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Credit Cards and Celebrities

February 27, 2007 | Updated on February 27, 2007
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The first bank credit card was issued in New York in 1961 and its credit card application was provided by the Diners Club Company to carry out payments at 27 dining halls in Manhattan. Since then, credit cards have been in wide use and credit card applications for most different credit card offers have been actively pushed.

Credit card companies resort to quite a number of tricks to attract more applicants, like no fees, low rates, lavish rewards, let alone the convenience of credit card use itself.

Thus, credit card applications are growing in numbers and the reason for this is not only the ever growing need in money but the intensive promotion of credit cards on the part of banks and credit card companies. The best credit card applications, attracting customers with credit cards’ no fees, lowest interest rates and rewards, are becoming even more enticing due to the individual style and the images of world’s celebrities on them.

Credit card companies have seen core of sense to issue credit cards with famous people depicted on them as it raises the number of online credit card applications filled out, especially among youngsters. The financial giants Visa and MasterCard are actively linking up with pop stars or movie stars or just characters to get fans and younger credit card users to apply. Thus, looking through Visa credit card applications from Chase Bank, you can find credit cards with sports or wildlife subjects.

Visa credit card applications with fictional characters, like SpiderMan, for example, are also a great promotion for credit and debit cards alike and the possibility of instant online credit card approval increases their popularity.

Interesting enough, but, while celebrities are an effective tool to encourage people to apply for credit cards, they themselves normally resort to credit cards when it comes to pay for things or services or even issue credit cards. They are provided with best credit card applications available and what’s more, they are guaranteed approval credit cards with best terms for them.

Today’s world famous celebrities prefer to make payments with Red credit card from American Express which is a charity credit card allowing to invest into the AIDS control funds. The fashion for charity through credit cards was initiated by Bono – the soloist from U-2 and is now actively maintained among other stars.

The most expensive and superb credit card in the world is considered to be the American Express Black Centurion issued to world’s celebrities and other selected persons earning more than $300.000 per year. Applying for this credit card, a consumer can realize the most sophisticated dreams of his. Services of any kind and things of any value are affordable for every Black Centurion holder.

So, favorites of the public certainly contribute to the credit card use but they are just ordinary people and just like most consumers often find themselves in debt or lose their credit cards, carelessly forgetting them in shops. A perfect example for this is Paris Hilton who has quite a bunch of credit cards but is so dissipated that she’s constantly forgetting her cards in stores on the counter. The more credit cards you have, the better, they say, but at the same time more of them fall into the wrong hands if you lose them. Look at another pop star to exercise a certain pattern of credit card management. Two years back Kevin Federline, Britney Spears’ husband at the time, took her credit card and ran around with it, overspending at night parties and cash flaunting.

It is no good example of credit card use and these word’s famous celebrities give the lead to millions of credit consumers.

So, you’ve decided to apply for credit card and improve your financial standing through it. You strive only for the best credit card offers, pleasing you not only with the terms and charges but also with the individual style and peculiarities in design.

World’s celebrities, issuing their own credit cards, using credit cards and having their images on the plastics are a perfect motive power for credit card applications but you should always preserve common sense and display a thoughtful and wise credit card management which is not always a rule among the famous and the rich.

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All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
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