Visa BIN Attribute Sharing Service

Get access to the most current Visa BIN information.

Visa BIN Attribute Sharing Service enables the caller to look up information about a payment account. Applications can access both general attributes of the account and specific attributes that are needed to use a payment account as part of a funds transfer.

available for use by:

Issuer Banks
Acquirer Banks
Merchants

Pricing

Free to use in Sandbox. Contact Visa for pricing and commercial details to use in Production.

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Lookup the most current and accurate Visa BIN Information

Visa BIN Attribute Sharing Service (VBASS) can enable eligible Visa clients and partners to look up the most current Visa BIN Information. Using VBASS, applications can access Issuer  BIN Attributes, which can help to build richer digital offerings and provide better customer experiences within the allowed use cases.

Key Features

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Retrieve key attributes for all Visa BINs and make more informed business decisions

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Leverage data to build and provide customized user experiences within the allowed use cases

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The most current BIN Attributes for any Visa Account or Token

Why Use It?

Customized User Experience

Utilize BIN Attributes such as Product Platform and Account Funding Source to build customized user experiences within the allowed use cases.

 

Payment Processing and Transaction Management

Build custom logic to improve end-to-end payment experience and more efficient transaction processing   

 

Comply with Visa Rules and Regulatory Requirements

Leverage relevant Visa BIN information to comply with Visa Rules as well as various regional and regulatory requirements where applicable.

 

Fraud and Risk Management  

Fight fraud and improve payment risk management with the help of current Visa BIN information 

 

Loyalty, Offers and Promotions

Use the most up-to-date information about Visa Issuer BINs to offer promotions and offers at the point of sale.

 

How Does It Work?

VBASS includes two APIs that provide different ways of accessing the Visa BIN Attributes - the Full BIN List API and the Single BIN Lookup API. 

The Full BIN List API can be used to access a complete list of all of the Visa BINs and their associated BIN Attributes. 

The Single BIN Lookup API can be used to access BIN Attributes at the individual payment account or BIN level.  This API provides attributes (e.g., Product ID) at the account level, which in certain cases may differ from the attributes set at the BIN level, depending on the information provided by participating Issuers.

For access to Production data, both APIs require the participant to either be a Visa licensed Acquirer or Issuer or be sponsored by a Visa licensed Acquirer or Issuer who agrees to sponsor the participant for the VBASS programs. 

For more information on the VBASS program, Visa licensed Acquirers or Issuers may visit the VBASS page on Visa Online and merchants and third parties may visit the VBASS page on the Visa homepage. 

APIs Included

Full BIN List API

The Full BIN List API provides access to Visa BIN Attributes such as Issuer BIN, Issuer Country, Issuer Billing Currency and Product Identifiers such as Product ID/name, Product Platform, Account Funding Source, and Account Funding Source Subtype.

Single BIN Lookup API

The Single BIN Lookup API provides access to Visa BIN Attributes such as Issuer BIN, Issuer Country, Issuer Billing Currency and Product Identifiers such as Product ID/name, Product Platform, Account Funding Source , Account Funding Subtype for any single payment account.

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