Questions tagged [debit-card]

This tag is to be used for any question related to debit cards. If the question is specific on legality, it should be accompanied by a country tag. In case the debit card is being issued in one country and used in another, the question should indicate this clearly and/or use multiple country tags.

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Does a payment receiver get a full name of a cardholder when I pay with a credit card?

What information about a cardholder does a payment receiver get when paid with credit card via direct transfer. Examples: Spotify, Netflix, etc... How's all buying digital goods process released?
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How to make sure that online/ATM/POS card payments always use one currency?

Anonymous payments through Paypal, ATMs, POS machines constantly offer me alternative currencies for my MasterCard or VISA. For example, Paypal will just bill me in the alternative currency even if I ...
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Is there a way to bypass POS Credit Card processing fees?

Summary: If you have a shop and you accept Credit/Debit cards like Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, etc., you have to pay a fee. Is there any way to keep accepting those cards without ...
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How does the rental company charge an empty debit/credit card with €0 credit limit? (Transferwise)

Can anyone help me to figure out which way a rental company uses to bypass the credit/debit card limits up to several thousand of euros. It happened the first time around 5 days after returning a ...
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What sort of pen is best suited to sign the back of a credit/debit card?

I have 3 payment cards: 2 debit cards with different banks to spread risks, and 1 credit card. I have been using them all for months if not years by now at various places both offline and online ...
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Someone tries to use cancelled card

In the UK, a debit card is stolen and the card's owner cancels the card. The thief tries to use the card for a contactless payment, but it is declined. Would the bank have a record of this? Would ...
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Why do VISA "Electron" and Master Card "Maestro" cards have special limitations in when they technically work?

Translated by me to English from Swedish, from VikingLine.se: We welcome payments onboard with the following cards: American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Finnish bank cards, Master Card, VISA. ...
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Money deducted for pre authorization hold

I was in a hotel recently and they did a pre-authorization hold on the debit card. It was initially shown as real charge in my banking app, the hotel staff told me to not worry it's just a pre ...
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Is it safe to use my debit card for autopay/online shopping?

I have a prepaid AT&T mobile number and want to use it's autopay option. But as I read and heard bad things about using debit card in online shopping, I don't know can I use my debit card or not? (...
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Is it safe to have a debit card and credit card on the same bank?

In the scenario of a dispute with a charge on your credit card, if worse comes to worse - can the bank pull funds from your debit card? (In the case of US and Philippine banks). Asking this because I ...
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Best way to trace possible root cause of card fraud?

I recently had a fraudulent transaction on my debit card (in the UK, where I am based). Having blocked the card, my main concern is to determine how much information has been stolen and how? As this ...
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Why do some banks charge a fee for a low account balance?

I'm learning in economics that if your balance gets too low, you have to pay a fee. Why is this? Is it to help support the bank, or as a punishment? Or is it both?
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Can someone clear your bank account if they have your name, expiry date, and 16 digit card number but don't have the CVC?

As the title says, I am wondering if someone finds out the details on the front of your card can they commit online fraud with it or is the CVC and OTP providing enough security.
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is it easier to rent a car with a secured credit card over a debit card?

I've been denied car rentals using debit cards in the past, even with thousands of dollars on the card. I'm going to Hawaii as well as Tennessee this year, and will need a car. Would my odds increase ...
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What would most likely happen if you owed money to a business upon completion of a service but realised that you don't have a way to pay?

I came pretty near this situation, but luckily I had an extra debit card (although I would've preferred to use my credit card). I was at a vet to prepare my pet for a surgical procedure, and they ...
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Do card bonuses lead to increased discretionary spending compared to more basic cards?

Some credit cards offer bonuses on spending in particular categories, such as cashback bonuses or "free" upgrades. These credit cards tend to come with an annual fee. A consumer may ...
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How should I handle money returned for a product that I did not return?

I purchased a laptop online through the official website, my card was charged immediately after I made payment. The item arrived around two weeks after that. I checked my banking app and discovered ...
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Should I use a Apple Card or any credit card recommendations? [closed]

I heard about a Apple card, which has no fees about of any kind. But however, I just want just a plain simple credit card that I can just buy it now and pay the next day or two. Simple as that. Not ...
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Using Indian debit cards in Nepal

Can I use my Indian debit cards in Nepal to withdraw cash from ATMs? In particular, I have an AXIS bank debit card. Can I use it freely for making payments as well as for withdrawing cash from ATMs in ...
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Tour operator asks for undue money

Some time ago I purchased a trip from a leading tour operator in Germany (I’m resident of a close-by country). They asked me to provide them with a credit/debit card details so they can collect €1000 ...
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I have two debit cards for same account with different limits can I use two cards for maximum withdrawal?

I got State Bank of India Classic debit card with a daily ATM transaction limit of 20,000 INR per Day, and also got State Bank of India International Visa card with Daily ATM limit of Transaction 40,...
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A man asked for my username, password, account number and routing number. Do I need to be worried? [closed]

A man wants to transfer money to my Green Dot debit card. He asked for my username, password, account number and routing number. However, there is no money in the account. Should I still be worried?
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Does a physical POS terminal expose my full bank card number to the merchant?

In theory, POS terminal communicates directly with the acquiring bank and has no need to tell the merchant my bank card number, cardholder name or any other details. The paper receipt I get contains ...
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Can you credit a card (e.g. prepaid gift or debit) that blacklists certain companies?

Various business, social and political groups want to boycott companies, but the list of companies they’re boycotting can become large (hard to remember), and breaking their own boycott can also be ...
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Reason for a 1p pre-authorisation charge for a car park

Pretty much what the title says. I understand the need use for a pre-authorisation charge for certain services where a service or product is given before it is actually paid for (some hotels where you ...
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What type of payment processing withdraws money from bank account whether the account has the funds or not?

Im trying to understand the terminology involved in this process. The situation im referring to is this: Some companies will charge cards, and take the money out of the account, whether your account ...
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Email asking for CVV, two days after I make a purchase?

Two nights ago I made a purchase from a website, and it didn’t ask for my CVV. Now, I woke up to an email asking for it. It hasn’t gone through my account yet. Is this as shady as I’m making it out to ...
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Detected fraudulent charges to my account but I cannot close the card until another payment goes through

Today I detected two charges to my card, both on the same day. I called my bank (chase) but the only solution offered was to block and close the card. However, I am currently doing some processes ...
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Can I reverse a payment and re-pay with a different debit/credit card?

Generally speaking regarding most major merchants. I accidentally paid for something at a grocery store using a card I did not intend to use. Would it be reasonable to return to the store with the ...
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Refund to Different Payment Card in UK

I'm in the UK. I bought something online from Debenhams, and want to return it -- it is within the return period; no problems there. However, I no longer use the card that it was bought on. Is the ...
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Can you charge a customer $20 by debit and give them a $20 bill instead of having a debit machine that can do cashback? [closed]

If a customer wants cash to use our services but only has their debit card on them are you allowed to charge them $20 And give them a $20 bill back? Why do we specifically have to have a cash back ...
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Blocking subscription autopay

I hastily signed up for a monthly subscription of Intelligence Squared since I saw that they offer free trial for a month. What I didn't realize was that you can cancel your subscription only after ...
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How can a client pay me for freelance work if I don't want him to know my name and he is uncomfortable using bitcoin?

I've been contacted on a specialized Internet forum and offered a well-paid one-off job to translate a highly specialized text, and I'm happy to accept the offer, but there's a problem: I have always ...
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How can I get a limit over $10,000 for my debit card?

I have a Mastercard debit card from my bank and they tell me the maximum limit they can put on the card is $10,000. They said if I want a card that goes higher than this, then I have to use a credit ...
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Why would a bank no longer offer cards linked to multiple accounts?

I have a card from my (Australian) bank which is linked to both my credit card account and my day-to-day savings account. When I use it in an ATM, I select which account I want to transact upon. It ...
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What to do with the remaining balance in a prepaid debit card? [duplicate]

If I have a $20 MasterCard prepaid debit card, and I use it to buy a $19.99 item, the card will have $0.01 left. What can I do with the remaining balance? Can I transfer it to my bank account? Can I ...
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Why are debit cards treated as a second-tier pay card (at best) whereas credit cards are first-tier?

I have a debit card, meaning I am 100% guaranteed to actually have the money or I can't use the card to pay for the transaction. It will refuse, even if it's just 1 cent over the amount I currently ...
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Charged twice for online purchase

I ordered some parts online on Saturday. My Debit card was immediately charged $200 for the purchase. The merchant began processing the order on Monday and charged my card again for the same amount, ...
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Online Store is authorised but did not take the funds yet (initially deduced and then returned to my bank account)

Recently, I've done an online shopping for (~240 GBP) using my debit card (british bank). I have seen that the money has been initially deduced from my bank account, which I assumed was all fine, ...
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How can a debit/credit card PIN be updated remotely?

Certain banks (like Capital One or NAB) offer to change a debit/credit card PIN remotely, from an app or the bank's website. However, it seems to me that the PIN is also stored on the chip of the ...
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What are credit cards, debit cards, and other types of cards?

This question right here and the plethora of comments in it reminded me of something that I've found annoying for a long, long time. Seems that depending on where you come from the terms "credit card" ...
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Why are card security codes always in a certain italic font?

I have around 10 different credit + debit cards from different banks, and while they can each have their own font/styling for the 16 digit sequence, all of them have the security code written in this ...
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How do certain companies force payment withdrawal while others can’t?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask so let me know otherwise, but it seemed the most appropriate...Some subscription services (Spotify, Netflix for example) can’t process your monthly payment ...
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What does it mean to transfer money to a debit card?

When I go to transfer money on PayPal I notice that it lists my bank as well as my debit card as options to transfer money to. They both go to the same place (my checking account) so this had me ...
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Is a credit or debit card refund is technically-speaking the same as a wire transfer?

I am trying to figure out some categories to encompass some sort of money transfers / transactions but my banking "expertise" is falling short. Ok what I am trying to group are the things below: ...
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Debit Card Risk

The platform privacy.com can utilize debit cards to fund transactions. If there is an error in funding the platform through the debit card or merchant transaction: Is the transaction 'final' in ...
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Given wrong POS machine receipt, should I be worried?

I was shopping today and paid with a local bank debit card (not Visa, MasterCard or some international card, just an ATM card issued by a local bank). Normally there would be 3 identical receipts and ...
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Urgently need pre-paid debit card to pay debt collector

I owe a sum of a few thousand dollars to a debt collector. I've already gone through the steps of getting a confirmation of the debt and it is a debt I know I'm accountable for. I need to pay this ...
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Charges from Dollar General have never shown up on my debit card. How can I resolve this?

During the summer of 2016 I lived by a Dollar General and went there about once a week. I only had a debit card then and paid for everything this way. DG was notable in that I never had to enter my ...
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How do I transfer funds from MY OWN card to MY OWN personal bank account?

Would anyone please be so kind to explain me how (where) could I transfer funds from my own debit and/or credit (particularly debit) card issued by X bank (USA) to my own personal checking bank ...
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