Guide to debit cards

Debit cards provide all the convenience of credit, with none of the debt. They're particularly useful online, over the phone, and when unexpected sales threaten to inflict some credit damage.

Debit cards are typically linked to your transaction account, allowing you to spend your cash with the facilities of credit.

Debit cards vs EFTPOS

Debit cards vs EFTPOS

It's likely you know what a debit card is, and while it may sound pretty similar to an EFTPOS card, there are some key differences between the two payment methods. Let's explore these differences and figure out which one is the right fit for your wallet.

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Debit card fees and features

Debit card fees and features

Most of us use debit cards on a daily basis. They even seem to be becoming the norm over physical cash, with the takeaway shop lady reaching for the eftpos machine before she even asks me how I’d prefer to pay.

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Debit cards - the whole picture

Debit cards - the whole picture

Picture this: you’re out to grab a few groceries - you pick up your milk, bread, veggies and a sneaky chocolate bar - and head over to the counter. How are you going to pay?

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Debit cards vs Credit cards

Debit cards vs Credit cards

Once you’ve read up on debit cards and the different fees and features they typically come with, you might start to wonder about how they differ from credit cards and which option is best for you.

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Debit card news

Stay on top of the fast-paced debit card game with breaking news from the finance geeks you trust.

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