Credit card sales vouchers are brought in to the Access processing centre at a rate of half a million a day, and all processed manually. (clip)

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Reference number: 1906

Date: 1978

Director: d. Anthony Squire

Sponsor: Access

Production company: Wadlow Grosvenor Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.39 mins

Description: An illustration of the various uses of credit cards, showing the banks and shopping chains where it could be used. This film uses dramatised scenes to explore attitudes to credit.

Credits: p. controller Ron Appleton
cameraman Norman Jones
location sd. Bruce White
unit manager Barry Read
ed. Colin Cherrill
graphics Trevor Bond
m. Johnny Pearson
p. Jean Wadlow

Shotlist: No credits. General views of lady buying a case with her Access card, titles superimposed; stills of chains and shops where Access is accepted; general shots illustrating the various uses of credit cards, eating out, paying for a holiday over the phone, etc. (1.54) ints. lady completes her purchase; c/u credit slip is filled out (3.40); Retailer handing in transactions to bank. (3.54) Various interior and exterior shots of banks. The Access operations centre; sorting and checking of slips; computer input section (5.59); Dramatised scene where woman gives her husband his new briefcase (8.07) employee at Thomas Cook travel agent phones for authorisation from the Access Operations centre (10.19); General views abroad (10.45) man taking cash advance on his card, at a bank; transaction is carried out manually (11.49) ints. man taking enquiries; Computer room at the Operations Centre, showing banks of computers, and records being made on tape and magnetic disc v/o: "the size of an LP record"; (13.29); Dramatised scene with lady and her friend at home. (15.34) friend goes to the bank for an application form; her application is process; c/u new Access cards are made; She buys a dress in a store. (17.32) Dramatised scene back home with her husband (18.11); End credits (18.39)