It is possible to have more than one debit card per person. Few debit card users have more than one debit card, or at least more than one that they use in day to day life, but there are advantages of having a variety of debit cards.
Although people would often have a variety of credit cards they tend to only have one debit card. This is because traditionally debit cards have been tied to transaction accounts as banks and other financial institutions saw debit cards as a replacement for cheque books and a way of reducing the number of time that people went to a an ATM.
However debit cards do not tend to cost the bank or the customer each time they are used. This has meant that debit cards have been offered with many other accounts such as mortgage accounts, loan accounts, securities trading accounts and savings accounts. A debit card user can usually find that they can ask for another debit card on one of their other accounts.
Getting another debit card can be very useful for a number of reasons. For a small business owner (even if the business is part time) a separate business debit card can be a very useful way of keeping track of business expenses. This can mean that it is possible to track how well the business is doing as well as looking for how the company is doing.
Another use for a separate debit card is to look for the money that is spent on work related expenses. Many jobs have an expenses system where the employee incurs work expenses and then get paid back the expenses by their employer. This can mean that keeping track of expenses becomes quite hard. Using a separate debit card can mean that the expenses can be tracked more effectively.
The other way in which a separate debit card works is when reclaiming expenses. Although most jobs want to have receipts, they will often accept a bank statement with a separate debit card. The statement will identify how much is spent and with whom. This will mean that the debit card user should have a separate statement firstly as a way to hide their personal expenses from their employer and secondly to make sure that their employer is less likely to query expenses claimed in this way.