On Jun 4, 2014 10:37 AM, "Michael Snow" <wikipedia(a)frontier.com> wrote:
On 6/4/2014 10:14 AM, Joseph Fox wrote:
> Pretty sure the difference is that in the
US, “debit cards” as we Brits
know them are rare.
Not at all, debit cards are a routine feature for checking accounts in
the US. But
yes, if your debit card has a logo for one of the big payment
processors, then most merchants displaying that logo should be able to
accept it, even if their transactions use a credit function rather than the
The problem is that in many continental European
cards with 16-digit numbers etc are things that most people don't have.
Payments are made using chip&PIN cards or bank transfer.
I've always been baffled by how hesitant UK-based individuals and companies
are to give me their bank account information (so I can send them money),
citing security concerns.