Credit Card Holder: to protect your card in the right way.

madathil mhanian By madathil mhanian, 2nd Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Having a valid credit card with you is good. But to ensure that they are protected in the right way is more important.

Credit Card Holder: to protect your card in the right way.

Imagine on a weekend, that too late in the night, you are receiving a call about an important meeting scheduled first thing for Monday or God forbid you need to visit an out of town relative who is hospitalized. You rush to the airport, order your ticket but alas, the swiping machine is not accepting your credit card. You are one among many who are at troubled waters like this due to a damaged credit card that was not kept in the right way- in a credit card holder.
The magnetic strip-the black line on the backside of the credit card-contains some vital information that enables the swiping machine to identify you-the owner-from millions of similar credit cards. Any damage to this portion will result rejection of your card by those swiping machines. Though you keep them safe in your wallet or in your vest, which you think is the safe way to keep them, the friction with other items like coins and other cards will damage the card. Similarly when you drive your car or travel in other mode of transport there is a possibility of your card due to bending if you opt to put them in the wallet kept in the rear pocket of your pants. Let us see how you will be benefited by a credit card holder.
Rigid Shape: the credit card holder is with a firm shape that will protect your card from any damage; from friction and bending. Your card will be safe inside the card holder.
Space: nowadays executives, who need to travel a lot on their job, required to carry more than one card for personal as well as official expenditure. A wallet cannot hold them safely, that too with more than one in number. Today credit card holder comes with various folders within them so that enough number of cards can be carried safely. You have to just buy one of them with folders equaling the number of cards you need to carry.
Vanity: There are holders available in the market that reflects style as well as convenience of usage. With a flick of a button conveniently placed on the side, the holder will open with a smooth motion with folders expanding themselves to you select the right card for payment.
Safety: Your credit card is safe in that latest sensation in the market-credit card holder with a locking mechanism. Only you will be able to retrieve the card from those holders by operating certain buttons in them.
Then there are credit card holders with ejecting mechanism. Yes, with the flick of the right lever only one card will come out as per your need. For those who need to use them as status symbols, branded ones are available that are made out of genuine leather with protective lining inside that will take good care of your cards.
Of course, credit card holders are an additional expense for you and it occupies some additional space in your pocket or the attache case you carry along with you. But considering the safety they provide for the card from bending and friction, it is wise in investing on the right one for you. So on your next shopping trip swipe in your card to buy a credit card holder.


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from Coimbatore, worked as a Zonal Sales Manager for a Pharma company. At present earns as a Freelance Trainer for Pharma companies.

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author avatar ajit12
13th Oct 2014 (#)

very nice information about credit card..thanks for sharing.

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author avatar madathil mhanian
13th Oct 2014 (#)

i appreciate your time to read my article. keep writing reading and commenting. madathil mhanian

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