Earlier this year, ASB began rolling out our new-look EFTPOS, debit and credit cards which incorporate a number of new features to make our cards easier for everyone to use.
For the first time, the cards will incorporate both braille and a notch on one edge of the card to help customers with vision loss and some motor impairments, to identify the card and the correct orientation when using EFTPOS machines or ATMs. We've worked closely with Blind and Low Vision New Zealand to develop and test these features. See the table below for more.
The card information on the new cards is now flat printed rather than embossed, to reduce the likelihood of the numbers and text wearing and becoming hard to read over time. The front of the cards will now be laid out in portrait format, which switches to horizontal on the back with the card numbers now displayed on the back of the card to help keep them private.