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Debit Cards

Bank debit cards have quickly become popular, allowing consumers to use funds directly in their bank accounts. But debit cards are not always the best payment option; among their downsides is that they do not have the same protections as credit cards, and may incur huge fees due to overdraft loans and other bank fees.