Having recently switched my current account to Halifax, I thought I was getting a "best of both worlds" debit card in the Halifax Visa Debit Card. I was told it was accepted in all retail outlets which support Visa worldwide, and on the web, and could also be used for cash-back transactions where supported. Unfortunately, after using the card for 1 month, I am seriously considering switching back to Laser. The reason? Here is a non-exhaustive list of situations where the card is not supported: NCT Test Centre - not supported LIDL - not supported ALDI - not supported My local petrol station - not supported Vodafone online top-up - not supported Tesco - cashback not supported I don't use the card that much so it scares me to think how many more of these issues there are out there. Just wanted to share this in case anyone else was considering it. Feel free to add to the list if you are in the same situation...will compile and send to Halifax.