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    • Lith
    • By Lith 9th Mar 12, 1:00 PM
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    Lith
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    isn't mine but came across it on this forum.
    HSBC (Main A/C)
    Halifax Back up A/C
    Lloyds (Spending) A/C
    RBS Back up A/C
    Barclays Old A/C
    Nationwide Old A/C
  • Jew
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    • 9th Mar 12, 1:06 PM
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    • 9th Mar 12, 1:06 PM
    Doesn't look too shabby (but not great either)
    • benjus
    • By benjus 9th Mar 12, 1:16 PM
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    I have one and I think it looks horrible, to be perfectly honest. Like they decided not to bother with silly things like graphic designers. It also seems a bit less robust than my other cards, as it's looking a bit worn after 18 months (maybe because they print them in branch). I still like having it though.
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
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  • Jew
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    • 9th Mar 12, 1:21 PM
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    • 9th Mar 12, 1:21 PM
    I have one and I think it looks horrible, to be perfectly honest. Like they decided not to bother with silly things like graphic designers. It also seems a bit less robust than my other cards, as it's looking a bit worn after 18 months (maybe because they print them in branch). I still like having it though.
    Originally posted by benjus
    NatWest's cards are also terrible, so, you know not much of a change for me
  • Crixus00
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    • 9th Mar 12, 3:13 PM
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    • 9th Mar 12, 3:13 PM
    That is one tacky looking card. Reminds me of the old toy cards you got with the play tills from argos etc.
  • talana
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    • 9th Mar 12, 3:13 PM
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    • 9th Mar 12, 3:13 PM
    Anyone have photos of their Metro Bank debit card?
    FFS, surely there are more important issues to consider with banks than what the damn debit card looks like??!!
    Really, who the hell cares......
  • Crixus00
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    • 9th Mar 12, 3:16 PM
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    FFS, surely there are more important issues to consider with banks than what the damn debit card looks like??!!
    Really, who the hell cares......
    Originally posted by talana

    To be fair, a good looking debit card is a must for any wallet

    I don't have a 200 wallet for a cheap looking piece of rubbish in there! Call me vain or whatever, i will agree haha
  • Jew
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    • 9th Mar 12, 3:16 PM
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    • 9th Mar 12, 3:16 PM
    FFS, surely there are more important issues to consider with banks than what the damn debit card looks like??!!
    Really, who the hell cares......
    Originally posted by talana
    If you're busy considering important issues - why comment on this 'unimportant' issue?

    Impressions matter, and if you take out a bank card that looks like crap - you'll also look like crap in front of your clients, investors, employees, employer, etc.

    But more importantly, I believe in good design.
  • Crixus00
    If you're busy considering important issues - why comment on this 'unimportant' issue?

    Impressions matter, and if you take out a bank card that looks like crap - you'll also look like crap in front of your clients, investors, employees, employer, etc.

    But more importantly, I believe in good design.
    Originally posted by Jew

    Jew knows the score with cards, first impressions matter
    • pvt
    • By pvt 11th Mar 12, 7:10 PM
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    pvt
    first impressions matter
    Originally posted by Crixus00
    Never been in a situation were my credit card or debit card was declined by a retailer because of how it looked

    And what if you're transacting by telephone - do you guys normally find the retailer/airline/hotel will take your word for how snazzy your card looks, or have you been asked to fax them a copy so their aesthetic standards department can vet it propoerly?

    Only thing on any of my cards that's ever resulted in it being declined is the words "American Express".........
    Optimists see a glass half full
    Pessimists see a glass half empty
    Engineers just see a glass twice the size it needed to be
  • MoneySaverLog
    Shocking so there is a market for these black premier cards then to show off. Gosh my nice green lloyds tsb debit card works just as well and it's free!!!!

    The marketing experts must have hit a real niche here to get money out of people.
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 11th Mar 12, 7:24 PM
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    Stompa
    Impressions matter, and if you take out a bank card that looks like crap - you'll also look like crap in front of your clients, investors, employees, employer, etc.
    Originally posted by Jew
    You are joking, aren't you?
    Stompa
    • Lith
    • By Lith 11th Mar 12, 7:39 PM
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    Lith
    You are joking, aren't you?
    Originally posted by Stompa
    lol



    Impressions matter, and if you take out a bank card that looks like crap - you'll also look like crap in front of your clients, investors, employees, employer, etc.

    But more importantly, I believe in good design.
    Originally posted by Jew
    oh man this is GOLD, who do you think you are? a millionaire or someone with flash ? maybe you need to contact your bank and request a diamond edge cut debit card with glass corners and gold numbers embossed on it.

    (you believe in good design... fair enough but don't be a fuss pot) a cards a card at the end of the day.

    ok? post a pic for us when you get it.
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    • olly300
    • By olly300 11th Mar 12, 8:01 PM
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    The advantage of the colours of the Metro bank card means it's easier for me to find it in my purse.

    All my other cards are silver or a very similar shade of blue.
    I'm not cynical I'm realistic

    (If a link I give opens pop ups I won't know I don't use windows)
    • billbennett
    • By billbennett 11th Mar 12, 11:43 PM
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    To throw my 2p into the ring, IMO you can judge people based on the card they pull out of their wallet:

    Halifax Electron - my credit is awful, the staff in cash converters know me by name
    Lloyds TSB Premier (Black) - i'm gullible and got screwed over in an "account review"
    Metro Bank - i'm up for trying new things but don't ask much
    First Direct - i want the world on a stick but think of myself as down to earth
    Natwest - i banked with them, my dad banked with them, his dad banked with them...
    anything coloured gold - i'm a douchebag
    Gold Debenhams storecard - i'm a (probably female) douchebag who has nothing better to do than spend my husband's paychecks on gaudy junk (except when i'm buying more gaudy junk on bid tv) and i like having my ego massaged by being called a "valued customer" every 3 seconds
    Cater Allen debit card - i'm too posh to bank with Santander, but, oh wait. crap.
    any prepaid card - bread/cashplus etc - even Halifax won't give me an Electron card
    American Express charge card - i'm a stupid masochist. i like paying 100+ a year for a card, but don't know why i do it.
    Vanquis - i did something stupid before but i'm trying to make up for it now.
    Argos store card - i'm doing something stupid now, which i'll be paying for later - probably with my kidneys.
    Barclaycard with "Founder Member" under the name - i used to be with Egg/Marbles/MSDW and life was peachy, now BC have taken over the account and while i smile on the outside, the fact has filled me with rage on the inside. If you refer to me as a "barclaycard customer" i will rip your arms off.
    One Account debit card - i own a lava lamp. and stripey slippers. and i point at people, walk away from them, and shout "let's do lunch!" over my shoulder.
    ThinkBanking card - every day i'm deluding myself into thinking i have a real bank account, and i hit myself over the head with a brick to try and erase the part of my memory that says i'm actually stumping up 14.50 a month for something the majority of the population is getting for free. i probably did something really bad in a previous life.
    Coutts card - i own 9 houses. and a boat. with a house in it. and i'm still really tight.
    Amex Blue Sky - i'm superficial. i applied for it because it's seethrough, and can't bear to let it go.
    Capital One card with the photo of the "cute pig" or "cute puppy" - i'm a jeremy kyle reject. i'm probably in my mid-40s, wearing a pink velour tracksuit.
    any card with a custom picture of one's kids - my kids are better than your kids. look at them. LOOK AT THEM!!! i also clean my kitchen worktops 7 times a day, and subscribe to good housekeeping. not because i read it, just because i want you to see it on the coffee table.

    In "Monopoly", what makes the "Super Tax" so super?
    • heloid
    • By heloid 11th Mar 12, 11:46 PM
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    heloid
    MetroBank credit card is silver and looks similar to the HSBC debit card. It's not bad, shame the debit card isn't similar.
  • piglet39

    Halifax Electron - my credit is awful, the staff in cash converters know me by name
    Lloyds TSB Premier (Black) - i'm gullible and got screwed over in an "account review"
    Metro Bank - i'm up for trying new things but don't ask much
    First Direct - i want the world on a stick but think of myself as down to earth
    Natwest - i banked with them, my dad banked with them, his dad banked with them...
    anything coloured gold - i'm a douchebag
    Gold Debenhams storecard - i'm a (probably female) douchebag who has nothing better to do than spend my husband's paychecks on gaudy junk (except when i'm buying more gaudy junk on bid tv) and i like having my ego massaged by being called a "valued customer" every 3 seconds
    Cater Allen debit card - i'm too posh to bank with Santander, but, oh wait. crap.
    any prepaid card - bread/cashplus etc - even Halifax won't give me an Electron card
    American Express charge card - i'm a stupid masochist. i like paying 100+ a year for a card, but don't know why i do it.
    Vanquis - i did something stupid before but i'm trying to make up for it now.
    Argos store card - i'm doing something stupid now, which i'll be paying for later - probably with my kidneys.
    Barclaycard with "Founder Member" under the name - i used to be with Egg/Marbles/MSDW and life was peachy, now BC have taken over the account and while i smile on the outside, the fact has filled me with rage on the inside. If you refer to me as a "barclaycard customer" i will rip your arms off.
    One Account debit card - i own a lava lamp. and stripey slippers. and i point at people, walk away from them, and shout "let's do lunch!" over my shoulder.
    ThinkBanking card - every day i'm deluding myself into thinking i have a real bank account, and i hit myself over the head with a brick to try and erase the part of my memory that says i'm actually stumping up 14.50 a month for something the majority of the population is getting for free. i probably did something really bad in a previous life.
    Coutts card - i own 9 houses. and a boat. with a house in it. and i'm still really tight.
    Amex Blue Sky - i'm superficial. i applied for it because it's seethrough, and can't bear to let it go.
    Capital One card with the photo of the "cute pig" or "cute puppy" - i'm a jeremy kyle reject. i'm probably in my mid-40s, wearing a pink velour tracksuit.
    any card with a custom picture of one's kids - my kids are better than your kids. look at them. LOOK AT THEM!!! i also clean my kitchen worktops 7 times a day, and subscribe to good housekeeping. not because i read it, just because i want you to see it on the coffee table.

    Originally posted by billbennett


    Made my Monday start with a smile. I defy anyone not to agree a teensy bit!
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    • benjus
    • By benjus 12th Mar 12, 9:55 AM
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    benjus
    I don't think I'm a card snob and I'm quite happy with all my other cards, none of which I pay a fee for. But the Metro Bank card just looks amateur.
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
    On a rotating plate, with spikes like Flash Gordon
    And you're Peter Duncan; I gave you fair warning
    • billbennett
    • By billbennett 12th Mar 12, 1:08 PM
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    billbennett


    isn't mine but came across it on this forum.
    Originally posted by Lith
    Does anyone think the name hidden looks a bit like Mr A Conman?
    In "Monopoly", what makes the "Super Tax" so super?
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