Credit Card Processing (Was: london.pm Digest, Vol 57, Issue 4)
Smylers at stripey.com
Fri Jul 9 22:00:03 BST 2010
Nicholas Clark writes:
> 1: IIRC start date isn't passed in clearing files by some merchant
> acquirers, so you can't rely on that.
When filling in credit card details on a web form I never bother
providing start date, and it always goes through fine.
> ** IIRC only the digits from the postcode are used. I'm guessing that
> the spec was made in the USA, where ZIPs are only digits.
My guess was this was so that merchants taking telephone orders can
punch them into a PDQ terminal which only has a numeric keypad. (But I
have no evidence for that.)
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