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Never Use the Wrong Credit Card for Any Purchase Again: Meet Max, the MCC Finder
Discover how Max (heymax.ai) helps you identify the accurate MCC (Merchant Category Code) for any transaction and automates the "which card to use" decision for you.
In the last post, we discussed what a Merchant Category Code is. Now let's put that knowledge to use.
Have you ever wondered which credit card to use to maximize your rewards when shopping and dining? The answer lies in the Merchant Category Code (MCC), a four-digit code assigned to merchants by credit card companies. By knowing the MCC, you can choose the right card that offers the best rewards for that specific merchant. In this blog post, we will introduce you to Max, an AI-powered service that helps you find the best credit card to use for any purchase by identifying the merchant's MCC. Let's dive in!
Sign Up on heymax.ai
To get started, head over to heymax.ai and sign up using your email address or your Google account. Signing up allows you to save your credit cards to your profile for quicker access to the most rewarding cards in your wallet.
(Option 1) Ask Max through chat directly
Max is the name of your credit card butler, who can respond to your request to find the right MCC and help you decide which credit card to use. Click on the middle "Chat" button, and you'll be able to ask away any credit card questions. Powered by GPT, your Max will grow to accomplish more personal finance tasks for you over time.
(Option 2) Step 1: Type in Search for the Merchant
You can also type in the merchant's name and select the country from the dropdown menu. Max will then search for the merchant's information, including their MCC.
Step 2: Review the Results
The search results will display various details about the merchant, such as their business and shop names, phone number, and address. This helps you identify the correct merchant. Additionally, the results will show the primary and additional MCCs associated with the merchant.
Step 3: Discover the Best Credit Card to Use
Based on the merchant and MCC information, Max will suggest the best credit card to use for your transaction. The platform will also show you how much other cards might earn for a given merchant, helping you decide whether to get a new card.
Where is the merchant and MCC data coming from?
Max aggregates data from three sources to bring you the best results: 1) Crowdsourced data points, 2) AI inference based on merchant's public information, and 3) Max's collaboration with VISA to deliver accurate merchant data.
Is Max free?
The current features will remain free for the foreseeable future. Knowing the best card to use is a big pain point for many, and we're lucky to be in the position to help solve this problem. In the future, Max will have a subscription available when more advanced personal finance automations are made available to you.
Is Max available in my country?
You can use Max to search for any merchant in your country by using the country filter.
Max is currently supporting credit cards from Singapore and will add US card support soon. Give us feedback if you want us to support your country.
The team at Max is actively working on improving data accuracy by listening to feedback from our enthusiastic user feedback group (please join!). We are improving data accuracy, search relevancy, and expanding credit card support.
Max is on a mission to make personal finance well-being more equitable for all, by leveraging more automation so you spend less time on managing, remembering, and more time enjoying life.
So, go ahead, sign up on heymax.ai, and start maximizing your rewards today!