UK - Gender-Neutral Credit Cards

Arno Froese

A global bank has rolled out ten new gender-neutral titles for customers who don’t want to use traditional gender identifiers on their credit cards.

Familiar monikers like Mr, Mrs and Miss have now been joined by a host of terms including Ind, Sai, Myr and even Mre, which is short for “mystery.”

HSBC, a UK-based bank which has branches in 70 countries, including the USA, made the change after pressure from campaigners. The new terms will be used on all banking correspondence as well as being printed on credit and debit cards.

They also changed internal regulations to make it easier for existing customers to swap gender in the bank’s internal systems.

A spokesman for the bank said the variants would help trans customers “feel confident” in an organization which has been taught to “better understand them.”

Metro Bank, an institution based mainly in London, scored a publicity coup last November by adding a “nonbinary” gender option and introducing the title “Mx.”

In 2014, the Royal Bank of Scotland stopped asking customers for their mother’s maiden name as a security answer—in case they had two fathers. They also introduced “Mx” for customers.

-heatst.com, 31 March 2017

Arno's commentary

The distinct difference between man and woman is slowly being eradicated. This is not something that happened overnight, but is an evolutionary progress. In the United States it is the Social Security number. Even the newborn receives that number; the name becomes secondary. Particularly when it comes to computers, numbers are decisive, rendering pronunciation or misspelling irrelevant. It’s not surprising that Antichrist is identified with a number. “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (Revelation 13:18).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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