Enter the first six digits of a payment card for lookup; whether it is a credit, debit, charge or a prepaid card. Now sit back relaxing while we lightning-fast performing BIN lookup on our daily updated database, presenting all the secured information related to the entered bank identification number.
|Bank Issuer||WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION|
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|Brand (Financial Service)||MASTERCARD|
Credit and Debit cards, gift cards, prepaid cards, and other charge cards have many numbers. A bank identification number is then the initial set of the first four to six numbers on these cards. BIN Numbers then is of great importance to merchants as it helps in averting great fraudulent traps being laid by money launderers and fraudsters. How?
BIN numbers help in spotting any laid-out risk and security breaches or even identity theft. BIN Numbers is developed by the International Organization for standardization, otherwise known as ISO, to align and confirm the card holder's original data with the card details. BIN Numbers in some place, is also known as Issuer Identification Numbers or in short IIN.
The first one is the MII code (Major Industry Identifier): dictating the card category: 0 assigned for uncommon industry. 1 & 2 assigned for Airline Businesses. 3 assigned for Entertainment & Travel Businesses4 & 5 assigned for Banks & Financial Businesses. 6 assigned for Merchandising, Commerce, and few remaining Banking Businesses. 7 - Oil Businesses. 8 - Telecommunications. 9 - Some National Organization Work
The first 6 digit, with the first digit inclusively, is really of interest here : the BIN as defined above. For example: A card starts with 453382 is from the bank CREDIT AGRICOLE, S.A., having the network VISA standard sub-brand Card.
The 7th digit to uniquely identify each person.
The last digit is to detect errors. Its like the verification from MD5 checksum for online file download. More info about Luhn algorithm checksum.
For a given card number obtained from an offline or online transaction, merchant can perform lookup and check the card information matching its claims from a user. The difference may trigger frauds. In this case, the merchant should be careful.
Additionally with our online BIN range service, one can browse the updated lists of BIN numbers with different sets of given requirements for understanding, research, or learning purposes.