CONTENTS

1 Scope
2 Numbering system
2.1 Card numbering structure
2.2 Issuer identifier number assignment and registration procedure
2.3 Information content
3 Printed cards
4 Magnetic stripe cards
4.1 Encoding requirements
4.2 Expiration date
4.3 Service code
4.4 Discretionary data
5 Integrated Circuit (IC) cards
6 History
Annex A Service code assignments
Annex B Alphabetical list of abbreviations used in this Recommendation
Appendix I Implementation guidelines for the assignment of issuer identifier numbers