GE is known for manufacturing, but it is also the biggest player in the store cards arena. Now it is looking to exit that business, and tighter bank regulation is cited as one of the reasons. But potential changes in store for store cards could have a bigger impact on cardholders than GE’s corporate shuffle.
The small size and convenient shape of a credit card hasn’t gone unnoticed, with inventors and innovators working to shrink various devices down to pocket-sized perfection. Consider the following wallet-ready calculators, Best Buy gift cards with built-in audio speakers and PIN pads — all resembling plastic payment cards and all easily portable.