Can a credit card be issued to me without my approval?

Answer If a person has the right information, he can apply for a credit card in your name. This is credit card forgery. Credit card applications typically ask for sensitive information, such as a Social S... Read More »

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Is your credit hurt if you don't get a credit card approval?

Being denied for any type of credit, including a credit card, does not affect your credit score. However, your score may drop by a few points for each time your credit report is pulled by a lender.... Read More »

What was the name of the first credit card issued?

The first credit card issued was Diner's Club. It was first issued in 1950 and was made of cardboard. Earlier in the 20th century, oil companies and department stores issued proprietary charge card... Read More »

Who issued the very first credit card?

The first bank card, called "Charg-It" was introduced in 1946 by Brooklyn, New York, banker John Biggins and allowed his bank's customers to charge purchases at local businesses. The first real mer... Read More »

When was the first credit card ever issued?

The first general use credit card was issued by Diners Club in 1951. Both Diners Club and American Express had issued charge cards the year before. With charge cards, you have to pay in full every ... Read More »