Visa Debit Card

Your Cater Allen Private Bank Visa Debit Card will enable you to pay for goods and services at millions of retail outlets worldwide and withdraw cash from over 1.6 million Visa cash machines around the globe.

A Visa Debit Card is issued with certain Cater Allen Private Bank pound, Euro and US dollar accounts. To find out if a Debit Card is available with the account you have opened, please refer to the Fact Sheet for the account you hold. These are available under the individual product pages on the website.

Order a new debit card

To order a new personal account Visa Debit Card and all replacement cards please call us or send a secure message though Internet Banking.

To order a new Visa Debit Card for your business account please complete our Visa Debit Card application form.

Cash withdrawals

For security reasons, we set a limit on the maximum cash amount you may obtain with your Visa Debit Card on any one occasion or during any one day. The current limit for cash withdrawals can be found in our Visa Debit Card Guide

In addition to our limits the owner of the cash machine or the Bank or Building Society that you use may have their own lower limits which they will impose.

Contactless card payments

You can make quick and easy contactless payments using your Visa Debit Card without entering your PIN.

Your contactless payments will still be very secure thanks to the following. 

  • Contactless uses the same security features as Chip and PIN
  • We'll sometimes ask for a Chip and PIN transaction to confirm that it's still you using the card
  • You'll always need to complete a Chip and PIN transaction on any new card before contactless will work.


Get a contactless card

We'll automatically send you a contactless card when your current card expires.


Activate your contactless card

When you get your new contactless card, you must use it for a Chip and PIN transaction or an ATM cash withdrawal before making a contactless purchase (so we know you've received your card). Once you've done that, you're ready to make contactless payments.


Using your contactless card

Any retailer who displays the Contactless Indicator can accept contactless payments. The current limit for contactless payments can be found in our Visa Debit Card Guide.

You must use your new contactless card with your PIN at least once then follow the steps below to start making contactless payments: 

  1. When paying for purchases, look for the Contactless Indicator
  2. Touch the reader with your contactless card 
  3. Confirm successful payment when you see the green light and hear the beep 
  4. The reader will confirm that your payment is approved.

If you touch your purse or wallet containing more than one contactless card (including an Oyster card, contactless debit or credit card) on a reader you could experience card clash. Therefore we strongly recommend that you remove the card you want to use from your wallet or purse when touching the reader to make sure the right card is used. But don't worry, if you do present two cards to the reader by mistake, only one payment will be taken. 

If you've used contactless multiple times in a row, for extra security you may sometimes be required to insert your card and enter your PIN to make the transaction. 

The Contactless Indicator mark, consisting of four graduating arcs, is a trademark owned by and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC.


Security is our priority

Making payments without entering any security details or a PIN may raise some concerns. We'd like to reassure you just how safe and secure contactless payments actually are.


Protecting you

Contactless uses the latest secure encryption technology (the same as Chip and PIN) so you can feel confident when using it to pay for things. It only works when a card is close to the card reader. This makes it virtually impossible for any details to be intercepted while in use. For extra protection, sometimes you may have to enter your PIN during a contactless transaction just to make sure it's always you using the card.


Opt out of contactless payments

If you don't want to make contactless payments, you can just use Chip and PIN instead.

Opt out of contactless payments on your debit card at any time by calling us. A new card number will be issued to you without the contactless feature and your PIN will remain the same.

Don't forget to let any companies you may hold an ongoing subscription with know that your card details have changed.

Future dated and recurring card payments

When you give your card details for things like magazine subscriptions, online streaming services, payday loans and insurance renewals you're agreeing a future-dated card payment.

This sort of payment lets you authorise a retailer to take future payment(s) from your account using your card number. It's sometimes referred to as a 'recurring transaction' or 'continuous payment authority'.

How they work

You can set them up online, in person or by phone by giving your card details. Payment amounts and dates can be variable. When your card expires or is blocked and then reissued, the company can get the new card information to continue taking payments.

Cancelling a subscription or recurring transaction

The easiest way to stop future payments is to get in touch with the company and cancel your subscription or agreement with them. They should confirm that your recurring payment authorisation has been cancelled as well as the date this will take effect from.

If you haven't been able to stop future payments by talking to the company, we can try and stop them for you though this may impact other payments you may want to make to them. For example, if you asked us to stop Amazon Prime payments from your card, a different payment to Amazon could also be stopped.

It's important that you contact the company to cancel your arrangement with them. If you don't, they may still be able to take a payment from your card if they use a different company name.

If you want us to stop your payments, or you've previously stopped payments and changed your mind, then please call us.

Using your card abroad - fee calculator

Use our fee calculator to help you to understand how much a Debit Card transaction may cost when using your card in a different currency.

When you use your Debit Card abroad, whether to make a purchase or to make a withdrawal from a cash machine, you may be offered the option to either pay in local currency or in pounds. This calculator will help you understand how much your transaction could cost you when choosing to pay in local currency.

Fee Calculator

Unrecognised transactions

If you notice a transaction on your account that you don't recognise, it may be from a retailer or business using another name, or it could be a case of fraud.

If you don't recognise a transaction or feel that you've been targeted by fraud or a scam, please visit our Security Centre for helpful sections on our how to recognise and report fraud.

Report lost or stolen card

As soon as you realise that your card is lost or stolen, report it to us by calling us on 0800 092 3300. We'll immediately cancel that card and send a replacement to you in the post.

From outside the UK please call +44 (0) 114 228 2407 or, for 24 hour support +44 (0) 1268 298 807 (please note that if you call from outside the UK, normal international call charges will apply).

Please visit our Lost and stolen card page for further information.

Pin Management

Change your PIN

You will be able to change your PIN at most high street cash machines that carry the Visa logo. These cash machines will feature instructions on how to change your PIN.

Forgotten PIN

If you forget your PIN please call us or send us a secure message through Internet Banking and we will send you a PIN reminder.

Unlock your PIN

If you remember your PIN, you can unlock it at most high street bank cash machines with a Visa logo. Once you are at the cash machine, insert your Card and enter your PIN. Then select PIN Services and follow the instructions for unlocking your PIN. Once your PIN is unlocked you can then start transacting again with your Card.

Need more help?

Further information relating to your Cater Allen Private Bank Visa Debit Card can be found in the Visa Debit Card Guide.