Definition of debit card in English:

debit card


  • A card allowing the holder to transfer money electronically from their bank account when making a purchase.

    • ‘These days, thanks to a tight family budget, most of my spending is made on my debit card.’
    • ‘Instead I used ‘real money’ from our current account by paying with a debit card.’
    • ‘And avoid taking on new debt by using a debit card instead of credit cards for purchases.’
    • ‘The simple message is: don't withdraw cash on your credit card - stick to your debit card, instead!’
    • ‘Who knows, perhaps one day someone will offer a current account that pays a good rate of interest and cashback on your debit card purchases.’
    • ‘Use your debit card where you can and make the most of cashback offers at the supermarket and elsewhere.’
    • ‘If you use a debit card, hold on to your receipts in case your provider challenges an expense.’
    • ‘Stick to withdrawing cash on your debit card, and use 0% cards to avoid paying interest on other debts.’
    • ‘Again, a card-holder may also obtain cash (this time directly from his bank account) with a debit card.’
    • ‘She lives within a strict budget, and the only plastic in her wallet is a debit card.’
    • ‘When you make a purchase with a debit card, the payment for the purchase is taken directly from your bank account.’
    • ‘Those who used a debit card should call their bank and those who paid with a cheque should contact their bank to see if they are able to cancel it.’
    • ‘Customers who paid by cash, cheque or debit card and have not received their PCs are unlikely to receive any compensation.’
    • ‘I use my bank debit card for most purchases, but I have a Visa card that I sometimes use on holidays or for emergencies.’
    • ‘In most of Europe it is now much simpler - and often cheaper - to use your debit card to draw money from the nearest cash dispenser as you need it.’
    • ‘If you have a debit card for your flex account, you should still hold on to your receipts.’
    • ‘Use your debit card instead and when your account has no more money, stop spending!’
    • ‘Laser is encouraging people to use their debit card for their Christmas shopping.’
    • ‘Use your debit card for purchases or get cashback from a retailer’
    • ‘Some people track every penny they spend, whether by cash, cheque, credit or debit card, Direct Debit or standing order.’
    credit card, debit card, cash card, swipe card
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debit card