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Why do credit card forms ask for Visa, MasterCard, etc.?

You can tell if it's a Visa or MasterCard based on the number it starts with, i.e. 4 for Visa, 5 for MasterCard. Why do most billing forms request the type of card? It's not a barrier for bots (to my ...
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Showing "this is secure" on credit card entry screen

Should I show some sort of "this site is secure" puffery (e.g. lock image, or some brief "this site is secure" boilerplate) on my credit card payment screen? If so, what should it look like? If not, ...
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Splitting credit card number fields into four different inputs

I have previously been using 4 fields for the credit card number, splitting up each set of 4 numbers to make it easier to enter. I am now thinking about having one field, which inserts spaces after ...
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Name on card, or Card number first?

We have a fairly simple credit card form on a public website for users to add a new card, but in the process of adding support for American Express we found they require the collection of the "Name on ...
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Is it a bad idea to have all credit card fields on one horizontal line?

My checkout form is a bit long and I don't like it, so I placed credit card fields on one line. Is it a bad idea to have all the fields on one line horizontally like the image below?
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Why do chip card readers in the US continuously flash messages?

I've noticed that all (or nearly all) the point-of-sale displays that accept credit cards with the chip in the US follow a pattern of flashing different messages during processing. Once the chip card ...
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The most intuitive way to input credit card expiry dates [duplicate]

So the two options I am considering is a drop down for months, showing the number followed by an abbreviated month, e.g. 02 Feb. Or a text field, that splits the numbers into the format MM / YY. With ...
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Improve chip credit card reader processing messages

Chip card readers in the US started to roll out around a year ago. Since then, I've noticed from personal experience and the report of multiple cashiers that the displayed "DO NOT REMOVE CARD" ...
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