As mentioned here in August – Ulster Bank are now issuing Visa Debit cards to new customers instead of laser cards. The changeover began on Sept 14th and exisiting customers will all get replacement Visa Debit cards by the end of 2010.
Any customer requesting a replacement card for a damaged or lost one will get a Visa Debit card.
Laser cards were not widely accepted online – so this change will make online shopping much easier for those people without a credit card. The Visa Debit card can be used anywhere that a Visa credit card is accepted . Even under 18’s can get one.
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One other good thing about the debit card is that you can’t spend money that you don’t have.