Types of Cards and ATMs – Banking Awareness Materials


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Important Banking Awareness Topics – Types of Cards & Types of ATMs

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Types of Cards:

  1. Credit card
  2. Debit Cards
  3. ATM card
  4. Charge card
  5. Prepaid card
  6. Fleet card

Types of Cards – Credit card:

  • Credit cards are issued by the Banks/others approved by the RBI.
  • This can provide credit facilities beyond the account balance to the cardholder. Credit limits for the card will be varies one to one.
  • These cards issued by local banks or credit unions, but some non-bank financial institutions also offer cards directly to the public.
  • The cardholder can choose either to repay the full outstanding balance by the payment due date or to repay a smaller amount, not less than the minimum amount, by that date.

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Types of Cards – Debit Cards:

  • The cards which are used to debit the funds from the cardholder’s bank account within the available balance (funds are withdrawn directly either from the cardholder’s bank account).
  • This can be issued by Banks and other financial institutes approved by RBI.
  • No more credits available for these cards and used in ATMs and PoS for payments.
  • Debit cards can also allow instant withdrawal of cash, acting as the ATM card, and as a cheque guarantee card.

Types of Cards – ATM card:

  • This is any card that can be used in ATMs for fund transactions as deposits, withdrawals, transfers and obtaining account details.
  • Most Debit and Credit cards are used as a ATM cards.
  • The use of a credit card to withdraw cash at an ATM is treated differently to an POS transaction, usually attracting interest charges from the date of the fund withdrawal.
  • The use of a debit card usually does not attract interest. Third party ATM owners may charge a fee for the use of the ATM.

Types of Cards – Charge card:

  • By this charge cards, the cardholder can pay the balance amount shown in the statement, usually which is reported monthly with the due date.
  • It is a other form of short-term loan to cover the cardholder’s purchases, from the date of the purchase and the payment due date, which may typically be up to 55 days.
  • No interest will be applicable on these cards.
  • There is no upper limit on the total amount that may be charged.

Types of Cards – Prepaid card:

  • These cards are issued by the banks can be used to withdraw cash from an ATM, purchase of goods and services at PoS/E-commerce and for domestic fund transfer from one to another.
  • The prepaid cards issued by authorized non-bank entities can be used only for purchase of goods and other services like e-commerce and PoS.
  • These cards are independent from the bank account and the maximum amount that can be stored is Rs. 50,000.
  • These are only for domestic usages.

Types of Cards – Fleet card:

  • Fleet cards can be used to pay for vehicle maintenance and expenses, at the discretion of the fleet owner or manager.
  • This can be used as a payment card, most commonly for gasoline, diesel and other fuels at fuel stations.
  • This will eliminates the cash transactions and also helps to prevent fraudulent transactions.

Types of ATMs:

  • White Label ATM – owned and operated by non-bank entities.
  • Brown Label ATM – those ATMs were owned and maintained by a service provider and also cash management and networking are maintained by the sponsor bank.
  • Green Label ATM – Especially provided for Agricultural Transaction.
  • Orange Label ATM – Especially provided for Share Transactions.
  • Yellow Label ATM – Especially provided for E-commerce.
  • Pink label ATM – Especially provided for women banking.
  • On site ATM – These are within the premises of bank.
  • Off site ATM – These are outside the bank premises.
  • Mobile ATM – These are movable ATMs on wheels in different areas for the customers.
  • Cash Dispenser – It is only for cash withdrawals, mini statements and balance enquiries.

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30 Days Study Plan for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017
DaysQuantitative AptitudeCurrent AffairsStatic GK / Banking AwarenessReasoningEnglish
Day-1Simplification, Wrong term in Number SeriesSep 1-7CMs and Governors / About RBI and its ResponsibilitiesCoding and DecodingErrors in Articles and Preposition
Day-2Average, Percentage and PartnershipSep 8-14Country, Capital and Currency (1sthalf) – HQ of banks and Heads RelationshipErrors in Nouns and Pronouns
Day-3Ratio and Problems based on AgesSep 15-21Country, Capital and Currency (2ndhalf) – Types of ChequesDirection SenseErrors in Conjunction and Tenses
Day-4Time & Work and Pipes & CisternSep 22-30International Organisations and its HQ – Types of AccountsSyllogismErrors in If clauses and Relative Pronoun


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