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What is a CVC, CSC or PCSC and where is it on my card?

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Last updated 05 February 2014

All Commonwealth Bank credit cards include a security feature known as a Card Verification Code (CVC), Card Security Code (CSC) or Printed Card Security Code (PCSC). These are security codes that are either encoded onto your card or printed on the card.

When you are making a purchase by mail order, online or over the phone you may be asked to quote the printed code in order to verify the card is in your possession.

For MasterCard® Card and Visa card this is a 3 digit number, located on the back of the card on the right side of the signature strip.

For American Express® Cards this is a 4 digit number, located on the front of the card on the right-hand side above the American Express logo.

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