Money Matters Team

History of credit cards

By Money Matters Team 02/09/2014

When did the world start using plastic instead of cash? Have a look at how credit and credit cards have developed over the years.

Did you know that the first hologram to be used on a credit card was introduced just 30 years ago?

Check out our credit card guides for more useful tips and hints and if you’ve ever wondered how a credit card is made, have a look at our credit card 101 infographic.

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