Access and Money


Revamped Website - 1st January 2017

Access turns 45 this year - and today, the first day of that year, is proud to present our new mobile-friendly website. The vast majority of what was on here before is already here. The 'sightings' have yet to be transferred over. But there is much more to come aside from that. We have additional paper adverts (thanks Stew Mills) - and additional TV adverts - all now with subtitles!

If you're viewing on a large screen, you'll see a fairly standard menu above. If you're viewing on a tablet or mobile phone, you will most likely see a 'burger' menu instead, to the top right of the screen.

The Access Credit Card

So you remember it? That iconic piece of Britain that was the Access credit card? But what happened to it? You could be forgiven for sometimes thinking that it is still with us. People will drop the term Access into conversation, and you might even see the old Access signs outside shops. The last time the author actually saw Access on something nearing an official payment slip, was a cashback refund application for a Nikon digital camera, which, in 2006, still offered the choice of a refund back to the purchaser's Visa or Access card!

There's lots to tell...but one thing is very important...Access as a credit card brand is now the intellectual property of MasterCard International Incorporated. This is reflected towards the bottom of every page of this website.

This website is the product of the author's interest in the subject, and contains collected adverts (both paper and TV), along with much of the history of the brand. Although the author did not actually work directly for Access, he did work for the company which acquired the credit card processor that 'Access' had become. Access itself, was always a brand of much pride in Southend-on-Sea. It felt homegrown, and home loved, as practically all of its processing and fulfilment was performed out of several sites in the town.

Copyright 2024 - :: The Access credit card brand and various related imagery are trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Access credit card ~ Visa ~ MasterCard ~ Barclaycard

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