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Does any Bank/financial institution issue NON co-badged debit cards?

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Does any Bank/financial institution issue NON co-badged debit cards?

Why I'm asking can be explained here: http://www.interac.ca/en/co-badged-cards.html

Specifically, "... Some financial institutions have chosen another payment network for online debit transactions, and consequently, their customers with a co-badged debit card will not have access to the Interac Online service. ..."

I'd like to be able to use the Interac Online service. I know that BMO and TD issue co-badged debit cards now. Is there anyone that still issues NON co-badged cards?
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I guess that's technically correct as it will work with the legacy cards.
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Now that I look at this more closely, I don't think any of the credit unions are viable for me. So the question pretty much boils down to do RBC and Scotia issue NON co-badged debit cards. Airodyssey, you say RBC does so I'll check with them. Anyone know about Scotia?
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Last year I called TD and said I don't want VISA debit card they sent me. They said no problem, and mailed me a standard TD debit card. Try calling them.
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NCR-Manchester wrote: Last year I called TD and said I don't want VISA debit card they sent me. They said no problem, and mailed me a standard TD debit card. Try calling them.
Here's what they said when I asked them (by email).
At this time, unfortunately, it is not possible to obtain a TD Access card without the Visa debit option.

Visa Debit and Visa utilize the Visa Network, while Interac Online utilizes the Interac Network. The Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry prevents a card from containing two online payment networks. Regrettably, this means that Interac Online is not available with your TD Access Card.
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MikeVTO wrote: Now that I look at this more closely, I don't think any of the credit unions are viable for me. So the question pretty much boils down to do RBC and Scotia issue NON co-badged debit cards. Airodyssey, you say RBC does so I'll check with them. Anyone know about Scotia?
I used Interac Online with RBC within the last 2 months.
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Success!! I was able to get one from BMO. I went to a branch but they couldn't help me, they only had the co-badged cards but told me to try calling customer service. I called their customer service and after clearly explaining what I wanted, they were able to have one issued and mailed out to me. Arrived today so I'm good now.
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MikeVTO wrote: Here's what they said when I asked them (by email).

At this time, unfortunately, it is not possible to obtain a TD Access card without the Visa debit option.

Visa Debit and Visa utilize the Visa Network, while Interac Online utilizes the Interac Network. The Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry prevents a card from containing two online payment networks. Regrettably, this means that Interac Online is not available with your TD Access Card.
I find that if you go into a branch and tell them you want a plain-jane debit access card, they'll give you one.

I got one a couple years back. They tried to give me a visa debit card. I told them it was ugly, that I didn't want it, and that I would never use the visa debit option. I told them I wanted the old style card. They went to the back for a few minutes and came back with the old-style plain one that's interac only. I've been using that card ever since.
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Octavius wrote: I find that if you go into a branch and tell them you want a plain-jane debit access card, they'll give you one.

I got one a couple years back. They tried to give me a visa debit card. I told them it was ugly, that I didn't want it, and that I would never use the visa debit option. I told them I wanted the old style card. They went to the back for a few minutes and came back with the old-style plain one that's interac only. I've been using that card ever since.
Tbh I agree with you, when I used to bank with them, just the sight of that flippin green chair on the card every time I pulled it out pissed me off lol
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don't use Interac Online, pay using a credit card
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