Halifax to shake up debit-card market

Although Visa credit cards have been a staple of Irish wallets for decades, the market for debit cards will be shaken up later this year when Bank of Scotland, under its new Halifax brand, issues the first Visa debit card to appear in Ireland.

20th January, 2007

Although Visa credit cards have been a staple of Irish wallets for decades, the market for debit cards will be shaken up later this year when Bank of Scotland, under its new Halifax brand, issues the first Visa debit card to appear in Ireland.

The move will allow customers who take out current accounts with Halifax to use the Visa-branded card to make payments, in the same way that Laser cardholders currently pay for goods...

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