We seem to need many cards, nowadays. In a few years time, something more convenient will take their place, and they will appear ridiculously out-of-date, but in the meantime they fill up our wallets or purses.
I previously mentioned my Government Gateway card.
I was sent that card when I applied for a new driving licence because the old one was paper and had almost fallen apart. So, then I was sent a new driving licence.
Then, I needed a new European Health Insurance card, because the old one was more than 5 years old.
Information about why we need EHIC cards is available.
And then I applied for a prepaid Caxton FX card. I used it as a debit card the other day, to make sure it was working OK, and the charge was £1.50 which I wasn’t expecting.
And I have an NHS Donor Card, and a Nectar card, and so on, and so on.