Which bank cards are flat with no embossing ?

Hi all, I need to get a bank / debit card that is totally flat with no raised bits or embossing .. any ideas please ?
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  • boingy
    boingy Posts: 1,167
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    From my collection:
    First Direct
    Lloyds
    Halifax
    TSB
    Virgin
    Kroo

    Flat with one tiny bit of raised Braille:
    NatWest
    RBS
    Ulster

    I'm curious about why you particularly want a flat one though!


  • boingy said:

    I'm curious about why you particularly want a flat one though!



    It’s because of my wallet .. cards are designed to stack on top of one another and slide in and out each time a card is to be used, hence likelyhood of excessive wear and tear .. hope a flat card would reduce this a lot ..
  • Vectis
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    Horracce said:
    boingy said:

    I'm curious about why you particularly want a flat one though!



    It’s because of my wallet .. cards are designed to stack on top of one another and slide in and out each time a card is to be used, hence likelyhood of excessive wear and tear .. hope a flat card would reduce this a lot ..

    Use a phone?
  • Hi Vectis, I do use a phone and Apple Watch for payments, but there are cards I have which cannot be used that way .. for example my local bus and train pass .. 
  • Rob5342
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    Starling debit cards are flat too.
  • Flugelhorn
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    when they were all raised and there was no contactless they did get a bit worn but you just asked for a new one - not sure I would make it the dealbreaker in which account I had 
  • EarthBoy
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    edited 16 November 2023 at 8:22AM
    boingy said:
    From my collection:
    First Direct
    Lloyds
    Halifax
    TSB
    Virgin
    Kroo

    Flat with one tiny bit of raised Braille:
    NatWest
    RBS
    Ulster

    I'm curious about why you particularly want a flat one though!


    My First Direct and Lloyds debit cards have Braille dots on them.

    Most (not all) bank cards are flat/unembossed now, although many do have one or more Braille dots, like you say.

    Also: HSBC (Braille),  Santander (can't remember whether they have Braille or not).


  • Would be easy to remove a few braille dots if you wanted. 
  • Would be easy to remove a few braille dots if you wanted. 
    Would be easy to remove a few braille dots if you wanted. 
    Great idea … which way would you do that ?
  • DullGreyGuy
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    Horracce said:
    Hi Vectis, I do use a phone and Apple Watch for payments, but there are cards I have which cannot be used that way .. for example my local bus and train pass .. 
    But those aren't bank cards so you can just use the wallet for those things that don't support Wallet apps and for bank cards etc just use the phone (on a day to day basis).

    Can't remember the last time I took my wallet out, being in London bus/train is all paid for using banking cards anyway. 
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