There are two basic types of bank cards – credit card and debit card.
A credit card is a tool that lets you buy something now and pay for it later. The company that issues the card pays for your purchases up front, trusting that you will pay them back later.
A debit card is a card that allows cardholder to make card transactions within the amount and overdraft limit (if any) of the cardholder's payment account opened by the bank. Unlike credit cards, debit cards do not allow cardholders to spend first and pay later.
There are also two types of debit cards:
If you want to have a credit card online, you can read How to apply for an HSBC credit card online. We will now learn about the way to apply for a debit card, and things to consider when using it.
The procedure to open a debit card is relatively simple, you just need to meet a few conditions and prepare the required documents to register to open a card.
Normally, you will receive your debit card 5 to 7 days after receiving the approval notice to open HSBC debit card at the bank. After receiving the card, please compose a message according to the instructions to receive the PIN code.
Each bank has different debit card application fee as well as processing fee, and some banks being free including HSBC.
In addition, HSBC Debit cardholder has to pay an annual fee applicable to transaction notification message service for debit and card-linked accounts with a fee is VND 110,000/ year.
For details, please refer to the prevailing tariff here.
In case of loss, theft or misuse of the HSBC debit card and/or PIN (jointly referred to as "misused card"), you must report to the bank immediately via:
Contact HSBC Contact Center:
(84 28) 37 247 247 (in the South);
(84 24) 62 707 707 (in the North);
(84 28) 37 247 666 for HSBC Premier Platinum Cardholders.
As a security feature, the debit card will be ready for use once it is activated. In order to activate the debit card, the cardholder is required to follow instructions attached with the card at the time of insurance.
The debit card is accepted at HSBC Group ATMs and at ATMs of banks worldwide, which are members of the Visa ATM network.
Cash deposited at the Bank's Multi-function ATMs by use of the Debit card will only be credited to the cardholder's account upon the cardholder's confirmation at the multi-function ATM that the deposited amount is correct.
The debit card will be accepted only at the merchant having an electronic point of sale swipe terminal (POS) and online payment gates which have been registered for online transactions with Visa.
The cardholder may apply for SMS Notification Service for debit card transactions such as cash withdrawal at ATMs, cash deposit at multi-function ATMs, payments at merchant establishments, or purchase transactions via online payments gates registered with Visa.
You can use a debit card to withdraw cash from your account, or pay at online payment gateways that have registered for online transactions with Visa or at units that use electronic card readers (POS) with international debit card.
If withdrawing cash or making payment transactions overseas, note that you will be charged a conversion fee set by your bank.
Debit card has different usage limits depending on the regulations of the bank.
HSBC allows daily cash withdrawal limit is VND 20,000,000/day for HSBC Debit card and VND 30,000,000/day for HSBC Visa Platinum Debit card.
Daily transfer limit within card (between linked accounts) is VND 100,000,000/day.
For more details on HSBC Debit Card, please refer to Debit Card Limits.
In summary, you’ve learned about types of bank cards, how to apply for a debit card and ways to optimize its outstanding features so that you can make your transactions effectively. Open an HSBC Debit card online to receive exceptional offers. APPLY NOW.