Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures. The committee which supplies a unique nine-character identification, called a CUSIP number, for each class of security approved for trading in the U.S., to facilitate clearing and settlement. These numbers are used when any buy and sell orders are recorded.

Use CUSIP in a sentence

You should always make sure that you are doing things the right way so that the CUSIP does not need to get involved.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 5 people found this helpful.

While administering his father's estate, John found a number of old stock certificates that he was able to track utilizing the CUSIP numbers found thereon.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 11 people found this helpful.

To find out the identity of the issuer, you only need to refer to the first 6 characters of the CUSIP; the 7 and 8th are the exact issue, and that last digit you'll never care about: It's just a checksum.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 11 people found this helpful.

Show more usage examples...

Browse Definitions by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Cushion Theory Committee On Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP) Service Bureau