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08 Aug 2019Video: Visualizing the Evolution of Consumer Credit


The origin of credit dates all the way back to ancient civilizations.

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29 Aug 2017The History of Consumer Credit in One Giant Infographic


Consumer credit may seem like a fairly new invention – but it’s actually been around for more than 5,000 years!

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12 Apr 2016Video: The History of Credit Cards


Today, credit cards are one of the most important sources of big bank profits. However, a look at the history of credit cards shows that things weren’t always that way.

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18 Jul 1981History: Credit Women International


A photo of Mary T. Floyd, an active member of credit reporting for decades, Floyd was elected in 1981 as the…

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25 Jan 1981CDIA’s 75th Anniversary


The Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) changed its name in 2002.  For decades, CDIA was known as Associated Credit Bureaus (ACB). …

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24 May 1964Credit Reporting History: Houston Retail Credit Association


From the Houston Post, May 24, 1964, a photo of Joanne Bordovsky looking up a consumer’s credit report and the office…

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10 May 1962Credit Reporting History: Credit Bureau of Spokane


Photos from 1962 at the Credit Bureau of Spokane, where employees are looking up credit files on a Diebold Super Elevator…

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01 Jan 1960Credit Bureau History: Credit Checks Become Automated


An undated photo, likely from the 1960s, is captioned “credit checks from anywhere in the world.”  The photo noted as Sam…

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24 Jun 1955Credit Bureau History: Credit Bureau of Spokane


A photo from the Credit Bureau of Spokane from 1955.

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24 Oct 1945Credit Bureau History: Credit Bureau of Spokane


The Warrick family has been a valued family in the annals of American credit reporting.  When this photo was taken in…

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