Glossary

Address Verification System

A system maintained by Card Networks, the Address Verification System (AVS) is used to verify the address of a person claiming to own a Payment Card

How does Address Verification System work?

The Address Verification System compares the billing address of the Payment Card provided by the Customer with the address on the file at the Card Network. The Address Verification System is especially useful in instances where Customer and Merchant do not complete Transactions in person, but execute them online.

 

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