While many other card issuers are moving towards more solid, durable, long-lasting cards like the metal American Express Platinum or Gold Card, Curve, N26, or Revolut, Bank Norwegian decided to cut some costs by moving to new cheaper plastic cards.
Compared to the old ones, the new cards’ design is plain red, skinny thin plastic, and the numbers are not embossed. The print quality is poor, and you can tell that it is cheap. If you get this card, make sure you write down the numbers because they will be erased in no time!
Another alternative, if you don’t want to destroy the card, but you use it often, is to make your Norwegian Visa work with Apple Pay using Curve.
The older design was much sturdier and solid, felt good in your hand, and IMHO, had design details that were much more elegant.
To my surprise, the card comes with many color-printed A4 papers about Norwegian Reward and what you can do with the points. I would have preferred to have the card sent with no paper (like many other banks do) since all this information can be found online, but to have better quality on the card itself.
Bank Norwegian Visa Card (Unboxing)
Here’s how the Bank Norwegian Visa card comes now