Plastic Flashback – A visual history of the credit card.

We can hardly imagine life these days without credit cards, especially for online payment.  For even those who have enough cash and prefer to use debit cards, modern day life demands a credit card. I recently presented my debit card while checking into a hotel and the staff kindly informed me that amounts charged through debit cards as temporary deposit etc. cannot be reversed by them and hence I may want to present my credit card.

While many feel proud to flash more than a couple of credit cards today, we hardly stop to think how this phenomenon evolved.