To many industry executives, placing customer photographs on credit cards was a good idea that never really caught fire.

But a handful of large banks still do it, and they have recently been joined by PNC Bank Corp. The Pittsburgh-based bank began issuing photo credit cards in 19 New Jersey branches in January, and said applications have tripled in those branches since then.

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