The General Attributes Inquiry and Funds Transfer Attributes Inquiry APIs are available to all developers in the sandbox and in production. Visa retains the right to review your project's implementation of these APIs before on-boarding to ensure that they are being used appropriately.
The following table lists the regional availability for Payment Account Attributes Inquiry. To view availability of all products, refer to the Availability Matrix.
Available in entire region
Limited availability in region
Payment Account Attributes Inquiry enables the caller to look up information about a payment account. Using Payment Account Attributes Inquiry, applications can access both general attributes of the account (such as card type and issuer information) and specific attributes that are needed to use a payment account as part of a funds transfer.
The Payment Account Attributes Inquiry service has two APIs that let you look up important attributes of a Visa account that you may need to know in order to successfully implement your project. The General Attributes Inquiry API provides basic information about a Visa account that is generally applicable to many different types of projects.
To use the General Attributes Inquiry API, you must provide a valid Visa primary account number (PAN) in the request message. In the response message, you will receive a response status for the request and the following attributes for the requested account:
General Attributes Inquiry
The General Attributes Inquiry API provides easy access to an array of general payment account attributes, such as product ID, product name, card type, and issuer information.
Funds Transfer Attributes Inquiry
The Funds Transfer Attributes Inquiry API is often used with a funds transfer to/from a Visa payment account to determine key characteristics of a recipient card before initiating the transfer, such as country, card type, block status, etc.
Transfer funds seamlessly, securely, and quickly.