New credit card with curves

11 September 2003
RBS Advanta's new credit card is a card with a difference - it has curves.

The mc2, billed as the first card with a curve on its lower right hand corner and the only change to credit card shape in 37 years, has now launched in the UK and Europe.

The new card is made of purple and green transparent plastic and has been released in association with MasterCard.

The mc2 offers holders a 0 per cent interest rate on balance transfers and purchases until June 2004. Its standard rate of interest is 12.9 per cent.

Spokeswoman Fiona Gaze-Fitzgibbon, said: "The mc2 card is the first of its kind to be launched in Europe."

Tim Lewis, director, credit cards, RBS Advanta, said the mc2 was part of the worldwide evolution of credit cards, adding, "The new mc2 card is an exciting innovation in a fast moving market."

The card is already available in Brazil and Mexico.