What Is A Postal Code On Debit Card?

A postal code found on a debit card is usually the postal code that belongs to the address of the owner of that particular debit card. The owner of the debit card usually writes his/her address postal code when filling out the form for request of a debit card.

The use of a postal code on a debit card is usually attributed to the United State.

In today’s article I will be showing you what the postal code of a debit card is and how you can find it.

I will also be giving out additional information about the postal code, just keep reading….

What is a postal code on a debit card?

The postal code of a debit card includes a series of letters or number or both (as the case may be) used as part of a person’s postal address when filling a debit card request form.

In simpler terms, whenever you request for a debit card, you will be asked to fill out a debit card request form.

During the process of filling the form, you are usually asked to fill in your home address postal code.

That code automatically becomes your debit card postal code.

Anytime you want to complete a transaction in the United States, you are usually required to fill in your debit card postal code, so it is advisable to store this code in your memory.

If there is no postal code for your home address, you can always use the ZIP/postal code of the particular location your in, or use a postal code of an address you remember. Just remember to jot down the code somewhere safe or memorize it….

Do all debit card need a billing zip code?

YES, every debit card that belongs to a major financial institution (traditional and digital) will require you to add your billing address during the process of registering the card.

So your postal code/zip code would be needed as a form of address for your debit card.

In some situations, one can be asked for his/her postal code when purchasing goods online.

So it is crucial that you learn your postal code, so you can use it whenever or wherever its needed.


Can I find a postal code on my debit card?

Postal codes can not be found on the body of a debit card as they are not written on it.

Your postal code serves a means of security for your funds, without the postal code, no one can access your account without your permission because you are the only one who knows your postal code.

Please note: The digits on your debit card are not your debit card postal code.

Your debit card postal code is just your house address postal code or the postal code of any location you wrote down when filling the debit card request form.

How to find your debit card postal code

If you forgot the postal code you filled in when requesting for your debit card, no worries because you can still get back your debit card postal code, below are a few methods to retrieve your debit card postal code;

  • Through your bank statement: Every time you get a bank statement for the month, always check the beginning of the letter, your debit card postal code is usually located at the right side of the letter.
  • Call the bank’s customer care service: You can always call the customer service of your bank to get back your debit card postal code.

What is a CVV number on a debit card?

A CVV (card verification value) is a code that provides a form of protection for your funds.

The CVV code is one of the most important part of your debit card.

This 3/4  digit code is designed majorly to prevent fraudulent activity with your debit card. Without the CVV code, a person cannot purchase anything online.

And unlike the postal code, the CVV can actually be found on the debit card. This important code is usually located at the back of your debit card, on the right side of the white signature strip.

If you try to purchase something online, and you want to use your debit card as a means of payment you will be asked to type in the CVV code to confirm the payment for that purchase.


Financial institutions (traditional and digital) are always coming up with ways to make your the funds of their users are secured, and the postal code feature is one of them, although this security measure only works in the US.