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When did the first credit cards appear, and where was the term "credit card" popularized?

  • Some of the early ones were charge plates and some were paper cards.
  • By the 1900s, oil companies and retail stores began using them.
  • The first cards were limited to a particular business.
  • A sci-fi novel first used the words "credit card."

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