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.

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About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is CEO of redesign | mobile. Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. His personal blog is at http://blog.agrawals.org 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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