Sunday, June 17, 2018
Simplify Global Payment By Making Most Use of Your Debit Card’s Convenient Features
Access your funds globally with ease - Debit cards are revolutionizing the way bank customers pay for goods and services. With a debit card, you don’t have to carry as much cash. You also limit the need to write cheques, show identification and wait for approval. What is more is that, debit cards are more readily accepted than cheques, especially when you are travelling away from home.
Automated Teller Machine card — This card is used to obtain cash from ATMs and is accepted for payment by using your Personal Identification Number at certain supermarkets, retailers and filling stations.
A debit card may look like a credit card, but it works like the electronic equivalent of a cheque. When you pay with a debit card, you authorize the bank to take money directly out of your bank account and pay it to the merchant. Like a credit card, you simply sign a receipt for your purchase. Unlike a credit card, there is no bill at the end of the month and no interest charge. The debit simply shows up on your bank account.
Debit card deductions are instantaneous. Debit card purchases are immediately deducted from your account, which means that your spending is limited by the balance in your account. Be aware that if you have written cheques that have not yet cleared, your debit card may allow you to overdraw your account.
It is important to notify your card issuer/bank immediately if your debit card is lost or stolen. It is true that under the law, there is a higher liability for debit cards, but, in response to consumer concerns about liability for fraudulent use, some cards have instituted a zero liability policy. The zero liability policy applies to purchases made using your card or account information at a store, over the phone, or on the Internet. It does not, however, apply to ATM transactions.
A debit card can help track spending. Because debit card purchases are listed on your monthly statement, using your debit card makes it easier for you to track your spending and eliminates the need to try to remember where you spent the money you withdrew from the ATM. Also, if you are banking online, many personal finance software programmes download debit transactions to your software, where you can assign them to the proper spending categories.
Debit cards do not provide the same purchase protection as credit cards. In most cases, if you have a problem with merchandise or services you charged to a credit card, and you have made a good faith attempt to work out the problem with the seller, the law allows you to withhold payment for the purchase plus any finance or related charges. Regulations make no such allowance for debit card purchases (although some financial institutions might). Typically, you are out of the money that has been deducted from your account until the issue is resolved.
Debit cards can make balancing your chequebook a challenge. It is easy to use your debit card to pay for groceries and stuff the receipt in the bag without ever deducting the amount of your purchase from your chequebook balance. To avoid overdrawing your account, devise a system for recording your debit card transactions.
When used properly, debit cards provide convenience, enabling you to effectively track your cash flow. Just be sure to safeguard your card, PIN and receipts. Over 4 million customers around the world use Payoneer Debit cards for one reason. Whether you are a business owner, professional or freelancer, Payoneer offers you multiple ways to get paid by your international clients and global marketplaces – quickly, securely and at low cost...it’s simple. Click here to learn more...