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The PostFinance Card provides more payment options worldwide

PostFinance customers can now pay practically anywhere with their debit card. The combination with Debit Mastercard® means the PostFinance Card can be used at lots of additional points of sale and now also abroad. The staggered introduction of the new cards will take place from April to around spring 2023.

The combination of the new PostFinance Card with Debit Mastercard means customers can make payments in all stores, restaurants and online shops that accept Mastercard – in addition to the existing payment options available in Switzerland and abroad. Cash withdrawals abroad can also be made at ATMs displaying the Mastercard logo. As before, withdrawals made using the new PostFinance Card are debited directly from the account linked to it.

No additional costs

The new PostFinance Card will be sent out and replace the existing one on a staggered basis from April 2022 to around spring 2023. Customers will automatically receive the card and do not need to do anything. No additional costs are incurred: the card is included in the banking package for private customers, while business customers will continue to pay an annual fee of 30 francs per card.

“PostFinance Card now much more attractive”

Benjamin Staeheli, Head of Payment Solutions at PostFinance, is delighted: “The addition of Debit Mastercard makes our card much more attractive. We’re providing a secure payment method for our 2.6 million customers that can now be used abroad. The attractive conditions for retailers remain unchanged. Merchants also benefit from PostFinance customers having the opportunity to pay practically anywhere.”

New card design

The new PostFinance Card has a fresh new design with a matt surface and is available in both CHF and EUR. It also has two new features for the visually impaired: a groove to distinguish it from other cards and an embossed impression of the letter “P” (for PostFinance) in Braille printing. The limit for contactless payments without PIN entry is still 100 francs for transactions via PostFinance and 80 francs via Mastercard. To use Debit Mastercard to make purchases in online shops, customers have to register once for 3-D Secure via the PostFinance App, e-finance or postfinance.ch.

Full information about the new PostFinance Card is available at www.postfinance.ch/newcard.