Are you addicted to cheques?
Issue 313 | 1 May 2022
Back in the late 1980’s Barclays disrupted retail payments in the UK with the launch of the Barclays Connect card.
Now referred to as a Debit Card it is easy to forget what a transformation the Connect card made in the way we pay for things.
Here’s a great vintage ad from Barclays encouraging 20th Century consumers to break their addiction to writing a cheque at the till in Tesco’s to pay for the weekly groceries.
My (small) claim to fame in this payments niche is that I was responsible for the launch of the Barclays Business Debit Card (the successor to the Connect card) - the first business debit card launched in the UK!
Source: YouTube IainLucey1972two
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