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Using Debit card for online shopping

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M0eJ0e
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You could also try creating a virtual credit card on the Banking App, fund it and use that to make online payments instead.

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Chelena
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There is no way to get proof of payment when you use your virtual card for online shopping. Please advise.

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Titus2
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This is no **bleep**en help I need the zip code 😠😠😠😠
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Titus2
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Is there a way to get my zip code without going to the bank
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Marwick
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You have been a great help really appreciate it,I was going in cycles.
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MOD
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No, I'm sorry, but that is nonsense.

I, and I am sure everyone else with this account, was made to believe it is possible to shop online using this card.

Now you want us to upgrade, which will probably cost us all money.

Besides all of that you are not actually giving us answers. Instead, all you are doing is telling us to upgrade without acknowledging the fact that we were all mislead.

I want a free upgrade with no extra monthly fees and I can't go into a bank seeing as I live abroad! So make a plan, please!!

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Jamunaji
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No I have a debit MasterCard.
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mchand
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Additionally, student Acehiver IS a cheque account, so you're not upgrading just getting the card that you should have been geiven in the first place

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mchand
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If you have a Student Achievers account, simply go into the bank and ask them for it. It will take 7 working days but then you can collect it.
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Jamunaji
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How does one upgrade to Cheque account? What is the criteria? I currently possess a debit card and in dire need to be able to make online purchases.
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awvr
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I have a student achiever account, and as far as I know online purchases are enabled BUT your online purchase limit is set to R0. And you have to go into the bank to change it which you can'tI went in and a consultant straight out told me it can't be changed which is dumb. As a student I have to buy textbooks which are 9/10 times cheaper online than in stores. 

Can I really just go get a cheque card to solve this?

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Yahaya
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kobzarejy
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True they are liar and want us to upgrade to Cheque singafuni haaai man it's annoying 

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kobzarejy
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yes it does but doesn't allow you to purchase online why is that?
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kobzarejy
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I agree they are misleading us as customers and it isn't nice

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kobzarejy
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I agree with you Boitumelo Standard Bank's service is rotten i didn't know until now because am trying to purchase an online course and am declined. Other banks allow debit cards for online purchases and why not Standard Bank ?Am so pissed am going back to my old bank where u don't have to go into the branch to change things o the system and where u can use a debit card to shop without a hassle...Their service isn't ayoba

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Lionsheart85
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The other alternative is to get a Capitec account and tell them to activate everything. Works with international purchases as well. When I was young then this was what I did then to deal with standard bank and their dumb cards at the time.

Also having two accounts was a blessing as at the time they were always offline.
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BobbyJ
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opening an ABSA account tomorrow, they're not serious in this bank. apparently to get the cheque card, you need to open a cheque account(for salaries > R5k) ||  (student cheque account if you're less than 23). so if  you're above 23 with no reasonable salary. welp

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BobbyJ
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This is questionable bank services. I have an Access acount and the only way i can pay online is via EFT (Only very little online merchants provide that option). I can't use my card details to make purchases. what do I need to do?

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mchand
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Hi guy
To everyone looking this up Standard Bank simply has the worst customer service ever. As you can see I posted this ages ago and it's still a problem for people. With Student achiever you CAN purchase online all you need to do is get a cheque card. It's free and the only reason they don't give it to you when you sign up is because it takes 7 days to emboss the name in. You may ask why other banks don't have this problem or why didn't the community managers above point this out or anyone tell us when we signed up or why didn't they contact us to tell us to pick it up or why didn't they just mail it and I honestly don't know. All I know is you need to go to the bank, tell them you want a cheque card and they'll give it to you after a week and you can use online shopping. This should be marked as the solution not the useless advice given above
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