If you have a credit card, using it is probably just a normal part of your everyday life. But how much do you really know about that little strip of plastic in your wallet? Ever heard of a Luhn algorithm? Any idea why that hologram is there? Or the real need for the CSV number?

And that’s just your standard credit card. Other cards from around the world have even more unique features. We’re talking diamonds, geographical positioning, and even scented cards. What will they think of next?

This infographic by Virgin Money will keep you updated with today’s top tech and let you in on a few secrets about the kind of cards you just might be using in the future.

The Future of the Credit Card

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

Share On Social Media