Custom pictures come to credit cards

You can do a lot of things with your pictures these days – turn them into notecards, magnets, calendars, mugs, puzzles, stamps, T-shirts.

With all the gimmicks credit card companies use to try to get you to pick their plastic over others, I’ve often wondered why you can’t put a real picture on your card. Sure, a number of banks let you put your face on your credit card for security purposes. But until today, I haven’t seen one that lets you put a big picture on the card.

Bank of America Photo ExpressionsBank of America’s new Photo Expressions feature lets you do just that. You can put a 2×2 picture on your credit card. The first picture selection is free; if you want to change it later, you have to pay $4.95. If you’re already a Bank of America credit card customer, you can add the feature to your account online.

It took me less than three minutes to upload a picture and order the card. There’s also an option to mail in physical pictures.

It’s a great idea that’s been a long time coming.


About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. His personal blog is at and tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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One Response to Custom pictures come to credit cards

  1. Dean says:

    They don’t offer this on all their cards.. Only the basic cards not the premier ones…bummer

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