Money Matters Team

Credit Card 101

By Money Matters Team 02/07/2014

Did you know that more than half of the UK has a credit card? Discover a variety of facts about credit cards, their history, and how they are made.

Find out how credit cards have developed over the past century, from their introduction in 1920 to the emergence of contactless payments in 2007.

With credit cards now an everyday item for many people, the range of features and options has grown. To help make sense of it all, we’ve produced a range of credit card guides explaining key features on how they work and how to use them safely and securely.

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