DEFINITION of 'Warm Card'

A type of ATM card that allows the bearer restricted access to a business account. Most frequently, the card allows for making deposits to the account but not withdrawals.

BREAKING DOWN 'Warm Card'

The use of warm cards provides business owners with greater banking security. Employees who must make bank deposits can be given warm cards that allow them only the access needed to complete their duties. Employees are prevented from making withdrawals, limiting their ability to steal funds from the company.

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