Personalised debit card guidelines

Find out if we’ll accept your image

Image guidelines

You own the image or have the permission of the image owner to use it

If your image includes another person, you have their consent to use it

Your image doesn’t contain any of the following

  • Filters
  • Money or currency
  • Famous or public figures
  • Weapons or firearms
  • Alcohol or smoking
  • Branded events

Your image must not contain any of the following

  • Trademarks or company names, such as images marked with signs
  • Images or text protected by copyright, such as images marked with © or other watermarks or notations
  • Slogans, taglines, branding, marketing or promotional products, services or images of companies
  • Images, names or nicknames of celebrities, musicians, sportspeople, entertainers, public figures, actors, cartoon characters, royal family members or other famous people
  • Contact information such as telephone numbers, URLs, Facebook and Twitter usernames, account numbers, addresses or email addresses
  • Political statements or images relating to ethnicity or religion
  • Images of flags, except for the Union Jack/UK flag, St George’s Cross/English flag, St Andrew’s Cross/Scottish flag, the Red Dragon/Welsh flag and St Patrick’s Saltire/Northern Ireland flag. If any of these are used, they can only be images of the original national flags and must not be edited, cropped, or have any additional artwork or writing on them
  • Images, signs, symbols or text relating to money, currency, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gangs, hatred, graffiti, betting, gambling or financial products and services
  • Sexual images or content
  • Nudity
  • Offensive material such as images, signs, symbols or text relating to violence, death, injury, racism, cruelty, profanity, obscenity, weapons, firearms, ammunition or terrorism
  • Anti-social or obscene behaviour or socially unacceptable groups
  • Content where drinking, being drunk, smoking or gambling is the focus
  • No swear words or offensive language
  • Any image that might reflect poorly or might engender hostility toward company brands, including Mastercard, Visa and Barclays
  • Any reference to the Olympic Games, World Cup or any other international branded event
  • Reference to any bank, building society or monetary institution
  • Weapons, unless in a ceremonial context