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Metrobank encourages use of safer debit cards

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Metrobank encourages use of safer debit cards
A debit card is commonly utilized as a digital wallet that you can readily use anytime and anywhere. As it is generally accepted in many stores, payment facilities, and even digital merchants, a debit card bolsters every consumers’ spending habits without the need to use hard cash.
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MANILA, Philippines — As cashless transactions have become more of a necessity and a preferred payment option for most consumers, one of the easier and more practical ways to go cashless is through the use of debit cards.

A debit card is commonly utilized as a digital wallet that you can readily use anytime and anywhere. As it is generally accepted in many stores, payment facilities, and even digital merchants, a debit card bolsters every consumers’ spending habits without the need to use hard cash.

Given the relevance and ease of making cashless transactions during this time of physical distancing, Metrobank is encouraging its customers to #UseDebit in their daily transactions. Convenient and rewarding, a debit card allows contactless but secured payment methods and at the same time, gives you access to exclusive perks and promos.

Contactless payments are preferred nowadays, especially from your monthly billers. You can enroll your debit card to your billers to automatically pay for your utility bills, streaming service subscriptions, and many others at certain times of the month. It’s also much easier to just tap, swipe, or insert a card when purchasing your necessities at the grocery or hardware store. The less the need to wrangle and exchange cash, the less chance of contact.

Debit cards come with an EMV chip and customized PIN to ensure that your personal data and payment transactions are secured and protected. This chip technology provides multiple layers of security encryptions to protect your card from unauthorized use. As a reminder, cardholders should be responsible in keeping their account information safe. Never share your PIN, OTP, CVV, card expiry, username, and password to anyone. Always be vigilant when using your card and make sure it is only within your view. For added security, you may cover your CVV with a tape strip when not in use to avoid exposing the details to other people.

With Metrobank Prime Debit Mastercard enjoy monthly rebate and discount offers that you can avail when purchasing in popular online shopping portals, dining establishments, and other partners. Make sure to take advantage of these benefits and you’re sure to rack up a lot of savings on your monthly expenses.

Using all of the financial tools available to you can bring a meaningful and positive impact to your money management. The debit card is one of these tools, so get into the habit, #UseDebit today. To know more about the Metrobank Prime Debit Mastercard, you may visit https://metrobank.com.ph/save/debit-cards.

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