What are the benefits of a Visa Debit Card and how can I order one?

Having a Visa Debit Card will not only make online and in store purchases at merchants in the U.S and abroad seamless, but can also be used to withdraw cash at ATMs. Global Student account holders may also enjoy access to ATMs in the U.S. without worrying about surcharges. 1


1 Non-proprietary ATM usage fees may be charged to your account at the request of the 3rd party operating the non-proprietary ATM. If you use an "East West Bank Student Plus Visa Debit Card" to initiate an ATM transaction from your Global Student account, East West Bank will refund your non-proprietary ATM usage fees each statement cycle. This waiver does not apply to any East West Bank ATM NSF fees that are the result of your account being overdrawn by an ATM transaction. Please refer to the Annual Percentage Yield and Account Terms disclosure for details.


Ordering a debit card

If you have a Premier e-Checking or Global Student, you can order a debit card in the mobile app under Manage Account  > My Debit Cards > Request Card.

Note: If your debit card will be shipped to China, you’ll be charged a $20 international mailing fee to cover shipping and handling costs.

Upon requesting your debit card in the mobile app, you should expect to receive your card within:

  • 7 – 10 business days if shipping within the U.S.
  • 3 – 4 weeks if shipping to China
  • 3 – 6 weeks if shipping internationally (excluding China)