You can get a custom metal credit card by sending your plastic to a company that will convert it to metal. There are many third-party vendors that offer this kind of service, such as Lion Card and Metal-CreditCard.com.
Here’s how to get a custom metal credit card:
Find a trustworthy third-party vendor.… read full answer Both Metal-CreditCard.com and Lion Card have been in business for more than 5 years and have mostly positive reviews. In addition, they both have an A+ rating according to the Better Business Bureau.
Choose your design. You can change your plastic credit or debit card to metal with a custom design in a sleek metal or 24K gold finish. The types of metals that can be used for these cards include chrome, silver, stainless steel and a host of alloys. There are basic custom designs as well, such as flags and logos. You can also work with one of the companies’ card designers to create your own fully customized metal card.
Send your card. Once you have submitted your order, you can send them your card via mail. Make sure your card is locked or frozen before you send it.
Create a new card. Companies that make custom metal credit cards will transfer your card’s EMV chip and magnetic stripe data. However, your new card will not have the Tap and Pay Function anymore, as the metal will block the frequency emitted from the EMV chip.
Receive your metal card. It usually takes around 2-7 days to receive your new card. It will take longer for international orders.
There are also many issuers that offer metal credit cards nowadays. However, most metal cards have high annual fees and require good-to-excellent credit. So, make sure you get a credit card that has worthwhile perks and fits your individual needs and budget.
There are various ways to customize credit cards; some credit card issuers offer personalized credit cards, such as Wells Fargo, which allows customers to upload their own photos and designs for some cards. Plus, Discover lets customers choose their card design from a number of pre-set options. Bank of America has 4 affinity Bank of America Cash Rewards cards, and each has its own design; or you can choose the Major League Baseball affinity card and pick your favorite team’s logo. Chase offers Star Wars and Disney-themed designs for their 2 co-branded Disney credit cards. And Barclays offers choices of different NFL teams on its co-branded NFL credit cards.… read full answer
If your card issuer doesn’t offer any design choices for your credit card, consider making your own credit card “skin” through an outside service. Tenstickers and CUCU are 2 services that let you browse lots of pre-made designs or customize your own. Some card skins are removable, and some are built to stay on indefinitely.
Those looking for a different material for their credit card have options, too. You can turn your plastic card into a metal credit card, EMV chip and all, from companies like metal-creditcard.com. Or go a step further and convert your plastic into 24-karat gold, stainless steel, or carbon fiber with a company such as Lion Credit Card. In either case, you’ll have to be willing to send them your credit card in the mail.
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