Credit Card Numbers and their brands

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Posted by on Wednesday November 30, 2011 19:18:42:

Credit cards are physical electronic cards which are embossed and enables the owner to make payments online and at POS Terminals for immediate payment of goods in services. It is processed electronically in such a way that it allows the transaction to go through without the need for carrying cash which can be too cumbersome or inconvenient. A credit card normally carries a series of digits which make them unique. No 2 credit cards are the same but they can be classified according to brand, class or technology.

In terms of brands, we've got Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover and the rest. These credit cards carry numbers which come in different formats
Mastercard and Visa mostly have 16 digits while Amex(American Express) normally has about 11 digits. They also come with CVV Numbers which are mostly added for security purposes and is in the form of a 3 digit number. When using a POS, users just need to swipe their card on the machine ans it is charged but when shopping online, on a website, the payment details needed to be entered by the buyer has to included the credit card number and the cvv code together with the billing and shipping address of the registered user. If any of these details are missing or wrong, the issuing bank would not allow the transaction to go through.

Credit card numbers can be in the form:

American Express 378282246310005

American Express
371449635398431

American Express Corporate
378734493671000

Australian BankCard
5610591081018250

Diners Club
30569309025904

Diners Club
38520000023237

Discover
6011111111111117

Discover
6011000990139424

JCB
3530111333300000

JCB
3566002020360505

MasterCard
5555555555554444

Visa
4111111111111111

Credit cards have different formats and these ones above are just test cases. You will still need a valid credit card, cvv, expiry date and name on card to make acceptable payments on the internet.



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