Carte Bleue is a debit card system that operates in France. Unlike other debit cards, transactions on the Carte Bleue systems are processed without any confirmation from the card holder’s bank regarding the balance. This way, they uniquely operate as a debit-credit card hybrid.
The Carte Bleue framework is operated by Six of France’s biggest banks including Societe Generale, BNP and CCF. This makes the system soundly robust and reliable. The credit-debit card hybrid unique feature also adds to its functionality. The fees are also very affordable.
As a debit card, Carte Bleue charges all payments to the user’s linked bank account.