Guidelines for issue of debit cards by banks

Debit cards are issued by banks in terms of the guidelines contained in circular DBOD.No.FSC.BC.123/24.01.019/99-2000 dated November 12, 1999, and subsequent amendments and mail box clarifications. After enactment of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007(PSSA), Department of Payment and Settlement Systems (DPSS) of the Reserve Bank of India, has also issued instructions on some aspects of debit cards such as security and risk mitigation, transfer of funds between domestic debit, prepaid and credit cards, and merchant discount rates. In view of the above, a comprehensive review of the instructions issued by this department on issue of debit cards has been undertaken.

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