The parts of a debit card

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

The front of a debit card with a debit card number, an expiration date, and a Mastercard® logo     The back of a debit card

Instructions: Click each item below to learn about the front and back of a debit card.

The front of a debit card

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.

Visa® or Mastercard® logo

This symbol means that you can use this card wherever Visa® or Mastercard® debit cards are accepted, for example, department stores, restaurants, and online.

The back of a debit card

Customer service number

Call this toll-free number when you have questions about your account.

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 the last three digits of this number to confirm that you have the card with you.

Network logos

The logos that appear on your card indicate where it can be used. You can:

  • Access any ATM that carries the same logos as your card.
  • Make PIN-based purchases at merchants that display the same point-of-sale network.
  • Make signature-based purchases at merchants that accept Visa or MasterCard debit cards.

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