What is the card holder on a credit card?
“What is a credit card holder?”; you may ask. Or, you may think, a credit card holder is just a holder that can hold credit cards; what’s the fuss about it? It turns out it is this no-fuss that makes a credit card holder popular these days.
Unlike a wallet with many compartments, a credit card holder is a small pouch or a case that can only hold several cards. You might also be able to slide a couple of coins or a few bills in it.
Credit holders themselves are usually not much bigger than a card. They can be made of either plastic, leather, or synthetic fabrics. Some are even made of metals like aluminum. Most will have slick modern designs. Some can attach to the back of your cell phone for convenience. When used alone, they all can be slid into a pocket easily.
Top Rated Credit Card Holders of December 2023
Rating is 5 out of 5
FurArt Credit Card Wallet, Zipper Card Cases Holder for Men Women, RFID Blocking, Key Chain, Compact Size
- [Special Design] Multi-color optional and wear-proof classic looking
- [Plenty of Space] 15x / 16x card slots only measuring 4.3" x 3.0" x 0.9", including 13 credit card slots, 2 cash slots
- [Protect Information Leakage] Prevents your vital information/cards from unnoticed scan with 2 outer layers RFID blocking materials
- [Extra Key Chain & Portable] Extra corns with key chain for your keys or lanyard. Portable use for shopping, traveling, etc
Rating is 4.9 out of 5
RFID Credit Card Holder Stainless Steel Credit Card Wallet Business Card Holder for Women Men
- RFID DESIGN: RFID blocking signals, protect your credit card protector from unauthorized scanning.
- EASY TO CARRY: Mini size(3.74" x 2.59" x 0.3"), easy to carry and put the metal credit card case in back or front pocket.
- MATERIAL: This credit card organizer is made of stainless steel, more stronger and durable than plastic or aluminum item.
- CAPACITY: 6 slots, designed to hold gift card, business card, ATM card, bank card, cash and more.
Rating is 4.8 out of 5
Travelambo Womens Walllet RFID Blocking Bifold Multi Card Case Wallet with Zipper Pocket Crosshatch (Purple Deep)
- </p>THE INEXPENSIVE WALLET: High quality PU vegan leather + dust-proof cover + simple polybag packing + superb craftmanship = an inexpensive and high quality womens wallet.</p>
- </p>ELEGANT DESIGN: Our checkered womens bifold wallet features 16 card slots and 2 zippered pockets for cash, coins. This functional wallet with a snap to buckle up is perfect to organizer all your personal essentials. Useful every-day carry for you to put all your cards, IDs, receipts, cell phone, tickets and other small items securely.</p>
Rating is 4.7 out of 5
MaxGear Business Card Organizer Business Card Holder Book, Portable Business Card Binder File Sleeve Storage, Business Card Holders, Name Card Holder for Men & Women, Capacity: 240 Cards, Black
- Large Capacity: This business card book can hold up to 240 business cards or 120 credit cards (depending on the card thickness). Maximum card size suitable: 3.6" x 2.2". Applicable for note cards, business and personal cards, ID and credit cards, etc.
- Portable & Convenient: Dimensions: 7.3" x 4.5" x 0.7". The slim profile and light-weighted design make this business card holder easy to carry. Keep your business cards nice, neat and at hand all the time.
- Easy to Check Through & Locate Cards: High-quality PVC sleeves are scratch proof to provide optimum clarity for easy viewing. Totally 40 Pages. Each page contains 3 individual slots that allow you to place cards back to back since pages are double-sided visible.
- Durable Materials: Our business card organizer is made of water-resistant and wear-resistant PU, reinforced with sealed edges and durable PVC business card sleeves. 18-Months After-Sales Service, 100% Money Back Guarantee.
Rating is 4.6 out of 5
MaxGear Business Card Organizer Business Card Holder Book, Credit Card Holder Binder File Sleeve Storage, Business Card Holders Name Card Holder Men & Women, 5 Index Tabs, Capacity: 180 Cards
- 5 Color Index Tabs: Business card organizer with five color tabs helps you sort out and retrieve cards you need within a moment. High-quality PVC sleeves are scratch proof to provide optimum clarity for easy viewing. Totally 30 Pages. Each page contains 3 individual slots that allow you to place cards back to back since pages are double-sided visible.
- Loose-leaf & Elastic Band: Any page can be removed from the four-ring binder and rearranged according to the distinct category (Please notice four rings are solid discs). Business card book with elastic band can stay flat & smooth all the time and protect cards from missing.
- Portable & Convenient: Dimensions: 7.8" x 5.6" x 1.2". The slim profile and light-weighted design make this business card holder easy to carry. Keep your business cards nice, neat and at hand all the time.
- Large Capacity: This business card book can hold up to 180 business cards or 90 credit cards (depending on the card thickness). Maximum card size suitable: 3.6" x 2.1". Applicable for note cards, business and personal cards, ID and credit cards, etc.
Rating is 4.5 out of 5
Minimalist Carbon Fiber Slim Wallet | RFID Blocking Front Pocket Wallet | Carbon Fiber Money Clip | Credit Card Holder for Men (Black)
- 💳 Blocking Technology: This money clip or business card holder can protect your private information and credit cards, ID card, passport, driver license from thieves' scanning devices, ensure your private property safety. US GOVT. FIPS 201 APPROVED.
- 💳 Money Clip & Elastic Webbing: Made of 304 stainless steel and carbon fiber, it can be used to hold cash and bills handy. Humanized and easy-to-use design, flexible elastic webbing on three sides greatly improved the card holding capacity, your card will not slip out easily. The card portion has a convenient cut out where with a simple thumb maneuver your cards are exposed for you to choose the one needed.
- 💳 Slim & Ultra Light: Significantly thinner than traditional wallets, this RFID wallet can easily holds maximum 12 cards. You can use it to hold your ID card, credit cards, debit cards, passport, driver license, club membership and so on. Ultra light and thick body makes it comfortable for daily life or travel.
Rating is 4.4 out of 5
RFID Front Pocket Slim Wallets- Genuine Leather Handmade Minimalist Credit Card Holder By Clifton Heritage (Small, 01 Black Carbon)
- MINIMALIST, SLIM & DISCREET – Our minimalist wallet has a slim and compact design but has plenty of room. It just measures 4.4 x 3.7 x 0.4 inches and can still hold 5 Credit Cards, 1 ID Card, 1 Document / Currency Compartment for you. Slides easily in your back and front pocket. Our wallets for men are designed to have convenience, elegance and plenty of room at the same time. It is well suited for daily use as it is sturdy and light travel.
- 100% GENUINE LEATHER & DURABLE – To provide the best experience we use Superior 100% Genuine Cowhide Leather masterfully sewed with durable and polyester fabric ensuring long lasting durability. You can test our mens wallet for 100% Genuine Leather across any lab.
- RFID BLOCKING – Rest assured as our leather wallets are equipped with advance RFID Blocking technology which protects your valuable information stored on RFID chips from unauthorised scans while you are on the go (specifically 13.56 MHz RFID / NFC standard). All our RFID Wallets are tested and approved to keep you and your data safe.
Rating is 4.3 out of 5
Travelambo Front Pocket Minimalist Leather Slim Wallet RFID Blocking Medium Size(03 CH Black)
- </p>SUPER MINIMALIST & SLIM: only 0.12" thick, sizing 3.3" X 4.1" X 0.12" extremely convenient to be carried around in your front or back pocket. 100% GENUINE LEATHER: soft and durable.</p>
- </p>RFID BLOCKING TESTED & APPROVED BY INDEPENDENT LAB TESTS. Our wallets have been tested for 13.56 MHz Frequency in which our credit cards, debit cards, driver license and ID cards operate. PLEASE BE NOTED THAT the signal of some ID badge, access cards and hotel room cards which operates in 142 KHz, can not be blocked by this wallet.</p>
- </p>ENHANCES PERSONAL SECURITY: We leverage top RFID technology to block RFID signals used to electronically scan your wallet as someone passes by unnoticed. This keeps your vital information in driver license, debit cards and credit cards from being stolen.</p>
Rating is 4.2 out of 5
RFID Credit Card Holder for Women or Men, Leather Business Card Holder, Slim Credit Cards Organizer and Card Case, Minimalist Credit Card Wallet with 26 Card Slots (Black)
- 【Excellent quality】 The credit card holder is made of PU leather and high-definition PVC card holder. Easy to read and manage credit cards and business cards. The edge of the credit card holder is reinforced by an oil seal, which is strong and durable. You can use this cardholder for a long time to protect your card and bills from damage or loss.
- 【RFID blocking lining】 RFID blocking lining can protect your RFID card from illegal scanning and protect your private information from scanning theft. Therefore, you can rest assured that you can use our credit card organizer to bring important credit cards, ID cards and driver's licenses in and out of various places without worrying about your personal information leaking.
- 【Lightweight and easy to use】 Our credit card organizer is light, slim and easy to carry. You can hold it in your hand or put it in your coat pocket, messenger bag or handbag. Very suitable for carrying credit cards, business cards, certificates，bills and other important items for shopping, business, travel, trade, weekend excursions, daily use, etc.
- 【Enough space】 A business card organizer is the best choice to keep your cards organized and prevent loss and damage. It has 26 standard card slots. You can carry and save frequently used and important credit cards, business cards, ID cards, shopping cards, discount cards, membership cards, bills, cash, and other small items.
Rating is 4.1 out of 5
Easyoulife Womens Credit Card Holder Wallet Zip Leather Card Case RFID Blocking (Purple)
- Material: Genuine Cowhide Leather and PVC card slots.
- Size: 5.11"*4.5"*0.98" (13*11.5*2.5 CM)
- Large Capacity: The card holder has 40 cards slots and 2 ID Windows. It is enough room for your ID card, credit cards, gift cards and dicounted cards. Small size is perfect to fit in your pockets or handbags.
- RFID Blocking: RFID Blocking designed lining keeps your vital information Secure. Be safe and protected from Electronic Pick pocketing.
Rating is 4 out of 5
iN. Slim credit card holder wallet, Gift card display case, Minimalist light thin card storage case rfid blocking for men & women, with 28 slots in black
- 【Function】Keep all your cards like credit cards, gift cards, the cards used for work and rewards/less used cards safe in one place with 28 slots. Save your time on search cards you just need.Cards are easy to spot & retrieve since a good portion of the top of each card is viewable.
- 【Slim design】Easy to fit in all of purses, even tiny one. Take up very little space cause it is designed as slim and thin wallet. Appear being very light and flat with all the cards in it. Minimalist wallet for both men and women.7.9 x 0.4 x 5.3 inches. Hold 28 cards inside, receipt & cash within outside pocket
- 【Safety Card Wallet 】 Advanced unique proprietary blocking material, which blocks RFID signals and protects the valuable private information stored on RFID chips from unauthorized scans.
- 【Good Quality & Durable Fabric】Not leather but premium nylon fabric with no smell, sturdy and dedicated sewing thread as well as perfectly uniform stitching make the wallet durable enough for using years.Not super fashionable but SUPER functional。ar being very light and flat with all the cards in it. Minimalist wallet for both men and women.7.9 x 0.4 x 5.3 inches. Hold 28 cards inside, receipt & cash within outside pocket
Rating is 3.9 out of 5
Leather Refillable Journal Cover with A5 Writing Notebook Lined Pages - Multi Organizer with Credit Card Holder, Pockets - Full Grain Leather Notebook Cover for Men - Fits A5 Size Notebooks
- HIGH QUALITY, HANDCRAFTED – Beautifully crafted with premium full grain leather, our leather notebook cover looks, smells, and feels absolutely incredible. The durable leather is designed with the highest quality and standards that are made to withstand the tests of time.
- MULTIFUNCTIONAL NOTEBOOK COVER – This leather wrap around journal is designed with utility in mind. It includes a place to keep your credit cards, store your current notebook or planner, your pen, and is safely secured by a leather wrap around strap. Our leather cover even includes a notebook to get your adventures started.
- TIMELESS, REUSABLE – Refill with new content over and over again. Allows our cover to grow and change with you. The durable leather will keep it solid for years to come, and you can try out many different types of notebooks depending on your needs; from planners, to calendars, to sketchbooks, truly whatever you want.
- A5 NOTEBOOK COMPATIBILITY – Our leather journal holder fits most A5 notebooks on the market, such as Panda Planner, Moleskine, Leuchtturm1917, Rhodia, Composition notebooks and many others. A5 notebooks measure about 5.83” X 8.27”
Rating is 3.8 out of 5
Bullcaptain Large Capacity Genuine Leather Bifold Wallet/Credit Card Holder for Men with 15 Card Slots QB-027 (Blue)
- 💗💗GENUINE LEATHER - Made Of cowhide Leather with nice and smooth texture, really soft & comfortable to touch.
- 💗💗SIZE - 4.72" x 3.74" x 0.98" (folded, empty). Weight: 0.03lb. 0.98" thickness empty, 1.18" thick with 16 cards & 25 pieces of cash inserted. (Please allow 0.3"-0.9" in size error due to manual measurement.) !!!Please pay attention that this wallet is not a slim / Minimalist style, if you are looking for something slim / thin, this one might not be the right one for you. The wallet is large capacity, but not bulky at all. It fits in your back/front pocket.
- 💗💗LARGE CAPACITY AND MULTI FUNCTION - Designed divided ID Window allows quick access to driver’s license, a convenient feature for those who travel. Equipped with 15 card slots, 2 currency pockets, and 1 ID window, meets all your daily needs! Please noticed that the order does not include the wallet box on video.
Rating is 3.7 out of 5
iPhone 7 Plus Wallet Case, iPhone 8 Plus,Premium PU Leather Handbag Case with Hand Strap, with Credit Card Holders Cover,Wallet Case for Girls Women Men, Retro Vintage Cover Case - Black
- Designed for: Apple iPhone 7 Plus / iPhone 8 Plus - 5.5" (not compatible with iPhone 7/8 version 4.7")
- iPhone Case with Card Slots: Interior card slots are designed for you to carry your business cards / bank cards . Wallet pocket provides to carry some notes or bucks while on the go.
- Screen Protective Case:Provides complete all-around protection for your phone, including the display. The phone is well secured in a close-fitting shell to ensure that it does not fall out in a case.
- Precision cut-outs: Full access to all ports, access to all controls and functions without removing the case
- Easy to install
Rating is 3.6 out of 5
TRAVANDO Mens Slim Wallet with Money Clip AUSTIN RFID Blocking Bifold Credit Card Holder for Men with Gift Box (Black)
- 𝗙𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 & 𝗦𝗟𝗜𝗠 – Travando’s Wallet offers 11 card pockets. The slim wallet is ideal for carrying business cards, credit and debit cards, bills etc.. The outside notch allows you to push out the cards easily
- 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗬-𝗧𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗬 - Tested by an independent German quality control institute. Our wallets block the 13.56 MHz band and protect against data theft by RFID scanners
- 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗬 𝗖𝗟𝗜𝗣 - The metal money clip allows you to clip several bills inside your wallet
- 𝗥𝗘𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗗 & 𝗦𝗧𝗬𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗛 - Designed in Germany to best combine elegance, quality and convenience
- 𝗦𝗟𝗜𝗠 𝗗𝗢𝗪𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗣𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧 – We kept the dimensions of our slim wallet to 4.5" x 3.1" x 0.6". It will fit in your pocket perfectly without bulging out
When would you use a card holder?
Do you seldom use cash and only use one or two credit cards? If yes, it may be a good idea to use a card holder. It is especially true if you have many cards but only use a couple frequently. Put that one or two cards in your card holder and you will never need to go through the pile of cards in your purse at the check out again.
If you need to show a particular ID several times a day, a credit card holder can also be a handy tool for you. Instead of reaching deep into a purse for that one ID, you can simply pull out the holder.
What type of cloth do you like to wear? If you prefer to go about your business in sportswear or other tight clothes without pockets, choose a credit card holder over a wallet. Stick the holder easily on the back of your cell phone or use the armband-style ones, then you no longer need to worry about how to carry money around.
Oh, don’t forget a card holder is not only for cards. You can drop a couple of quarters or several dollar bills in it so they don't jingle or crumble in your pockets anymore. It also means no more carrying a giant purse or grabbing a bunch of loose changes in your hands when visiting a vending machine.
Anytime you need to use a card or a bit of cash but a wallet is not called for, it’s time to consider using a credit card holder.
Is a creditcard holder better than a wallet?
If you truly need to carry many cards and a wad of cash around, a wallet is sure the way to go. Besides, a credit card holder is more a thing for its function while a wallet can be used purely for its style. If you have that fancy suit or dress to match, a designer purse is much more suitable than a slim cardholder. On the other hand, carrying a fat wallet and let it bulge in the pocket may not be the fashion statement you want to make. A discrete credit card holder can make you both look better and feel more comfortable. You can also find more information about credit card holder on this forum.
A credit card holder can help you be more organized because it is much smaller. If you never need to carry much, using a wallet can feel like too much wasted real estate. And you know what -- useless things always find their way into those vacant compartments and squat there - you’ve seen those notes, receipts, and appointment cards from half a year ago.
Even if you tend to carry a lot, do you really need to? Less space in the credit card holder means you need to decide what is truly important to bring along. If living a minimalist lifestyle is what you are striving for, ditching the wallet for a credit card holder is a good move.
In the end, you may decide the question is not which one is better but which one suits your needs better. There are times you need a wallet with many compartments to fit all the cards, IDs, and cash that you use occasionally. And other times you need that slick holder with the most used cards to carry around. You need both so why not go ahead to have both.