Brex merchant categories

OverviewCategory list

Overview

Here’s a complete list of all of the merchant categories that Brex uses. These MCC controls can be used to block or allow spend through category and merchant controls at the expense policy or spend limit. These controls are determined by the data we get from the card network. Though we use a custom machine learning model to improve the data, our systems may not always assign the correct merchant category. To avoid unintended transaction blocks, you can set MCC controls at the policy level, where expenses will be flagged for review rather than outright prevented. Note: Take care not to implement multiple pre-authorization rule sets that counteract one another. This can cause merchant categories to be flagged incorrectly and potentially blocked.


Category list

  • Advertising/marketing
  • Airline expense
  • Bank/financial fees
  • Bars and nightlife
  • Books and newspapers
  • Car rental
  • Charity
  • Clothing
  • Conferences
  • Consultant/contractor
  • Corporate insurance
  • Digital goods
  • Electronics
  • Event expenses
  • Facilities expenses
  • Fees, licenses, and taxes
  • Flowers
  • Food delivery
  • Furniture
  • Gambling
  • Gas and fuel
  • General merchandise
  • Grocery
  • Lab Supplies & Equipment
  • Laundry
  • Legal services
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Medical
  • Memberships & clubs
  • Office supplies
  • Other business expenses
  • Other travel expenses
  • Parking expenses
  • Political donations
  • Private air travel
  • Public transportation
  • Recurring software and SaaS
  • Rent
  • Restaurants
  • Rideshare and taxis
  • Servers
  • Shipping
  • Software (non-recurring)
  • Telephony
  • Toll and bridge fees
  • Training and education
  • Travel wifi
  • Utilities
  • Vehicle expenses
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