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On November 8, 2004, Master Card and Diners Club formed an alliance.
Diners Club cards issued in Canada and the United States start with 54 or 55 and are treated as Master Cards worldwide.
It also differs from Universal Payment Identification Code, another identifier for a bank account in the United States.
The leading six digits of the card number is the "issuer identification number (IIN)", sometimes referred to as the "bank identification number (BIN)".
Visa's VPay brand can specify PAN lengths from 13 to 19 digits and so card numbers of more than 16 digits are now being seen. In 2011, UK domestic Maestro (formerly Switch) was aligned with the standard international Maestro proposition with the retention of a few residual country specific rules.
EMV Certification requires acceptance of a 19-digit Visa card (ADVT 6.1.1 Test Case 2) and Discover Card (E2E Test Plan v1.3, Test Case 06).
2013) account ranges dedicated to 13 digit PANs and several (439 as of 11 Dec.
2013) account ranges where the issuer can mix 13 and 16 digit card numbers.
ABA is the Registration Authority for this standard and is responsible for allocating IINs to issuers.
In the United States, IINs are also used in NCPDP pharmacy claims to identify processors, and are printed on all pharmacy insurance cards.
IINs are the primary routing mechanism for real-time claims.
A payment card number, primary account number (PAN), or simply a card number, is the card identifier found on payment cards, such as credit cards and debit cards, as well as stored-value cards, gift cards and other similar cards.
In some situations the card number is referred to as a bank card number.
The main initiatives of NSPK are to create the national payment system infrastructure and to issue a national payment card Mir.