No, we still don't have debit cards
By christophersaul on Jan 26, 2010
It amazes me that my bank still doesn't provide a debit card here. Other banks do - Mrs Saul can use a debit card from her local, Local bank.
Direct debit is also something that still doesn't exist. You can usually set up for automatic payments to be made via credit card for things like water, electricity, the phone bill, etc. This falls down when you get a new credit card with a different number and then have to go through everything setting it all up to work with your new card.
To be fair, I don't mind the credit card payments as I always pay the whole bill every month and get Skywards miles from Emirates from every dollar I pay - it'd be nice to have an alternative though...