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[quote="luisdaa"]I want to create a Wikipedia article about the Carte Blanche Card. [color="red"]There's not too much information about it on the internet. [/color]Whatever information you can give me would be really appreciated.
This is what I know so far about this card:
It originated as a Hilton Hotels Credit Card. Hilton later renamed it Carte Blanche. Citi bought it in the late 1960's. By the mid-1990's it was staring to be phased out. It was revived in the early 2000's, but this time it was called "Diners Club Carte Blanche". As of today Bank of Montreal still issues it only to corporate accounts.
You're right -- there's not a lot of info on the internet. There is, however, a current Wikipedia article on Carte Blanche that is pretty much the best source you're going to find.
I had a Carte Blanche card back in the 70s. It and an AMEX Green card were my introduction to the world of credit, which was much different than it is today. Applications were paper, you mailed it in, and hoped and waited. It took a while before I got the card, there was none of the "congratulations, you are approved" stuff, they just sent you a card, with the terms and conditions. Life was much simpler then....
Retired, and in the process of retiring cards!
EQ = 846 EX=828 TU = 836 as of 02/2016