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    At the moment i just have a cash card which is really inconvient. I am 17 with nationwide, and they do not give debit Cards to anyone under 18! I was browsing around i saw on the HSBC website that they allow 13 yer olds to have them!?

    Can anyone help me, in choosing the bank/building society to get a Debit card with?

    Thanks a lot
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    I have a debit card & I'm with Yorkshire bank. I've had it for ages - like since I was 16 or something.
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    Natwest
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    My bank won't give me a debit card and I'm nearly 19. I think it's because I've been with them since I was 13.
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    Tbh at 17 theres going to be no real difference between any bank account which offers a debit card. Personalli I'd just pick one with a local branch nearby and online banking.
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    this isn't really a health issue... (you've posted it in h&r)


    anyways look around at different banks, I presume you will go to uni? get an account with a bank that may interest you student account wise then you can just upgrade the account.
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    woops lol - i just posted my contact lenses thread in finance - my bad

    Thanks for all advice
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    (Original post by moonshine_1991)
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    Really? They wouldn't give me a debit card until i was 18. Although my sister was allowed one when she was 16, so they seem to be very inconsistent
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    (Original post by jessiainscough)
    Really? They wouldn't give me a debit card until i was 18. Although my sister was allowed one when she was 16, so they seem to be very inconsistent
    Yep. I got a revolve account when I was 16.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    My bank won't give me a debit card and I'm nearly 19. I think it's because I've been with them since I was 13.
    Why so? Debit cards requiremoney in the account, it's hardly a big thing for the bank to issue you one.
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    (Original post by Fusion)
    Why so? Debit cards requiremoney in the account, it's hardly a big thing for the bank to issue you one.
    What happens is I go into the bank to ask for one, they say okay, we need to ask the manager and it never gets sent. I've done this about five times. Since I send money in the post lots I could do with a chequebook as well, but they won't give me one of those either.
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    (Original post by Fawn)
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    I've had one with RBS for years.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    What happens is I go into the bank to ask for one, they say okay, we need to ask the manager and it never gets sent. I've done this about five times. Since I send money in the post lots I could do with a chequebook as well, but they won't give me one of those either.
    Could you try ringing up - or going back and saying "I came in a while ago and asked about a debit card, but I don't seem to have got one throught he post..." or something?

    Some banks won't give them out until you're 18 if they combine the debit card with a guarantee card, as by using the latter it is possible to go into an overdraft.
 
 
 
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