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2012 Edition

national industry 522210

Credit Card Issuing


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing credit by issuing credit cards. Credit card issuance provides the funds required to purchase goods and services in return for payment of the full balance or payments on an installment basis. Credit card banks are included in this industry.

The immediate parent of national industry 522210 is international industry 52221: Credit Card Issuing

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in issuing cards that contain a stored prepaid value are classified with the industry providing the service represented by the cards, such as transit fare cards, in Subsector 482, Rail Transportation, and long-distance telephone cards in Subsector 517, Telecommunications.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 522210
2007 522210
2012 522210
2017 522210
2022 522210

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

Mappings are not available for this combination of NAICS code and edition.

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 522210, Credit Card Issuing:

  1. credit card issuing
  2. credit intermediation and related activity
  3. finance and insurance
  4. nondepository credit intermediation


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