Payment Glossary

MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition)

Magnetic Ink Character Recognition refers to the recognition of the numbers that are typically found at the bottom of checks. Once recognized, the numbers can automatically be processed by a payment processor.

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    A field on the magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) line of a check or share draft. This is an optional field that can be found to the...

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    A development finance institution (DFI) is an alternative type of financial institution that provides credit via loans, equity and more.

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