What is ISIN

ISIN is the acronym for International Securities Identification Number; it is a 12 digit alpha numeric code which represents a security which can be stock, bond or any financial instrument. ISIN number helps in identifying a security and therefore it is of great help, the first 2 digits of ISIN represent the country code which is unique for every country, while the rest 9 digits are for identifying the issuer, type of security and company and last digit is check digit.

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