Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A card issued by a bank authorizing the holder to receive bank services and often functioning as a debit card.

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  • n. A card that a bank issues used by the cardholder in the course of authorization to receive bank services.

Etymologies

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From bank + card

Examples

  • I mean our costs for acquisition to compare it to a bankcard, which is in the hundreds of dollars, ours is probably three or five bucks.

  • The fact is, had the original developers of the "bankcard" concept ever behaved the way PayPal behaves, credit/debit cards would never have gotten off the ground, and we would still be paying for all our purchases with pieces of paper and little metal discs.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • While it's easy to head off with your backpack and bankcard in hand, most travelers only learn this the hard way, through tough experience.

    Matt Kepnes: Becoming a Minimalist Traveler

  • S&P said Friday the March charge-off rate for bankcard trusts fell to 6.6%, the lowest rate since the second half of 2008, from 6.9% in February.

    March Credit-Card Performance Improves

  • Beginning in the third quarter, China UnionPay cardholders within China will be able to link their bankcard accounts with PayPal and access nearly eight million online merchants world-wide, including U.S. retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Zappos. com, a unit of Amazon. com Inc.

    Alibaba Nears e-Commerce Deal With Softbank

  • Beginning in the third quarter, China UnionPay cardholders within China will be able to link their bankcard accounts with PayPal and access a network of nearly eight million online merchants world-wide, including U.S. retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Zappos. com.

    PayPal Teams With China UnionPay

  • China UnionPay, which operates a bankcard payment network, has relationships with hundreds of financial institutions in 90 countries and has issued 2.1 billion cards in 10 countries.

    PayPal Teams With China UnionPay

  • Beginning in the third quarter, China UnionPay cardholders within China will be able to link their bankcard accounts with PayPal and access a network of nearly eight million online merchants world-wide, including U.S. retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Zappos. com, a unit of Amazon. com Inc.

    PayPal Strikes Deal To Expand in China

  • China UnionPay, which operates a bankcard-payment network, has relationships with hundreds of financial institutions in 90 countries and has issued 2.1 billion cards in 10 countries.

    PayPal Strikes Deal To Expand in China

  • China UnionPay, which operates a bankcard payment network, has relationships with hundreds of financial institutions in 90 countries and has issued 2.1 billion cards in ten countries.

    PayPal Taps Chinese Shoppers

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