Access Credit Card Paper Adverts: 1978 - mid 1980s


This page contains many adverts that have been collected from various sources. Some have been purchased as paper ephemera items, whilst many have been copied from digital scans of magazines. In particular, the scans listed below as TV Times adverts have been obtained cheekydog1 on ebay. His DVDs are well worth a look for any similar research.


Probably the most iconic of all of the Access advertising campaigns began - Money and Access arrived in 1978, along with the slogan "Your Flexible Friend". Compared to contemporary adverts, the font used on these adverts is extremely modern.

I'm Access. He's Money. Here's a new way of looking at us. (Advert from 1978 - unknown source)

A few card tricks everyone should know. (Advert date unknown - Sunday Telegraph magazine)

Get access to thousands of places. (Advert date unknown - Sunday Telegraph magazine)

Access gives you access to all sorts of things. (Advert date unknown - Sunday Telegraph magazine)


Many thanks to Ed Sutton who supplied me with these papers, showing the paper and TV ad campaigns planned for the autumn of 1981.

Access Advertising Campaign - Autumn 1981 - cover sheet

Access TV ad times - 7th and 8th September 1981

Access Newspaper and Magazine ad schedule - September to November 1981

Access Hotel - TV ad storyboard

Access - Is Your Money Overworked?

Access Is Streets Ahead

Access - Give Money A Helping Hand

Access - Money's Always Running Out

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