I don't mean to sound daft, but Chip & PIN cards are (at least here)
cards with 16-digit numbers. The two are the same?
The reason people are cautious about giving out bank details is because of
things like this:
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On 4 June 2014 18:58, Roan Kattouw <roan.kattouw(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Jun 4, 2014 10:37 AM, "Michael Snow"
On 6/4/2014 10:14 AM, Joseph Fox wrote:
> Pretty sure the difference is that in the US, “debit cards” as we Brits
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
MasterCard/Visa 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.
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