- A plastic card, usually with a magnetic strip or an embedded microchip, connected to a credit account and used to buy goods or services.
2013 June 1, “End of the peer show”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 71:
- Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. […] Banks and credit-card firms are kept out of the picture. Talk to enough people in the field and someone is bound to mention the “democratisation of finance”.
card connected to a credit account used to buy goods or services