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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_card) points towards it including both debit, credit and other cards. However, the article on debit cards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debit_card) seems to imply that bank card is indeed a synonym of debit card.
While searching EL&U, I found an answer to the question (Is there a term which covers ATM cards, credit cards, and debit cards?) 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?