none f asked in Business & FinanceCredit · 1 decade ago

when did credit cards first come out?

i was wondering when the the first credit card came out , the year specifically?

4 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It was 1950 and the card was Diners Club in New York City.

    Source(s): Finance Manager for over 9-years / Diner Club.
  • 1 decade ago

    I know my parents had department store credit cards back in the 50's. They were stamped metal then instead of plastic so they could stamp the number on carbon paper without wearing out, no magnetic stripe before the computer age.

    The first credit cards for specific merchants went farther back than that. Some history is at http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventions/a/c...

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    RE:

    when did credit cards first come out?

    i was wondering when the the first credit card came out , the year specifically?

  • DAS
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I would say it was around the 50's or so.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.