It is easy to identify the issuing bank by the card number. To begin, enter the first six digits of your bank card (BIN) and press “Search”
Enter BIN (first six digits) of the card:
BIN (Bank Identification Number) - the initial six numbers that appear on a credit card. The bank identification number uniquely identifies the institution issuing the card, the type and category of the card.
If you have BIN, you can know:
- Payment system;
- Issuing financial institution;
- Type of the card (credit or debit);
- Kind of the card (Electron, Classic, Gold, Maestro, Standard, Platinum, etc);
- Issuing country.
Usually, the number of the bank card consists of from 13 up to 19 digits. On your card you normally might see 16 digits. Each of the digits is not just a random number. The first digit always identifies the payment system of your card. For example:
- 4 — VISA
- 5 — Mastercard
- 3 — American Express
Then follows the numbers that indicate the issuing bank, the type of card (credit or debit), the status of the card (Classic, Gold, Platinum)