Saturday, December 22, 2007

VISA Debit Card


I finally got my VISA Debit Card from Al Rajhi Bank! I chose this bank for two reasons. Firstly, there is a branch near my place, which definitely spells convenience for now and future purposes. Secondly, I did my research on the Net and apparently, this bank is recommended by several reliable bloggers for the purpose of withdrawing PayPal funds into your bank account. In my case, my friend Emila recommended this bank to me.

It was very easy and fast to get this debit card. The whole process took less than 20 minutes and even then, it would have been faster save for the fact that the most of the bank's staff were on leave due to the upcoming holidays. So I had to wait for about 5 minutes before I was attended. Minimum amount to open a savings account is RM200 and all you need to provide is your MyKad. Customer service was fast and efficient; exactly how I like it! Your debit card is given immediately and once you have activated your online banking, you are good to go!

If you're thinking of getting a debit card yourself for the purpose of withdrawing your PayPal funds into your account, this is the bank to choose. Happy weekend everyone!


23 comments:

Random Magus December 23, 2007 5:13 AM

Hey... Merry Christmas. I like the new illustration

Mariuca December 23, 2007 6:37 AM

Hey Amber! Long time no see! Merry Christmas to u and your family as well. And I love my new header too! ;)

J@n!ce December 23, 2007 1:32 PM

So cool you have the card now. All the best to your paid post... YAY !! :)

Emila Yusof December 23, 2007 3:49 PM

Yay! You've got the card!

Nick Phillips December 23, 2007 4:25 PM

Hey Marzie, I didn't know that Al-Rajhi did pay pal? When I call them they said they didn't but guess they do now. Congrats on getting it :D

Mariuca December 23, 2007 4:55 PM

Yeah Jan, now I can really start enjoying my paypal funds he he he! :)

Mariuca December 23, 2007 4:56 PM

Emila, I did! So glad I decided to wait and get a debit card for my PPal! Now can see the $$ lolz..

Mariuca December 23, 2007 4:59 PM

Thanks Nick! I noticed many posts on Al-Rajhi for PPal, and Emila confirmed it too, so happily got one for myself la! :)

LadyJava December 23, 2007 5:29 PM

Congrats GP.. Now you can enjoy your Paypal money!.. eh RM200 to open savings account. I thought I read online it says only RM20.. wah lucky you told me otherwise I only bring RM20.. so embarassing...heheh

Raghav December 24, 2007 2:25 AM

happy to hear this...tht u got a debit card in 20 min.
here in india..it usually takes 15days to get a debit or credit card with u'r name printed & embosed on the card.
for normal cards with out name embosing.it will take a 10 min to get a card but almost 24-48 hrs to get it activated so tht we can use it at ATM!....malaysia is far better......

Mariuca December 24, 2007 1:03 PM

Hey LJ! Oh I saw that post too abt it being RM20 but Emila later told me it shld be RM200 lolz!! Hurry up and open yours la. I transferred some funds but I think not in yet due to the holidays! Maybe after Christmas only, will let u know how many days it takes later! :):):)

Mariuca December 24, 2007 1:04 PM

Thanks Raghav! Yeah, I was so pleased that I got the card on the spot, hate waiting! The online banking is still pretty new, so not many features yet. Using this acct mostly for paypal purposes! :):):)

FL Sam December 24, 2007 9:40 PM

Good Choice of Card. Al Radjhi Bank Debit is well recommended for Paypal withdrwal. But I used my Myabnk Visa Card, no problem too. :)

Mariuca December 24, 2007 10:21 PM

Yay, thanks Uncle Sam! Looks like I made the right choice. ;)

Sunshine4Life December 28, 2007 1:36 PM

congrats, Mau for the card. I thought of that too just for the purpose of withdrawing funds from paypal. will wait for the newyear yet to do it. :D

Mariuca December 28, 2007 2:37 PM

Thanks sunshine! Hurry up and get urs too, it really is the most convenient and speedy service around. :):):)

Eden January 23, 2008 12:22 PM

Congrats. It will make your life soo much easier.

Mariuca January 23, 2008 3:55 PM

Hi Eden, welcome to Mariuca's blog! Thanks for ur comment, I've already started using the card and yes, it does make thing so much easier for me! :):):)

Emila Yusof September 27, 2008 10:13 PM

i'm so glad i got this card! can easily transfer paypal money! nowadays took only 5 days to transfer!

LadyJava September 30, 2008 11:21 PM

I love Al-Rajhi.. sweet and simple processing.. No queue lagi..and only RM20 to open savings..

LadyJava September 30, 2008 11:21 PM

But now I want to open current account lah.. anyone can introduce me??!!

Emila Yusof October 15, 2008 10:39 AM

RM20? Wah!!! The last time i open it was RM200!!!

Emila Yusof October 15, 2008 10:40 AM

easy kan? no books nothing...just give your IC!

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