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BoA changing the look of their cards?

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BoA changing the look of their cards?

Is BoA falling in line with other issuers like Cap1 and moving the numbers to the back? Their cards look entirely different on the site now. Any insight &/or does anyone have a newer looking card?

 

https://www.bankofamerica.com/credit-cards/#filter

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Re: BoA changing the look of their cards?

If they are, they’re holding out on me. I just got a new card today to replace an expiring card and the numbers are still on the front.

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Re: BoA changing the look of their cards?


cmm89 wrote:

Is BoA falling in line with other issuers like Cap1 and moving the numbers to the back? Their cards look entirely different on the site now. Any insight &/or does anyone have a newer looking card?

 

https://www.bankofamerica.com/credit-cards/#filter


Oh boy, I certainly hope not but that does look like it. I hate cards with the info on the back; it goes against what I've always known and I think it is tacky to copy other banks. Chase did it first but now Citi and other banks are doing it. Looks like BofA is the next to copy it. I guess they feel if they can't beat them, to join them......


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Re: BoA changing the look of their cards?

I'm not so sure. I think they're going to keep their cards the same and just updated the look on the website. Similar to what chase does. Their pictures don't show any numbers or info on the front so you'd assume it's on the back. Well it their info is actually still on the front. At least for their Freedom and Freedom Unlimited.
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ALK11 wrote:
I'm not so sure. I think they're going to keep their cards the same and just updated the look on the website. Similar to what chase does. Their pictures don't show any numbers or info on the front so you'd assume it's on the back. Well it their info is actually still on the front. At least for their Freedom and Freedom Unlimited.

Very possible. The change on the site is pretty recent, though. Even the Student cards at the bottom of the All Cards section have the numbers on the front.

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Re: BoA changing the look of their cards?

I noticed that and wondered as well. ALK makes a great point about Chase. I wish all of the issuers visually depicted the cards on the website as they actually are. I also wish more issuers would reveal the back of the card on their websites.
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cmm89 wrote:

ALK11 wrote:
I'm not so sure. I think they're going to keep their cards the same and just updated the look on the website. Similar to what chase does. Their pictures don't show any numbers or info on the front so you'd assume it's on the back. Well it their info is actually still on the front. At least for their Freedom and Freedom Unlimited.

Very possible. The change on the site is pretty recent, though. Even the Student cards at the bottom of the All Cards section have the numbers on the front.


Agreed. They updated the placement of the cardholder's name and removed the numbers; yet the cobranded cards (i.e. Susan G Komen card) still reflect the embossing.....I remember reading about EMV 6 years ago now and the experts stated that this sort of thing could happen...with EMV there is no reason anymore to emboss cards. It gives the cards a new look and it probably saves the banks some $$....they just look so fake like they came out of a Monopoly game or at the bottom of a cereal box. 

 

I know I am the minority in this, but I prefer my cards embossed. 


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Re: BoA changing the look of their cards?

I believe they did update the design of those core BofA cards, not only are the numbers missing from the front, but the Visa logo seems to be metallic now, like the Chase ones. They are probably not sending the new designs out yet though..Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 9.44.16 PM.png

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