July 2019 (1.0.0)
April 2021 (1.1.0)
October 2021 (2.0.0)
- Separated codes defined by Alipay+ and by other payment systems, to which different management principles apply;
- Corrected definition in accordance with ISO 18245; deleted Alipay+- defined codes with no use cases; updated codes defined by other payment systems as they update.
April 2022 (2.1.0)
- Clarified MCC allocation and recognition principles in Section 5: sequence of allocating is from Table A1 to Table A3; Acquiring Partners and Mobile Payment Partners shall recognize all the codes in three Tables.
- Aligned level one category with ISO 18245 standard, and deleted level two category, which overlaps or conflicts with level one.
- Aligned definition of Merchant Category Code with industry definition.