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.


NAICS Code 522210 - Credit Card Issuing is a final level code of the “Finance and Insurance” Sector.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 522210 - Credit Card Issuing are:

  • Banks, credit card
  • Charge card issuing
  • Credit card banks
  • Credit card issuing
  • Issuing, credit card


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 522210 - Credit Card Issuing that is a better classification match. 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 NAICS Code - 482 - RailTransportation, and long-distance telephone cards in Subsector 517, Telecommunications..