The Switch Company
Note: Switch is now Maestro
is an all electronic debit card payment system that was founded
in 1988, with 23.3 million card holders and 650,690 outlets. There
are 31 member banks and building societies involved with Switch
offering direct access to your current account 24 hours a day.
U.K's leading debit card scheme is convenient, fast and secure with
modern technology at your fingertips! !!
Switch card is swiped through the retailer's terminal and this then
electronically records details of the transaction and the card and
then seeks authorisation - all within 5 seconds. The retailer's
bank collects the daily transactions from the terminal and transfers
the data to your bank via SwitchNet and then your account is automatically
debited within a few days.
is now accepted by over 650,690 outlets in the U.K!
to the Switch Outlet:
electronic checking and authorisation procedures reduce the risk
of bounced cheques and forged bank notes and because Switch is electronic,
it saves valuable time and effort in cashing - up, banking and book
- keeping. Your account is automatically credited a few days after
the transaction - a real cash-flow benefit!
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