South African banks are catching on to a trend that is not exactly turning card design on its head, but certainly on its side.

Capitec Bank is the latest financial institution - after Discovery and Absa - to introduce a "vertical card", preferring, from a branding and technology point of view, the portrait format to the traditional landscape style of debit and credit cards.

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