Cirrus (interbank network)
Cirrus (stylized as cirrus) is a worldwide interbank network operated by Mastercard Incorporated. Founded in 1982, it links Mastercard and Maestro credit, debit and prepaid cards and Cirrus ATM cards to a global network of millions of ATMs.
By default, Mastercard and Maestro cards are linked to the Cirrus network, but very often all three logotypes of the Mastercard family, Mastercard, Maestro and Cirrus, will be shown. Canadian, American, Venezuelan, Chilean and Saudi Arabian ATMs use this network alongside their local networks and many banks have adopted Cirrus as their international interbank network alongside either a local network, the rival Visa PLUS ATM network, or both. In locations such as India and Bangladesh, the Cirrus network also serves as a local interbank network as well as an international network.
- Gifford, David; Spector, Alfred (August 1985). "The Cirrus Banking Network" (PDF). Communications of the ACM. Association for Computing Machinery. 28 (8): 798–807. doi:10.1145/4021.4022. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
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