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In recent years, more credit card issuers have started offering metal cards. They range widely in their annual fees, additional benefits, and weights.
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Banks have started offering more metal credit cards in recent years, and the annual fees are much lower.
Some people like the feel of a metal credit card and the reactions they get when making purchases. Metal credit cards are usually heavier than regular plastic cards. You may want one for the practicality: members of our team have used a Chase Sapphire Preferred to scrape ice off a car window in the winter, and to open a door after getting locked out.
Here’s a list of our favorites that you can actually apply for directly, followed by a full alphabetical list of 24 metal cards.
Unlike the plastic credit cards that find a home inside your wallet, you probably can’t grab a pair of scissors and simply cut up your metal card. Whether you’ve decided it no longer makes financial sense to keep open or have become the victim of a credit card scam and need a replacement, you’ll likely have to take a different approach.
The safest way to destroy metal credit cards is to contact your card issuer directly and inquire about any disposal procedures it may have. Issuers like Amex and Chase will send you a prepaid envelope to return your metal credit card so they can destroy it for you. You may have even received a return envelope when you first got your card.
If you’re a DIY-kinda person and want to try destroying a metal card on your own, take note that you’ll have to be quite thorough — information is stored in the chip, the magnetic strip, and as text on the card itself. You could mangle the metal, but that won’t necessarily be enough. Do you know how to demagnetize a mag strip? Can you make sure no personal information can be retrieved? It might be harder than you think, so consider sending the card to the issuer.
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