Where Can You Find a MasterCard Country Code List?


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MasterCard uses the standardized ISO 3166-1 list of country codes, according to the MasterCard Developer website. These are 3-digit alphabetic codes maintained by the International Standards Organization, and the code list is available at the World Integrated Trade Solution website, which is maintained by the World Bank.

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MasterCard transactions in which the cardholder's country code differs from the merchant's country code are processed through the Global Clearing Management System, according to MasterCard Merchant Services. The ISO country codes and other data standards are agreed upon by committees of financial institutions and developers and are used to facilitate timely and accurate data exchange, according to the World Bank.

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