying that only yesterday the transaction went through ...
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Paying with a debit card

How exactly do I pay with a debit card from my bank? My mom told me that I should never have to enter my pin when using debit card, but I did today at WalMart. Did I screw up? Is there any general ...
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Money blocked on debitcard by PayPal

I bought some airline tickets using paypal (I have a debitcard associated to this account) and it seems that paypal debited the ticket price once and then also blocked the same amount on the card. ...
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Why do the banks charge a foreign transaction fee?

Could somebody please explain why some banks charge a fee for card transactions made in a foreign currency? For example, for a debit card transaction, as far as I know, the exchange from the foreign ...
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Why the different fees for credit and debit card payments?

Could somebody explain why the merchants are charged different fees when the customers use credit and debit cards?
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Is it possible to get a debit card for a non-US-citizen nephew without foreign transaction fees?

Here is my predicament: I am a US citizen, and I have a nephew in Russia, who is not a US citizen, and whom I would like to support financially. I have easily been able to make him an associated user ...
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Will moving significant amount of cash by using debit card cause problems in the USA?

Let's say I'm withdrawing money from my debit card(issued by bank from my country) and depositing them in the US bank account. Will it cause some kind of problems? The total amount is a bit below ...
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Do US ATMs need magnetic stripes?

German banks (credit unions) are starting to issue ATM cards that have only a chip, no magnetic stripes (German language news article). Can such a card currently (May 2014) be used in US ATM machines ...
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What are the limitations of prepaid payment cards (compared to credit cards)?

I am currently unable to get a credit card¹, but I wish to be able to buy goods from web stores, to buy airline tickets, to rent cars, hotel rooms, etc. Through my bank I only have a Member Card, ...
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How can I refute an excessive surcharge for debit card payment?

I recently paid a company to carry out some work on our house. I made a payment over the phone and spoke to a nice lady who took my debit card details. However when I checked my bank account I ...
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Should I collect receipts after paying with a card?

I heard from some folks that it's wise to collect a receipt after you pay with a card. The reason they propose is that the merchant can theoretically charge your card again after you leave, and a ...
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MasterCard/Visa: For my second card should I stay with the same network?

I have a card in a country, and want to create another card in another country for convenience reasons. Let's say the terms of both networks are very similar for me, so I have no special reason to ...
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which banks (and where) in Europe allow non-residents to open accounts with a single visit (or even none at all)?

Which banks and where in Europe allow to non-EU resident (eg from Russia) to open a bank account, requiring only a single visit in person (or, ideally, completely remotely, with no visit at all--doing ...
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Who performs the blocking on a Visa card?

I recently tried to pay for a train ticket online with my Visa debit card. However the payment got refused, but the price of the ticket is being blocked on my card. I contacted the train company to ...
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Debit card funds on preauthorization hold to paypal: can it be used for another transaction?

I have a sum of money on a prepaid Mastercard debit card which I attempted to use the majority of to make a purchase from a vendor who uses Paypal for their payments. Unfortunately, the vendor ran ...
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Spending arrangements for a dependent student studying abroad

I live in the U.S., and my daughter will be starting college in England in the fall. She is financially dependent on us, has no credit history, and will not have a job while she's in college. We'll be ...
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Any reasons why I'd better not black out security code from my debit card?

I'm considering to black out CVC2 (card security code) from all the bank cards I have. The reasons are: in the country I live, debit cards are often taken away at restaurants, so they easily remain ...
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Misspelled cardholders name: any official policy of MasterCard?

My bank issued a MasterCard debit card with a misspelled cardholder name. They promise that credit card regulations allow up to 3(?) letters to be misspelled in the name, but can't show an official ...
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Is it true Visa & Mastercard can choose a more beneficial date (for them) for the exchange rate on a foreign transaction?

Whenever I pay abroad (or online) with my debit card, the amount charged is in a currency other than my card's own. I am aware Visa/Mastercard charge for a foreign currency conversion. I heard a ...
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Can merchants tell the difference between a credit card and embossed debit card?

I don't have a credit card, still some merchants (e.g. car rental companies) require a credit card to use their services. If I have an embossed debit card issued, may I be confident to use it when ...
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What can a customer do to reduce damage from a data breach?

A larger retailer admitted recently that hackers were able to steal credit and debit card data for about 40 million customers. Reports say that names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and ...
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Why hasn't public key encryption or one time password been introduced to battle online card fraud?

With all the identity theft and card fraud in the world. Even though some One time password measures have been put in place in the banking system where the cardholder verifies the transaction with a ...
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Difference among prepaid card, prepaid debit card and debit card

I'm confused with prepaid card, prepaid debit card and debit card, can anyone tell me the difference among these three cards?
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Automatically splitting payments between people

My girlfriend and I have decided that we want to split expenses 50/50 (or whatever ratio). Currently, we alternate payment, but that means that we have to remember who paid last time, how much, etc. ...
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Why I can't view my debit card pre-authorized amounts?

I have a Mastercard debit card. When I pay an amount of money, I can see (with more or less delay) how much I've paid, when, in favor of who, etc. Now the question is: why I can't see the ...
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What does the term alias mean in the context of payment cards?

What does the term alias mean in the context of payment cards? I understand it's somehow linked to a card number but what is its purpose?
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Are there debit cards tied to commodities?

I'm wondering if there are debit cards tied to commodities? For example is there a debit card where I can deposit in Gold, Silver, or cash that is immediately converted to the asset and then use the ...
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U.S. credit/debit card for non-U.S. citizens to use on e-commerce sites to buy digital goods, e.g. ebooks?

I am neither a U.S. citizen nor resident there — I live in southeast Asia. I want to be able to buy Kindle ebooks on Amazon.com, and to shop on other U.S.-based e-commerce websites for digital ...
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How can I create a debit card online outside of the US?

How can I create a debit card online outside of the US? There are no convenient ways to create a debit card in my area. I want to buy some stuff online and I'm afraid for my credit card security. I ...
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Is it legal for a hostel to write down my debit card information for security purposes?

I just moved to Manchester and I'm staying at a hostel. I booked a bed online via hostelworld.com. What bothers me is that a receptionist asked me to give her my debit card in order to ensure some ...
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Prepaid credit/debit card for a foreigner visiting the US

I live in the US. A friend from Australia will be visiting the US and she does not have a credit card. She would like to have a prepaid credit/debit card in the US, for obvious reasons. You cannot ...
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How to use debit card with money on savings account?

I see that a lot of banks offer savings account and current account with online banking. Usually the savings account can have instant access and some interest rate, while the current account has no ...
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What is the average value of a credit card or debit card transaction?

There are a plethora of statistics regarding credit card usage but what I can't seem to find is the the value of the average credit card (or debit card) transaction. Are such statistics provided by ...
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Is it possible to withdraw Liberty Reserve USD using debit cards? [closed]

Is it possible to withdraw Liberty Reserve USD using debit cards? I found this site which offers such thing as Liberty Reserve debit cards. But I'm not sure how reliable it is. The debit card they ...
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What's the difference when asked for “debit or credit” by a store when using credit and debit cards?

When purchasing something in a store with a credit card or a debit card, the cashier may ask "credit or debit"? I was wondering what the point is using a credit card in a "debit" way? How is it ...
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Why is there a delay on credit card transactions showing up on my online statement?

If I make a purchase with my credit card there is a delay of a few days before it shows up on my online statement. If I make a purchase with my debit card it usually is displayed that day. Why the ...
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How much interest will I pay on my credit card?

I'm about to move to the US and I'm wondering: say I always keep an active balance and never overdraw/accumulate debt, will I still pay interest on my monthly expenses paid via credit card? For ...
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If a deposit of $1200 is being processed but hasn't yet been cleared, then can I immediately use that money to pay with my debit card?

For the record, I use Bank of America. I have a $1200 deposit (from the account of my parents) that's being processed, but that's still waiting to be cleared. The available balance adds it in though. ...
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How long should I keep an uncleared transaction in my checkbook?

About three months ago I went out to eat and paid for the meal with a combination of a gift card and my debit card, afterwards the portion that was paid via debit card was recorded properly and since ...
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When is a good time for me to change the billing address of my debit card?

So I'll most likely move from Washington to Rhode Island over the summer, and I'd like to change the billing address of my Bank of America debit card sooner rather than later since I have to pay sales ...
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What is a good credit or debit card that offers a reward with each transaction in the US?

I am looking for a rewards card (credit or debit) where you can earn some number of cents (I've seen 10 or 20) per purchase that you charge to the card regardless of the amount. Something similar to ...
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Why should I cut up debit cards that are no longer usable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do with expired cards (credit, debit, insurance cards, …) I just cancelled my Chase Debit Card account, and the person advised me to cut up my old debit ...
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Where to get prepaid stored value cards capable of having higher limits (e.g. $10,000)?

When I was drafting consumer protection guidelines for stored value cards, I heard there were cards that stored balances as high as $10,000. Yet, when I go to convenience stores, I only see stored ...
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How do debit card interchange fees work cross-border?

In some countries (for example US, UK), only credit cards have a hefty percentage (usually around 2%) interchange fee, while debit cards have only a small fixed fee for each transaction. But in other ...
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What to do with expired cards (credit, debit, insurance cards, …)

I wonder if it is safe to throw away expired cards (credit cards, debit cards, health insurance cards) with name and card/account/ID number as trash. Even if other people have them, will they be able ...