Founded in 1966, MasterCard is a financial company that specializes in credit and debit cards.

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How many numbers does master card have?


Travel & Places

What is the difference between MasterCard and Visa?

Difference between Visa and MasterCardThe two leading credit card companies in the world today are the competitors Visa and MasterCard. They both operate along very similar lines. While Visa can claim to have almost a billion cards issued, MasterCard has over twenty five thousand banks issuing its cards and it is difficult to find any difference in the number of locations worldwide that accept the cards, which is now estimated at over twenty million.

In fact, as far as most consumers are concerned, there is no real difference between the two. They are both very widely accepted in over one hundred and fifty countries and it is very rare to find a location that will accept one but not the other.

However, neither Visa nor MasterCard actually issue any credit cards themselves. They are both simply methods of payment. They rely on banks in various countries to issue credit cards that utilise these payment methods. Therefore, the interest rates, rewards, annual fees, and all other charges are issued by your bank and when you pay your bill you are paying it to the bank or institution that issued your card and not Visa or MasterCard.

How Visa and MasterCard make their money is by charging the retailer for using their payment method. So the truth of the matter is that a Visa issued by say the Bank of Scotland will have very little to do with a Visa issued by other banks and may in fact by more similar to the Bank of Scotland's MasterCard.

What this means for the vast majority of customers is that you do not have to overly concern yourself with whether a credit card is MasterCard or Visa. You would be better off concentrating on the interest and other charges on the card, the balance transfer possibilities or their reward scheme. You are very unlikely to ever be effected by the fact that it is one and not the other.

If you prefer, if you are going to have two credit cards, you may decide that you want one of them to be Visa and the other MasterCard, this means that if something drastic were to happen to one company, or if you were in the unlikely position of finding a location that accepts one but not the other, then you would have the option of paying with either.

At the end of the day however, much more depends on the bank that gave you the card, than on the type of card it is.

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They are two different companies. Other than that, they are essentially equivalent, charging interest on card balances and trying to get you to use their card rather than the other one. It's sort of like the difference between Coke and Pepsi.


Which numbers are the CVV2 for a masterCard?

On the back of the card, the last 3 digits on the signature bar

Performing Arts

Who is Penelope Fortier and where is she from?

She is an actress/singer. You can see her in the new commercials for Mastercard in which she sings "Favorite Things" from The Sound Of Music.


Does Chase Mastercard have a cashback program?

Yes, Chase offers a 1% cash back reward on their Mastercard credit card. In addition, they offer a 10% cash back when purchasing from select retailers online.


What is AMEX rival?

Visa or Mastercard


Where can you use a Sears MasterCard?

You may use it anywhere MasterCard is accepted.


Who is the actress in the mastercard commercial singing your Favorite Things?

Penelope Fortier

penelope fortier Penelope Fortier; She also did the Verizon Commercial of the lady who did not want to go to Paris but the Verizon man gives her an international blackberry so she would go. Penelope Fortier


How do you tell a visa from a master-card by the card number?

Visa cards start with digital "4" and have a total of 16 digits

Mustard's also contain a total of 16 digits but start with digital "51","52

New Zealand

Is MasterCard accepted in New Zealand?

Yes it is indeed, though some of the very small Craft shops may only accept cash


How many digits does a MasterCard have?

There are 16 digits on a Mastercard...not including the expiry date, of course.


What is the ticker symbol for Mastercard?

The ticker symbol for Mastercard Corporation is MA and it is traded on the New York Stock Exchange


What does MasterCard mean?

If there is a master card logo on your card it simply means you can carry out a transaction anywhere with the same sign, may it be in your country or somewhere abroad, you can use it almost anywhere that's y its called a master card , hope it helped :)


Why does the mimimum payment on my Master Card account go up each month even though the balance goes down?

You should check the terms of your card. These may be enclosed with your bill each month and this should explain in detail how the minimum payment is calculated. Alternatively, you can call the 1-800 number on the back of the card and have the customer service people explain it to you in detail. It is very important to be aware of the terms and conditions of the credit cards you hold; these are legal agreements just like a loan or a contract.


What is the song in the Master Card commercial with the school boys dancing?

The song is called zgotta have the Funk by Parliment. They used this song on the Honda Odyssey commercial & my 3 year old always danced to it & now he just sings the song. I was so upset when I saw the commercial b/c my son could have so been in that commercial. Either way it's still a cute commercial. I just wish I knew about the casting call for it. Using the info above, I found the song on an album called "BEST OF PARLIAMENT : GIVE UP THE FUNK" which was originally released in 1995. The track for the commercial is called: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)". The tune's too catchy too ignore and the commerical is our family's favorite!


What is the mailing address for Chase Mastercard?

The address is 270 Park Ave. Floor 12 New York, NY 10017-2014. You can visit their website at, or call them at (212) 270-6000.

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What do the 16 digits on a visa card mean?

Mostly, they are just an account number. Some of the digits, however, are "check digits." That is, they come from some mathematical formula being appled to some of the other digits. That makes it near impossible to simply make up a string of 16 digits that are a valid credit card number. Of course, the location of the check digits and the formula which generates them are carefully guarded secrets.


In which country MasterCard is available?

  • ** Afghanistan
    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • American Samoa
    • Andorra
    • Angola
    • Anguilla
    • Antarctica
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Aruba
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahamas, The
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Barbados
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Belize
    • Benin
    • Bermuda
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Brunei
    • Bulgaria
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burma
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Cape Verde
    • Cayman Islands
    • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • ** Macau
    • Macedonia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Malta
    • Man, Isle of
    • Marshall Islands
    • Martinique
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mayotte
    • Mexico
    • Micronesia, Federated States of
    • Midway Islands
    • Moldova
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Montserrat
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Nauru
    • Navassa Island
    • Netherlands
    • Netherlands Antilles
    • New Caledonia
    • New Zealand
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Niue
    • Norfolk Island
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Norway
    • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States - English
  • United States - Spanish
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wake Island
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Holy See (Vatican City)
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Howland Island
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg

What amount will Mastercard or Visa credit card sue you over in Texas?

There are no "set amounts" a creditor uses to determine if a lawsuit should be filed. The largest factor is whether or not a judgment is collectible. Does the debtor have a job where wages could be garnished? Bank accounts that can be levied? Is there real estate, cars, luxury items that are not exempt and could be liquidated to pay the debt.


Who is the actress in the Mastercard Golf Commercial with the song Obsession in the background?

Alyson Richards


Can you obtain a credit card without the VISA or Mastercard company checking your credit?

Yes, as long as you secure the card 100% (i.e. $1,000 to get $1,000 credit card). A good resource is your local credit union ...


What makes Discover Card better than Visa or Mastercard?

Discover Card offers many of the same perks as its competitors, but with an additional cash back bonus for qualifying purchases, as well as sweepstakes to win cash just by using your card!


My husband has travel insurance through a gold mastercard credit card. He was killed in a bicycle accident while traveling in vermont. He lived in Massachusetts. Is he covered?

Check with the bank that issued the gold credit card and ask that they provide you with the policy details for any coverage that was associated with your husbands card. I would doubt if any coverage applys however you should verify from the actual policies or ask your insurance agent or attorney to help you read them.


What is the name of the rock song in the last MasterCard commercial?

Into the wild, by lp.


How do you tell a visa from a master card by the card number?

Visa always starts with a 4, mastercard with a 5. The first 4 numbers identify the bank.


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