Common questions

What is EFTPOS debit?

What is EFTPOS debit?

Electronic funds transfer at point of sale
Electronic funds transfer at point of sale (EFTPOS; /ˈɛftpɒs/) is an electronic payment system involving electronic funds transfers based on the use of payment cards, such as debit or credit cards, at payment terminals located at points of sale.

What is the difference between debit and EFTPOS?

EFTPOS stands for Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Service and the money mostly comes from a bank current account. Debit cards are cards that use the credit card payment system supplied by providers such as Mastercard and VISA but which are tied to a current account.

What is the difference between Visa and EFTPOS?

While you can use your MasterCard or Visa debit card overseas, you can only use an EFTPOS card in a select few places outside of Australia. EFTPOS cards can’t be used for online purchases, but debit cards can. With EFTPOS, you only have the option of either savings (SAV) or cheque (CHQ).

What is debit type transaction?

Debit Transaction means a Transaction where payment is made by debiting funds in an account which is authorised for access by the Cardholder’s Nominated Card.

Is a EFTPOS card a debit card?

A credit card is a revolving line of credit while EFTPOS cards and debit cards are similar in that the money the customer is using when they use their card comes from their own bank account. The key differences between EFTPOS and debit cards are the functionality they offer and where and how the cards can be used.

What is debit payment?

A debit card is a payment card that deducts money directly from a consumer’s checking account when it is used. Also called “check cards” or “bank cards,” they can be used to buy goods or services; or to get cash from an automated teller machine or a merchant who’ll let you add an extra amount onto a purchase.

How are debit cards used?

Debit cards let you buy things without carrying cash. You can use your debit card in most stores to pay for something. You just swipe the card and enter your PIN number on a key pad. You can use your debit card at an automated teller machine, or ATM, to get money from your checking account.

What are the advantages of EFTPOS?

Advantages of EFTPOS

  • Efficiency and lowered labour costs. Cash is finicky.
  • Lower risk of theft. Back to our earlier point about cash being high maintenance.
  • Lightning fast transactions. The main benefit of contactless payments are the speed they bring to each transaction.
  • Take all varieties of payments.

What are the examples of debit transaction?

Examples of debits and credits

  • Repay a business loan: Debit loans payable account and credit cash account.
  • Sell to a customer on credit: Debit accounts receivable and credit the revenue account.
  • Purchase inventory from your vendor and pay cash: Debit inventory account and credit the cash account.

Is a debit a charge or credit?

Merchants are charged per credit or debit transaction. If a card (whether credit or debit) is processed through a credit card network, it will be charged the typical credit card transaction fee. If a debit card is processed through the debit card network, the transaction is charged a debit card rate.

Do debit cards need a bank account?

Here’s how to get a debit card Open a checking account. Most banks and credit unions give you a free debit card when you open a checking account. If you don’t have access to a bank account, an alternative is a prepaid debit card, which also allows you to make purchases.

How do you debit a transaction?

The first option is called the “debit/online/PIN debit” method, where you enter you PIN at the point of sale and the funds are immediately debited from your account. You have to use the debit function if you want to receive cash back during your transaction.

How does the EFTPOS payment system work?

The eftpos payment system functions like a debit card system, with the following things in common. The card is linked to a current account at a bank You can only spend money that is in the current account, though there may be an overdraft limit with interest charged Transactions pull money immediately from the bank account

Can I use my eftpos card outside of Australia?

To contrast that with an international debit card, eftpos cards cannot be used outside of Australia, but debit cards issued by Visa, Mastercard, Discover and UnionPay networks can. If you’re dealing with a lot of tourists, it is therefore paramount to accept other debit cards than the eftpos card only Australians use.

What is the difference between EFTPOS and international card schemes?

The card acceptance agreements for eftpos and international card schemes are usually separate, but we know of one company – Square – that includes card acceptance for both without the need to sign any contract. It is, on average, cheaper for a merchant to accept eftpos than it is to accept a debit card by Mastercard or Visa.

When did New Zealand start issuing EFTPOS debit cards?

In New Zealand, Bank of New Zealand started issuing EFTPOS debit cards in 1985 with the first merchant terminals being installed in petrol stations .