Custom Credit Cards: Personalise your card to make it your own

We know all about gold and platinum credit cards, but did you know you could get a credit card that’s zebra striped? Or covered in waffles? Here’s our favourite picks of the wacky and wonderful cards out there.

Pro tip: Many banks don’t let you choose the colour so if they have different coloured cards, it means they are different types of card with different credit limits and different monthly fees. Their standard card will usually be one colour, followed by a gold card and then a platinum (dark silver colour) card. Don’t get sucked in by the prettiest-looking card if you can’t actually afford to keep it!

Personalised credit card – Design My Card

ANZ credit or debit card

If you’re with ANZ in Australia, you can personalise any of your cards, from a low rate or first credit card to an everyday access debit card.

You can upload your own photo – of anything you want! Otherwise you can select from their library of photo options, including cute puppies and kittens, famous cities from around the world, extreme sports and more. You could even adorn your card with Australian icons such as indigenous art, the Sydney Opera House, the flag, or a koala. The online design program is quite advanced and you can scale or rotate the picture to reflect your individual tastes.

You can also design your own card in New Zealand, with all the same features.

ANZ Design My Card card-images from NZ

Image source: ANZ New Zealand

Colourful credit card designs – pick your favourite colour

Members Equity debit card

  • For ME’s buck Debit Mastercard you can choose between Avocado Green, Pineapple Yellow, Lobster Red or Shark Blue-Grey.

Image source: ME Bank

Image source: ME Bank

NAB cards

NAB Qantas Premium cards

Image source: NAB

ANZ Classic Rewards credit card

  • Comes in an electric black-and-blue or the soothing white-and-blue.

ANZ Rewrads

Image source: ANZ

Coles Mastercard credit card

  • They have three cards – the No Annual Fee card in a light silver with red geometric design; the Low Rate card in red-on-red; and the Rewards card in black with a fiery red-and-yellow design.

Coles MasterCard

Image source: Coles

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Even more colours…

Black (the new gold)

Silver (always stylish)

Red (exudes confidence)

Orange (snappy and modern)

International credit card designs

You can’t get these in Australia at the moment, but they’re worth mentioning anyway because they’re so wacky. Many of them won an ICMA Elan award for card design and technological innovation.

Themed cards for fanboys/girls

Pikachu credit card

Image source: VISA

Apart from credit cards, one of the most hilarious cards out there is Zhuhai’s public transport card, which features the Kung-Fu Rabbit. It won one of the Elan awards in 2012.

Kung Fu Rabbit card

Image source: Elan Awards

Striking credit card designs

One Visa card has an optical illusion that you can use to hypnotise people near you. It was made for the Russian bank Uralsib by Moscow-based graphic designer Alexander Khuhlin. You want to give me all your money…

Optical illusion credit card

Image source: Alexander Khuhlin, Flickr

The infamous Japanese Epos Chocolate Visa card (drool) is no longer available, but you can still get a range of Visa cards covered in sweets such as chocolate cake and waffles.

Epos Card - waffles with chocolate

Image source: EPOS Design Card

In 2014, CompoSecure’s Lions Bank Master Key credit card won the Elan Award for the best secure payment card. The top half of the card didn’t just have a striking lion image – it was shaped like a lion’s head.

Lion's Bank lion-shaped credit card

Image source: Lion’s Bank, MasterKey

Cards made of different materials

  • The American Express Centurion Card (a.k.a. the Black American Express) is made of pure titanium. This card could take a bullet for you.
  • The Visa Infinite Credit Card contained a small heart of real gold containing a 0.02 carat diamond.
  • ICICI Bank used to have a diamond-encrusted card at one point that had a row of tiny diamonds. You wouldn’t want to lose those cards!

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