new card santander what type is it

edited 31 December 2010 at 7:47PM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
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edited 31 December 2010 at 7:47PM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
I recieved my new santander card today and I am a bit confused it says visa debit and the card numbers are embossed on it not like my last which was a visa electron which was black numbers on it.

Can someone clear this up for me is it a full card or a electron? I will post a picture when i've deleted the numbers etc

Its starts 4547
JS Name: Freemans £94/£200, Jacamo £941/£1400, Santander account £0/£0 Limit, 3 network 18mthx£20, Vanquis £233/£250, Vodafone 24mthx£35, Great Universal £500/£600, Littlewoods £500/£600, Marshall Ward £250/£300, Halifax Reward £93/£100 o/d, Studio £44/£250, Flybe £1450/£1500, Accessory £450/£520.
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  • js78js78 Forumite
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    IMG00034-20101231-1829.jpg
    JS Name: Freemans £94/£200, Jacamo £941/£1400, Santander account £0/£0 Limit, 3 network 18mthx£20, Vanquis £233/£250, Vodafone 24mthx£35, Great Universal £500/£600, Littlewoods £500/£600, Marshall Ward £250/£300, Halifax Reward £93/£100 o/d, Studio £44/£250, Flybe £1450/£1500, Accessory £450/£520.
  • It's a Visa Debit card not electron.

    No difference accept you can use at places that dont accept electron i guess.
  • js78js78 Forumite
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    Just confusing as the last one was a visa electron with the same starting 4547 as well!
    JS Name: Freemans £94/£200, Jacamo £941/£1400, Santander account £0/£0 Limit, 3 network 18mthx£20, Vanquis £233/£250, Vodafone 24mthx£35, Great Universal £500/£600, Littlewoods £500/£600, Marshall Ward £250/£300, Halifax Reward £93/£100 o/d, Studio £44/£250, Flybe £1450/£1500, Accessory £450/£520.
  • sweep9sweep9 Forumite
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    Be careful!

    Some machines will still recognise it as an Electron. The last few updates have changed the card status to a Visa Debit.
  • if the AID is 31010 it is Visa Debit when spending in a shop
  • ses6jwgses6jwg Forumite
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    Looks like a Visa Debit MFC as opposed to the inferior Visa Debit Online Card
  • thought barclays also used to use 4547 for ages on normal debit cards
  • MaloryMalory Forumite
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    Have you recently started putting more money in the account?

    When DH was single, he had an electron card from Abbey, and then when we got together I was added to his account and when my wages started going into the account we were upgraded to a normal Visa debit card without requesting it.

    That was over 5 years ago; I don't know if Santander has kept the same policy.
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    When I worked for them, 4547 was the offline Visa Debit card. 4917 was the electron but I dont know what the online card BIN is... thats why I dread my A&L Visa Debit expiring as I'll probably get one of the unembossed ones which looks like an Electron *shudders* ok, my A&L one is little better than an Electron but at least its embossed!
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  • Looks like a full debit card from the picture, if it says "for electronic use only" on the back thou its an electron in disguise
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