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Credit Cards: The Beginning
  • The use of credit cards originated in the United States during the 1920s, when individual firms, such as oil companies and hotel chains, began issuing them to customers.

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Who Invented Credit Cards?

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Credit cards were not always been made of plastic. Throughout history, there have been credit tokens made from metal coins, metal plates, and celluloid, metal, fiber, paper and...

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The inventor of the first bank-issued credit card was John Biggins of the Flatbush National Bank of Brooklyn in New York. 

In 1946, Biggins invented the "Charge-It" progr...

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  • In 1950, the Diners Club issued their credit card in the United States. The Diners Club credit card was invented by Diners Club founder Frank McNamara as a way to pay restaurant bills (1950). ...

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  • Credit cards were first promoted to traveling salesmen for use on the road. By the early 1960s, more companies offered credit cards by advertising them as a time-saving device rather than a fo...

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