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Actually, the debit card system isn't completely as Izzy describes, because there's no facility to go overdrawn.  The school credits parental cheques to the child's account before they're banked, admittedly, so it would be possible to end up owing them money if I bounced a cheque.

But if there's no money on the card, they can't buy anything.

by Sassafras on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 12:06:16 PM EST
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