I've been asked by a student whether 'bank card' is a common synonym for debit card.
I started by checking wikipedia whose article on bank cards points towards it including both debit, credit and other cards. However, the article on debit cards seems to imply that bank card is indeed a synonym of debit card.
While searching EL&U, I found an answer to the question that clearly states that, at least in Canada, bank card is a synonym for debit card.
So... Is bank card a general synonym for debit card, or is this true only in some English-speaking countries? And if so, which countries? In the countries where this is true, which term is preferred in everyday speech?