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Debit cards are one of the most widely used banking cards in all of the world.Nearly every local and national banks offer debit cards to their customers.These debit cards are associated to the customer’s banking account, often a checking account.While the popularity of online banking has continued to grow, debit cards are still used by a lot of people and more than likely, you have a few yourself.
Every debit card has a PIN.You need this PIN to be able to go to the ATM to get money out.If you’re shopping and use your debit card to pay, it will ask you do you want to use debit or credit.If you choose to pay by debit, it will usually then ask you for your PIN.If you use credit, you’re not asked for a PIN.
When you use a credit card to buy something, you’re effectively borrowing the money for your purchase (at zero interest if you pay your card off in full every month).When you use a debit card, you’re simply paying for your purchase with money from a linked bank account.
Credit cards have some benefits that debit cards do not, like boosting your credit score, as long as you’re making all your payments on time.If you’re using your debit card on a regular basis, this is not influencing your credit score.It doesn’t matter if you’re choosing credit or not, a debit card doesn’t report your credit.
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