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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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The FCA said account number portability could remove the need to change direct debits and standing order instructions, "which is a key area where perceived or actual problems with switching, such as missed mortgage payments, can arise".
IBAN for Qatar comprises some 29 digits and contain the following information: country code, security digits, bank identifier code followed by customer's current bank account number.
In the second phase, IBAN account numbers will be operationally used (capturing, recognition, processing, validation, transfer) both for domestic as well as for international financial transactions by June, 2013.
First adopted by the European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS), IBAN allows account numbers to be validated more simply, quickly, and reliably all over the world whilst keeping pace with the latest developments in the world's banking sector.
We fully support this initiative by the Payments Council to drive improvement in the quality of sort code and account number validation products on the market.
Once the account number and pin are acquired the victim will "test" the number and pin by attempting a purchase from an online vendor.
The teller asked for his name, account number and ID.
Contributions can be made by cash or cheque, made out to Coventry Rugby Club Trust, at any Coventry Building Society branch quoting account number 60786949.
Be sure to include the information from your conversation, the account number, and your billing address.
Most business systems provide only for the immediate updating of checking and similar master control records on the specific day or hour they need to occur, bypassing any advance tests of highly critical bank account number and other changes.
In January of 2004, Social Security Administration investigators discovered evidence that between 1989 and 2000, STEWART continued to have earnings posted to the Social Security Account number he had obtained in 1963 while at the same time he was collecting SSDI benefits under the Social Security Account number he had obtained in 1970.
For providing assistance, [the consumer] would receive 30%, but he needed to supply a personal bank account number and meet the offering party [in person] for a discussion about the funds.