Anatomy of a credit card
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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Published: July 16, 2014