The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

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Joe wrote: Mon 11 Oct, 2021 19.59 What is the little notch I've seen on all my new cards in aid of? Just to help with orientation?
Yes, it's an accessibility feature.

Incidentally the dots on the card are an accessibility feature as well, I believe it's one dot for debit cards and two for credit.
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WillPS wrote: Mon 11 Oct, 2021 21.53
Joe wrote: Mon 11 Oct, 2021 19.59 What is the little notch I've seen on all my new cards in aid of? Just to help with orientation?
Yes, it's an accessibility feature.

Incidentally the dots on the card are an accessibility feature as well, I believe it's one dot for debit cards and two for credit.
HSBC also mention that the large printed card number is an accessibility feature, so special cards for people who need larger print don't have to be requested and are accessible by default.
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Have the banks agreed on an orientation for vertical cards yet - ie chip up or chip down?
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I don't see an issue using vertical cards as most are now used that way for contactless or chip and pin transactions.

I'd think those with basic current accounts would be kept horizontal though as they don't have the contactless function?
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thegeek wrote: Tue 12 Oct, 2021 15.52 Have the banks agreed on an orientation for vertical cards yet - ie chip up or chip down?
Newp. Virgin Money is upside down compared to most.
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