Track 1 vs. Track 2 Data

By | March 11, 2016

There are two types of full track data located within the magnetic stripe – Track 1 and Track 2.

Track 1 contains all fields of Track 2 plus the cardholder’s name and additional fields for proprietary use of the card issuer. It is the longer track, up to 79 characters, where Track 2 is shorter, up to 40 characters and mainly used for the older dial-up transmissions.

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