Anatomy of a credit card

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The long string of numbers, the magnetic stripe, the signature strip, the bank logo -- each plays a role in making credit transactions work.

Get to know the anatomy of your credit card: Click the circles in the image below to reveal what the standard parts of a card contain. Flip the card over using the arrow.

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This article appears in: Personal Finance , Credit and Debt

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