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DailyFinance: Pop Quiz—Do You Know the Weird History of These Companies' Names?

7. Which Major Credit Card Network Was Originally Known as Interbank Card Association?

Answer: A, MasterCard

MasterCard was originally founded as the Interbank Card Association in 1966, and in 1969 bought the rights to use the "Master Charge" name. The card and network were renamed MasterCard in 1979.

Visa, meanwhile, was originally launched by Bank of America in 1958 under the name BankAmericard. It didn't become Visa until 1976.

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