Parts of a debit card

Parts of a debit card
Card Front
debit card chip
debit card number
issue date
expiration date
debit card logo
Card Back
signature bar
card verification value

Learn the different areas on the front and back of a debit card.

The front of a debit card includes:

  • The debit card number
  • The expiration date
  • A Visa® or Mastercard® logo
  • Debit card number
    This 16-digit number is unique to your card. It is different from your checking account number.

    Expiration date
    Your card can only be used until this date. A new card will be automatically sent to your address prior to the expiration date.

    Issuing logo
    This symbol means that you can use this card wherever debit cards are accepted, for example, department stores, restaurants, and online.

    The back of a debit card includes:

    • The signature bar
    • The card verification value

    Signature bar
    For your protection against fraud, be sure to sign here as soon as receive your card.

    Card verification value (CVV)
    This number is unique to your card. When you use your card to make purchases over the phone or Internet, some merchants may require you to supply this number to confirm that you have the card with you.