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What is a POS debit?

A POS, or “Point of Sale,” is a purchase made with your Visa debit card, and you must enter your PIN on a keypad. POS transactions post to your account immediately. A POS transaction will show the amount, the address, and (and sometimes) the merchant’s name on your statement.

POS Debit means ‘Point of Sale’ in banking terms. A point of sale debit card transaction means that your debit card and PIN were used to make a purchase. A ‘DBT Purchase’ means that no PIN was required when either swiping or inserting your debit card for that purchase.

A POS stands for “point-of-sale”. It normally refers to a point of sale system that you find in retail stores or at restaurants.

They are used to manage a business, whether it is for inventory management, ringing up sales, storing customer information, and much more.

A debit card transaction is a purchase you made through your bank card. A POS or point of sale purchase is the “point” where a transaction is finalized or the moment where a customer tenders payment in exchange for goods and services.

On a bank statement, a POS transaction is one of many labels used to describe the type of sale.

A point of sale(POS) is a channel/terminal used in carrying out a transaction while a debit card is an instrument. The POS cannot make/receive payment on its own except a card is used on it likewise a card cannot make a payment on its own except it is used on terminals like ATM/POS/Web or Online.

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What is a POS transaction?

A POS or “Point of Sale” transaction is a purchase made with your Visa debit card and you are required to enter your PIN on a keypad. POS transactions post to your account immediately. On your statement, a POS transaction will show the amount and the address (and sometimes) the name of the merchant.

POS stands for “point of sale”. A “POS transaction” is just a transaction made where you present some sort of payment card, such as a debit card, credit card, gift card, etc.

A “debit card” transaction is a transaction in which the form of payment is a debit card.. A transaction would be considered a debit card transaction even if the card were not physically present.

So the basic difference is that a POS transaction would include other types of payment cards than just debit cards,

POS (Point of sale terminal) in the context of your question, is the accepting device reading and validating the payment media (debit card in this case).

On the other hand, a Debit card transaction is the information set required by your issuer debit card bank in order to approve/decline a transaction.

This information is generated finally by the POS at the end of the transaction procedure on the merchant side.

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What is the difference between a POS transaction and an ATM transaction?

POS = Point of Sale. This means you either swiped your card, entered your card with a chip into the merchant’s terminal, the clerk manually entered the sale, or you submitted your card information online. These transactions can be made with a debit card or credit card.

ATM = Automated teller machine. This means you either went to your bank’s ATM or another operator’s ATM. Most ATM transactions are cash withdrawals. These transactions can also be made with a debit or credit card.

POS is Point-of-Sale usually in a store to make a payment for goods and/or services using a debit card

and ATM transaction is a transaction done on an ATM (Automated Teller Machine) nowadays this could be either a withdrawal, deposit, purchase of prepaid airtime/electricity and checking balances

Other differences:

POS transactions frequently take longer to appear on your bank or card statement. This is often because of the merchant’s method of processing – and I have seen some transactions take 2 to 3 days before posting to your account. (Usually hotels and car rentals) The delays can occur with debit and credit cards.

ATM transactions conducted with a credit card are usually treated as a cash advance – and many banks and card issuers in the USA charge the highest interest (24.99% APR) on cash advances.

If you ask a bank employee in IT, they might be able to list many more differences.

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How do I track the POS of a transaction done from my debit card but not authorized by me?

If you have not Authorized a payment, then you can request the Bank to look into it .

Basically, when someone swipes a card at POS, you get a message, with the amount deducted and the POS Device name . Ex : Amount 5000 deducted at Reliance ITPL and the balance amount is 4000 something like that.

You can share this as proof, saying that, the transaction has been done without Authorization and the location says so and so…. But I am far far away from it!. But it’s really hard to track and you cannot claim if the transaction is done with a PIN entered. Coz, if a PIN is entered correctly, then it’s by some means, you have Authorised.

The payment gateway works from bank to bank, various account transfer, and server validation. The Secured socket layer easy to find out, time, date, transaction number, telephone message, email, where the fund Transfers are done.

The issuing card authority can make reverse payments based on the card holder’s request. Register a complaint with your bank.. they will do it for you.

You have to identify the transaction from your statement that is under dispute and raise a complaint with the call center. Banks have a standard procedure to facilitate such things.

Contact your debit card issuer and contest the transaction. They will provisionally credit your account and track down the origin of the transaction. They have the means and experience to support you; give them a chance.

You can go to the store and see if the manager can retrieve that transaction if you know the date. Not all stores maybe able to provide this information.

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What is POS withdrawal in banks?

POS withdrawal means the expenses u make at some sales counter by swiping your card, or at the online purchase. Friends, you know that POS means the point of sale for all.

POS Machine can handle Swipe, EMV (Chip), Offline transactions, Manual Entry Transactions. New ATM cards are coming with Chip….So, it’s an EMV transaction.

All the above four types are done at any Mart, Pump, all the Shops, etc. But, Nowadays the Banks wanna get rid of those Paper Deposit and Withdrawal.

So, they are asking the Customers to swipe the card in POS Machine placed at Bank only. In the swipe, you have to select Deposit or Withdrawal.

If you swipe and select Deposit, then you have to pay that much amount to the Bank Clerk, then she approves the transaction. If you swipe and select Withdrawal, then the Bank clerk will pay you the Amount and she completes the transaction.

Remember: In the bank, the POS Machine and the Computer System they use are integrated.

What is POS banking in 2021?

POS: Point of sale. It is a mechanism used for Merchant banking, while using POS terminals for card payments/digital payments

A point of sale terminal (POS terminal) is an electronic device used to process card payments at retail locations. A POS terminal generally does the following:

  • Reads the information of a customer’s credit or debit card
  • Checks whether the funds in a customer’s bank account are sufficient
  • Transfers the funds from the customer’s account to the seller’s account (or at least, accounts for the transfer with the credit card network)
  • Records the transaction and prints a receipt

It is another kind of swiping machines, being used in many small and medium scale business organizations. The customers can swipe their debit or credit cards to complete the transaction.

The banker, who has installed such a machine, will get credit instantaneously and will pass on the same to the company on a periodical cycle – say in one day / a couple of days, like that, after levying certain charges (normally 1 to 1.5%).

Every transaction made has a location either online or in stores, and each transaction is considered a Point of Sale purchase.

In the U.S., there are ATM card limits to prevent fraud from occurring, and in my institution, there are POS limits, which means you can only spend so much with your debit card per day before we revoke access without further verification of the transactions taking place.

I’ve not come across the term POS Banking before. I can tell you how they’re related though! To use a POS machine the merchant( the owner of a business) needs to open a current account with a bank.

All the money that you earn from sales( swiping cards on the POS) is credited to your current A/c.

What is the difference between EFTPOS and a POS terminal?

POS=point of sale, any place, or device where the actual transaction takes place. In brick and mortar, that would be the cash register.

POS may also denote the marketing placed over merchandise like the backdrops in fast food places where the transparencies can be changed.

An EFTPOS retail system stands for Electronic Funds Transfer at Point-of-Sale. This means that EFTPOS retail systems are electronic POS systems that accept electronic payment methods.

Those payment methods include credit/debit cards and mobile payments, for instance.

The main difference between an EFTPOS and POS system is the method of payment. POS refers to physical cash payments, while EFTPOS refers to electronic payments.

An electronic point-of-sale terminal, or POS terminal, is the hardware retailers use to process transactions. The hardware is the tangible electronic device(s) that the POS and EFTPOS software works on.

There are many POS touch screen terminals and till systems that work with hardware, you may already have, such as computers, smartphones, tablets iPhone’s or iPad’s.

POS Charges

If you’re trying to figure out what a transaction in your account history means, it probably refers to a purchase you made in-person at a retailer.

Point of sale systems:

A point-of-sale (POS) system is a combination of devices and software programs for keeping track of transactions and completing sales.

They can be as simple as a checkout register, or they may be more complicated programs that integrate with other systems.

Retailers and online merchants use POS systems to accept payments and manage their businesses.

Debit card purchases:

Charges that show up with “POS” are typically a result of using your debit card. Most likely, you chose “Debit” at checkout and entered your PIN on the retailer’s payment machine—as opposed to choosing “Credit” and signing for the purchase).

Online purchases and in-person transactions can both result in POS appearing on your statement.

Unauthorized charges?

If you see charges that you don’t recognize, research the transaction as soon as possible. POS charges mean that somebody bought something using your card, and they are typically not automatic recurring bills.

Identifying charges:

The name of the vendor or merchant should appear alongside any charges. However, sometimes the name isn’t helpful—the business might use a different name than the one you think of, and abbreviations add to the problem.

If you see something you don’t recognize, do a web search for the exact name you see in your transaction history.

In many cases, you’ll find a more helpful description because others have wondered the same thing.

If you’re still stumped, look back through your calendar and think back to all of the spendings you’ve done to verify if you’re actually responsible for the charge.

Fraud in your account:

If somebody used your card without your permission, you generally have the right to get those charges reversed. But you have to act fast.

Federal law says that you’re not responsible for certain types of fraud and errors in your bank account.

Contact your bank within two days of discovering any suspicious charges—if you wait too long (more than 60 days), you may be fully responsible for paying the bill.

Credit cards are safer:

For everyday spending and online shopping, a credit card is safer than a debit card.

Debit cards have direct access to your checking account, so fraud and mistakes can instantly drain the account. When that happens, you run out of spending money, bounce payments, and face penalty fees.

Credit cards, on the other hand, have a grace period, which allows you to pay for charges up to one month later (or more, if you want to pay interest—which you shouldn’t do).

Getting mistakes cleared up just means you’ll temporarily have a higher credit card bill, but your checking account will be untouched.

How does a POS terminal send and receive information?

There are two main types of POS terminal system. From initially, the POS terminal was represented by a system where HMI and logic modules were together.

The logic module has been connecting with Data Base. DB is common for all POS terminal system.

There is one big plus for that system It can work offline. And if you use only cash you don`t need an internet connection. But there is one big disadvantage, deployment and maintenance of high cost.

The second variant more complicated, It based on a client-server application. The server may be cloud based or exist separately. Also, servers may be based on HTTP or TCP servers.

Friends, the client may be on any operation system Windows/Linux/Mac OS. The client has been connecting with the server by suitable protocol, for instance, JSON, SOAP.

The client and server intercommunicate with each other throw network. It may be the internet. The server communicates with the database and resents data to the client application.

What is a POS debit

There are the following advantages: According to business analytics reports cloud-based POS system maintenance and deployment should be easier and cheaper more than two times.

  1. First, the customer presents his or her card information to make a purchase on the POS Security system. Then this transaction process continues in person over the phone, or the customer enters the information into the eCommerce site.
  2. Next, the information is transmitted into the payment tech and then forwarded to the card payment brand such as VISA or MasterCard.
  3. Then the payment brand sends the request to the card issuer.
  4. The issuer then approves or declines the transaction, and this response is sent to the payment brand. The payment brand sends the response to the merchant’s bank.
  5. The merchant’s bank forwards the response to you (either via your point-of-sale device, eCommerce website, or verbally over the phone) so that you can complete the transaction.
  6. The card will either be approved and you will receive an authorization number, or it will be declined or referred.


A dial-up connection is not suited for those purposes. Need a good internet connection. The main request for both systems is Price Look Up.

The logical module finds it in DB by the BAR code and returns the item description. Merchandiser adds items to the list of purchases. In the end, before the transaction start, the logical unit has been applying a discount to the purchase list.

POS transaction contains so important part as tender. The tender is responsible for payment. Payment may be by cash, credit or debit card, food stamps.

  • POS – Point of sale
  • HMI- Human-machine interface.


In your search for the Point of Sale system, you would have come across both Conventional and Cloud-based units. POS systems are a future-friendly investment and you need to have one to grow your business in the desired direction.

However, which of the two systems will make sense for your business is a whole other story. First off you need to understand the core differences between them and this article will help you get your know-how.

The most basic difference is evident from the name itself. A conventional System also known as an On-Premise POS system works on local servers that are installed on a closed internal network.

They are installed right within your premises at close quarters. Cloud-based POS systems or SaaS Systems (Software as a Service) are web-based and the data is hosted in remote servers by Third-party providers.

Everything you want to do revolves around your budget. Even though this is a wise investment, you are still limited by the amount of money you are willing to or can spend.

Cloud-based POS systems are more cost-effective than Conventional systems in terms of the month on month cost.

A conventional POS system requires that you pay a License fee upfront for full usage of the software and then pay a monthly or annual maintenance fee.

A Cloud-based system will charge you a monthly fee and rent for the cloud storage space. Sometimes the charge may depend on the number of users that are accessing the software.

The hardware cost is still one time with monthly or annual maintenance charges regardless of conventional or cloud-based systems.

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What is a POS debit

In terms of the hardware, the Local servers will limit your presence to the checkout desks and other stationary terminals.

However, Cloud-based servers can give you mobility as you can connect to the data with tablets as well as terminals.

The server of an On-premise system is available physically with you. Installation and maintenance happen on site.

But with a Cloud-based system, you will only have access to your data on a space that is shared by plenty of other users.

You will have to rely entirely on the Third-party provider to keep the data safe and to run their own maintenance.

As far as Data security goes the local servers are under your domain. You will need to make all provisions from your end to keep them secure.

The most you can do is appoint security personnel, set up firewalls, restrict access in the hierarchy to your employees. A cloud-based system is the responsibility of the provider.

They need to ensure your data is secure. To achieve this they have multiple security levels and logins and experts on security software.

Data security is crucial to them as many of their clients share the same space and they cannot survive a leak.

Maintenance is fairly easy and more accurate with Conventional systems as your service provider is available at your beck and call.

You can schedule it at your convenience. With cloud-based systems, software support is via phone and remote access. Maintenance on their end will affect your working hours.

Now that you know the differences between them, it should help you make the decision in choosing which of them will work for you.

What is a POS debit

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POS Debit means ‘Point of Sale’ in banking terms. A point of sale debit card transaction means that your debit card and PIN were used to make a purchase. A ‘DBT Purchase’ means that no PIN was required when either swiping or inserting your debit card for that purchase. Jessica.

How do I track the POS of a transaction from my debit card that I did not authorize?

How do I track the POS of a transaction from my debit card that I did not authorize?

Can I put a stop payment on a debit card transaction?

If you are in India, it is not possible. It is instantaneous and is fully automated.
Only some online transactions need OTP (one password); not entering that can abort the transaction. Same thing with credit card transactions too.

What is the difference between a POS and a debit card transaction?

A POS stands for “point-of-sale.” It normally refers to a point-of-sale system found in retail stores or restaurants. They are used to manage a business, whether it is for inventory management, ringing up sales, storing customer information, and much more.
A debit card transaction is a purchase you make with your bank card.

A POS, or point of sale purchase, is the “point” where a transaction is finalized or when a customer makes payment in exchange for goods and services. On a bank statement, a POS transaction is one of many labels used to describe the type of sale.

Who has made an offline POS transaction?

Some banks have the POS to do offline, online, force sales, and pre-authorization transactions. In many Southeast Asian countries, one can easily complete the transaction without any difficulties. All you need is your offline card, passport, Proof of funds ( generally means you have money in your card to do offline transactions), and a black screenshot The payout time is 72 hours

How does debit card transaction processing work?

Step 1: POS device, app, or website initiates payment either by swiping the debit card on the POS device or by entering card details such as card number, expiration date, and CVV on the app or website.

Step 2: The terminal (POS device) and app/website redirect to their payment gateway company.

Step 3: The payment gateway company verifies all details.

Step 4: if details are found correct, then PG sends a request to the bank, and the next step else return directly to step

Step 5: bank Verifies all details, checks the available balance, deducts the same amount, and returns to the payment gateway with a successful or failed transaction.

Step 6: payment gateway verifies the returned result

Step 7: Payment gateway redirects the result to the POS terminal or App/Website with transaction status(success, failed, pending), transaction amount, transaction id, etc., etc.

Why does the merchant ask to pay 2% on POS Credit / Debit Card transactions?

When we use our Credit/Debit cards for shopping, are 4 entities involved in a single transaction?

  1. Customer
  2. Merchant
  3. Acquirer Bank(e.g. HDFC, ICICI..)
  4. Switch operator (e.g., NPCI, VISA, Mastercard..)
  5. Issuer (ex: SBI, PNB…)
    The customer wants to purchase the goods using a credit or debit card. The merchant is the one who provides the goods and takes payment using a card by swiping the card using a POS terminal. The acquirer bank installs the POS (point of sale) terminal at the merchant and provides the merchant with the required support. The issuer bank is the one that issues the card that the customer uses to purchase goods.

When the merchant agent swipes the card at the terminal, the card details like the card number (12–19 digits) and CVV number, along with Track2 data, are forwarded by the POS terminal to the acquirer bank switch, which in turn builds an ISO 8583 message format( industry format for card-originating messages ) using the card details to be forwarded to the switch operator.

The switch operator verifies the BIN (bank identification number) and forwards the message request to the issuer bank. The switch operator verifies many details before routing the message request to the issuing bank. The issuer bank verifies your account along with card details and decides whether to approve your request.

As we can see, so many entities are involved in a single transaction, so each one charges fees for providing support from the merchant. When you shop for Rs.100, the merchant will get only rs98 approx. The remaining amount gets deducted as fees. The issuer bank will charge Rs. 1.75 as fees; the acquirer bank will charge Rs. 0.16. The switch operator charges 0.09 from both the acquirer and the issuer.
The fees mentioned are not fixed and may vary depending on many other factors.

How did someone make an unauthorized point of sale (POS) transaction from my debit card without the PIN while the card was still in my possession?

You may have inadvertently shared your card number and other details with someone. Remember, when you swipe your card at a merchant, the card number, expiration date, etc., can be seen by them. You must ensure no one watches closely when you key in your PIN.
Immediately get your card canceled and get a fresh one.

What is a POS debit

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