Definition of cash card in English:

cash card


  • A plastic card issued by a bank or building society which enables the holder to withdraw money from a cash machine.

    • ‘He had very little money on him, his cash card remains unused and his mobile phone rang unanswered until the battery ran out.’
    • ‘This imposter is about to draw out his victim's life savings using the cash card and PIN number, but is first making sure that several witnesses can testify that I had known this number.’
    • ‘But eventually, it would be able to perform financial functions, making it a credit card, cash card, and debit card all in one.’
    • ‘Her cash card was used on Wednesday, December 31, at the Barclays bank and on January 4 and 7 at the NatWest bank in English Street, Carlisle.’
    • ‘They used highly sophisticated equipment to scan the cash card at the Barclays' machine in the High Street and then wiped out the victim's account using a laptop computer.’
    • ‘It was reported to the police, who identified it as a sophisticated cloning device, capable of recording the magnetic identity of a cash card, as well as the pin number.’
    • ‘The ‘official’ agreed to accept £1, 500 and the man was persuaded to hand over his cash card and PIN, supposedly to allow the council to take money from his account.’
    • ‘He stole a mobile phone, other items and a cash card that he used to withdraw £400 from a cashpoint.’
    • ‘The bank involved has refused to be named and the money has not been recovered but it is believed the thief used stolen documents for the transaction - a cash card and a driving licence or passport are normally required for such large sums.’
    • ‘I only knew the PIN for my cash card, not my credit card.’
    • ‘His cash card was used on the evening of his death at a cashpoint at the Asda store in Bradford Road, Huddersfield, where someone tried to withdraw £350.’
    • ‘Some people simply give their cash card and their PIN number to a trusted relative or a friend to draw money for them.’
    • ‘Many old people would have trouble with banking and using a cash card, and have been familiar with the order book system for years.’
    • ‘She said she managed to free herself from the tape binding her hands and legs and then ran for help after the two robbers dropped her in a bush while they went to take out money using her cash card.’
    • ‘I like the idea that they would use a prepaid or a cash card.’
    • ‘Then I nipped into the town and while hunting for a bank that took my cash card, I did a quick walk around the lake.’
    • ‘I realised in May that her Abbey cash card, which she had not used for some months, had expired, and I was worried that a new one had been sent but intercepted.’
    • ‘He withdrew £250 a day using a company cash card and spent almost every afternoon in the pub playing on them.’
    • ‘The man from Teddington was attempting to withdraw money from a Lloyds TSB cash machine in Clarence Street when his cash card became stuck.’
    • ‘She abused his hospitality, running up a very large telephone bill, stealing his money and using his cash card and credit card.’
    credit card, debit card, swipe card
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cash card