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    I'm uber confused.

    Is a visa not a credit card?? :confused:
    I turned 17 and so got my new HSBC bank card through and all it says is 'VISA' and nothing else like 'switch' or 'maestro'

    Is there something wrong, or is this right?

    Thanks in advance :redface:
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    (Original post by menaa-x)
    I'm uber confused.

    Is a visa not a credit card?? :confused:
    I turned 17 and so got my new HSBC bank card through and all it says is 'VISA' and nothing else like 'switch' or 'maestro'

    Is there something wrong, or is this right?

    Thanks in advance :redface:

    is it a debit card?

    Visa can be a debit or credit card
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    It's just a debit card, methinks I have the same!
    They wouldn't send you a credit card without your signing something.

    Recently, HSBC have made all their debit cards Visa.
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    Arrgh this reminds me that I need to go and nag HSBC about this. I got sent a load of letters telling me that it was changing to visa etc etc but they never sent it!!!

    But yes, I think it's just a debit card
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_Debit
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    It's a debit card. They changed from Maestro/Switch to Visa Debit.
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    :coma: Thanks guys
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    (Original post by *Hannah)
    Arrgh this reminds me that I need to go and nag HSBC about this. I got sent a load of letters telling me that it was changing to visa etc etc but they never sent it!!!
    Is your current debit card near its expiry date? They'll only replace it with a Visa card when your current one expires. Otherwise it would cost them thousands to issue everyone with a Visa card at the same time.
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    (Original post by mikeyT)
    Is your current debit card near its expiry date? They'll only replace it with a Visa card when your current one expires. Otherwise it would cost them thousands to issue everyone with a Visa card at the same time.
    It's got a few months left but I know people who've been sent new card even though theirs didn't expire for another year or so :dontknow:
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    I have one all it means is that you put money in and thats all you can spend, however now you can do internet shopping, chip and pin, etc.

    Hope thats helps!
 
 
 
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