Credit card

Credit Card / Gold & Platinum

1958

Almost nobody goes anywhere today without some form of debit or credit card, but not so long ago all we had was physical currency. However in 1958 the Bank of America launched its BankAmericard credit card in Fresno, CA. Despite the credit card system being abused by fraudsters in its first year, the BankAmericard was eventually a success and, in 1976, changed its name to Visa. Today, Visa cards are one of the most widely used payment cards on the planet.