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Credit cards around the world

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Credit cards have spread around the globe, but the differences in how they’re offered illustrate differences between cultures.

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Our Credit Cards Around The World series examines how people use credit cards and debit cards throughout the many nations of the world. We look at everything from credit card circulation, debt, identity theft and cybercrime to some of the quirky issues and practices that make a country unique.

Click on any of the dots on the map to begin your journey.

 

 

 

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