I know that part of your credit score is the "average age of lines of credit". However, I'm not sure how the credit agencies determine what a particular "line of credit" is.
To be specific, my bank is currently switching all credit cards it offers from MasterCard to Visa. This, for whatever reason, involves creating an entirely new account with the bank and transferring all balances/payments from the old credit card account to the new one. My understanding is that Visa/MasterCard are not the issuers of credit (that would be my bank), but are instead vendors of infrastructure, so this shouldn't affect my credit score in any way. What makes me uncertain is the fact that it's an entirely new "account", according to my bank's home page.
Will this be reflected in my credit score as starting a new line of credit (and terminating the old one)?