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 Visa® logo.The front of a debit card includes:

  • The debit card number
  • The issue date
  • 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.

Issue date
This is the date your debit card was issued.

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 cardThe back of a debit card includes:

  • The customer service number
  • The signature bar
  • The card verification value
  • The network logos

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

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

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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