Getting a Debit Card


Do you always lose your spare cash? If so, then it may be a good idea to get a debit card! There are some things you need to know in order to prepare before taking on this responsibility.

Before you go to the bank to get a debit card, you need to gather some of your personal information, such as your Social Security card, a driver’s license, and a valid email address. When you go into the bank, they will tell you that you need to apply for and open a checking account.  You need to request an application from an account manager at the local branch of the bank. Once you finish filling in the application, you will need to sign it and give it to the bank employee. Once it is looked over and approved, you will have a checking account and you can get a card.

The bank employee may ask you if you would like to deposit any money into your account right away. You will also have to choose a 4 digit PIN number, which needs to be kept safe and secure to prevent your card from being used without your consent. If you were approved for a debit card, one will be mailed to you in an unmarked envelope within two weeks. Once you receive the debit card in the mail, you just have to follow the instructions in the packet to activate the card, and then you’re good to go!  Just remember, make sure to use your new card wisely!

By: Breanna Ellerbrock

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