debit card


Definition of debit card

: a card like a credit card by which money may be withdrawn or the cost of purchases paid directly from the holder's bank account without the payment of interest

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The victim said her book bag contained her Ohio driver’s license, debit cards, Social Security card, keys, clothing and $300 in cash., "Customer says brother en route from Kansas will pay for dinner: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter," 8 July 2019 Three pairs of sunglasses, $500 cash, a NASA Federal Visa card, two Chipotle gift cards, loose change and three Bank of America debit cards were among items stolen. Washington Post, "Southern Maryland crime report," 27 June 2019 Going forward, Discover won’t charge fees for monthly maintenance, checkbook orders, replacement debit cards, insufficient funds, excessive withdrawals, falling below minimum balances and stop-payment requests. Janna Herron, USA TODAY, "This big bank is eliminating all fees on checking and savings accounts," 17 June 2019 In a survey conducted last year, payments processor TSYS found that 54 percent of respondents prefer to pay with debit cards, up 10 percentage points in just one year. NBC News, "Weekend checkout issues at Target show that while cash might not be king, it's not dead, either," 17 June 2019 So Vélez founded Nubank in 2013, and began rolling out various products to customers — credit cards, debit cards, rewards programs — all without much of the bureaucracy and paperwork often found in poorer countries like Brazil. Theodore Schleifer, Vox, "You probably haven’t heard of Nubank. But it could be a $10 billion company, so you should.," 6 June 2019 Fraud, Washington Boulevard: At 10:25 a.m. June 15, a woman reported fraudulent activity involving her debit card taking place at multiple locations since May 7., "Youths nabbed for exploding firework in mailbox: University Heights police blotter," 18 June 2019 And in a video posted well before driving to Tallahassee in November and giving his debit card to Kate Pierson, so had Scott Beierle. Washington Post, "He always hated women.," 7 June 2019 And in a video posted well before driving to Tallahassee in November and giving his debit card to Kate Pierson, so had Scott Beierle. Steve Hendrix, Anchorage Daily News, "He always hated women. Then he decided to kill them.," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of debit card

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of debit card was in 1975

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English Language Learners Definition of debit card

: a small plastic card that is used to buy things by having the money to pay for them taken directly from your bank account

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