Virgin Money, Sir Richard Branson’s bank, is apparently planning to issue a series of Sex Pistols-themed credit cards, an announcement that has left shocked punk fans thinking, “Holy shit, Richard Branson is rich enough to own his own bank?” As for the whole Sex Pistols thing: what do you really expect from a band that was formed in a manner not dissimilar to your average boy-band group—and with similar aspirations of mainstream success? Johnny Rotten did a butter commercial like seven years ago. If there was a line of Fugazi or Crass credit cards, now that would be something to get upset about.
Anyway, about the cards—two of which will feature the cover art for Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, and one of which is “Anarchy in the U.K.”-themed and is pictured above—the Virgin Banks website says, “[The Sex Pistols] challenged convention and the established ways of thinking–just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up U.K. banking.” Speaking of shaking things up, if you use the card, prepare to see anarchy on your credit report—The “representative APR” on the card is 18.9 percent, but, as the site notes, that rate is variable and could go higher. No future for you!