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All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name

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“Put it on my Master Charge, good sir!”

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LOL, we are so glad this name got changed, because the original was pretentious AF. In 1966, a group of California banks banded together to create Master Charge: The Interbank Card. They were hoping to compete with Bank of America, which issued the popular Bank Americard. Master Charge: The Interbank Card was, shockingly, a long and stupid name for a credit card. So in 1979, the group decided to change the name, and MasterCard was born. Now it’s accepted everywhere that takes major credit cards, so it worked.

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