How To

Take control of your spending with Tonu Cards

Take control of your spending with Tonu Cards – customisable digital debit cards from Debut. Boost security, group spending and avoid unwanted charges. Discover how in the Debut app.
Illustration of colourful Debut Tonu debit cards representing different uses.
May 14, 2024

Debut is investing in technology to make your banking experience smarter, more convenient and more secure. If you're already a fan of our everyday Ora Card, you're going to love Tonu Cards! These digital debit cards live right inside your Debut app and offer a whole new level of flexibility.

What Are Tonu Cards?

Think of Tonu Cards as your personal debit card sidekicks. Each one is independent, with its own card number, expiry date and security code. You can even customise their security settings to fit your needs.

Why use Tonu Cards?

Boost your security: Generate a new Tonu Card for online or phone purchases. Add spending limits or even pause it when you're done. It's like having a secret weapon against dodgy vendors or surprise charges. Legend.

Organise like a pro: Create a Tonu Card to group similar kinds of spending (subscriptions, household, insurance, etc.). Track your spending effortlessly and even export your data! You’re the boss.

Free trial troubles? No worries: Avoid those pesky "free trial" charges by pausing your Tonu Card when the trial ends. You're in control, not the sneaky companies.

How would YOU use Tonu Cards? We’re curious!

Tell us how you're already using Tonu Cards or how you think they could make your life easier. Take our quick survey below!

Creating Your Tonu Card 🌈

  1. Go to the "Cards" section in the Debut app.
  2. Tap the green "+" button.
  3. Personalise your Tonu Card with a name and a snazzy colour.
Create a custom Tonu card by going to Cards in the Debut app.

Flex your security muscles 💪

Set spending limits: Keep your budget on track.

Set what payment types are allowed: Only allow specific types of transactions, e.g. online purchases.

Pause your card: Temporarily block all activity for extra peace of mind.

Using your Tonu Cards is easy as!

Use Tonu Cards for online shopping or contactless payments with Apple Pay or Google Pay. Need your card details? Just head to Cards > select your card > View details.

What's Next for Tonu Cards? You Tell Us!

We're always looking for ways to improve. How are you using Tonu Cards? What features would you love to see? Let us know!

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Please note, Debut is not a registered bank under the Banking (Prudential Supervision) Act. This is about our future intentions. Investments with us are not supervised currently by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Derrick Olivier is Head of Community and Growth at Debut
Debut is the best way to save, track, budget and understand your money.
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Please note, Debut is not a registered bank under the Banking (Prudential Supervision) Act. This is about our future intentions. Investments with us are not supervised currently by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.