Card Verification Code

The Card Verification Code, or CVC*, is an extra code printed on your debit or credit card. With most cards (Visa, MasterCard, bank cards etc.) it is the final three digits of the number printed on the signature strip on the reverse of your card. As the CVC is not embossed (like the card number), the CVC is not printed on any receipts, hence it is not likely to be known by anyone other than the actual card owner.