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Account Number

A unique number of several (often eight or nine) digits used to identify the account at a bank or brokerage. Account numbers are meant to be complicated to eliminate the possibility that two persons will have the same number or that an identity thief will correctly guess a number.

account number

A unique code assigned to each investor's account at a brokerage firm.
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Customers say the callers knew their TalkTalk account numbers and personal details, which they used to attempt to gain access to the customer's computer and raid their bank account.
A survey on ANP - account number portability - which is on the Government's agenda and under consultation by the Competition and Markets Authority, shows more than half of people would be more likely to switch if they could take their current account number with them.
Existing technical infrastructure ie interconnection between those physically checking identity and report account numbers and central payment intermediary.
The key to using mobile devices for in-store payments is one time use account numbers," Modo CEO Bruce Parker explained.
The firm also claimed that service can be used by all Emirates NBD customers as long as the recipient's mobile number is registered on the bank's system and linked to an account number.
On the other hand, Shaikh Ayesha Al Khalifa explained that regarding families eligible under the new criteria and who had not previously been registered in the system and who number 6527, the Ministry of Finance is still waiting for bank replies in order to tally their bank account numbers with CPR numbers, and she expressed hope that they will receive their payment before the blessed Eid Al-Fitr.
With the implementation of IBAN, a bank account standard across Pakistan will bring more efficiency in payment processing by enabling the payments/clearing systems to electronically validate account numbers and to decide the route a payment should take without manual intervention.
It does not involve customers changing their account number but it means that they have some new identification numbers added to the front of existing account numbers.
As part of the transition to this system all bank account holders have been provided with a 23-digit bank account numbers starting with the country code AE.
He pointed out that investors would have to visit their banks and fill in the form available with the customer service staff to include account number and signature, so the bank can verify and stamp the forms and deliver them to QE's Central Registration Department (CRD).
Within the next three weeks, customers will be provided with new 23-digit account numbers.
The IBAN will further prevent delays and extra costs that often arise when customers use incorrect account numbers especially in money transfers.