8 secrets about your debit card

You might have another option
9 of 9
Woman using ATM

Wish you could ditch the debit and go back to the old ATM card?

What you might not know: That's still an option at a lot of banks and credit unions.

If you just want to use your card to withdraw cash from an ATM, call your bank or credit union and find out if they offer ATM cards.

One caveat: ATM cards can still be used to purchase gas or merchandise at some locations, says Feddis.

"An ATM card is a debit card, but it's basically PIN-only," she says. "You can use it at a gas station or any place where they take a PIN."




Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us

Learn the latest trends that will help grow your portfolio, plus tips on investing strategies. Delivered weekly.

Ask Dr. Don

Are my savings bonds safe?

Dear Dr. Don, I have approximately $20,000 in savings bonds. Given the state of the U.S. economy, should I cash them in? How safe are they if the economy tanks, the U.S. goes bankrupt or the country gets a serious credit... Read more

Partner Center

Connect with us