Visa BIN Attribute Sharing Service
Get access to the most current Visa BIN information.
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- N. America
Free to use in Sandbox. Contact Visa for pricing and commercial details to use in Production.
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, clients can access Issuer BIN Attributes for authorization improvement, fraud management, customer service support enhancements, point-of-sale checkout customization, acceptance troubleshooting and more within the allowed use cases.
Retrieve key attributes for all Visa BINs and make more informed business decisions
Leverage data to build and provide customized user experiences within the allowed use cases
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 leverage Visa loyalty capabilities for marketing to eligible cardholders
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 allows clients to request a full file list of issuer BIN Attributes.
The Single BIN Lookup API allows clients to request issuer BIN attribute data on an account-by-account basis. 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 as it may include the Account Level Management updates, as provided by Issuers.
For access to Production data for both the APIs, Visa requires all recipients of the BIN attribute data to register and be billed for the service.
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.
Learn more about implementing the VBASS APIs by watching the tutorial here:
Full BIN List, BIN File Transfer APIs
Both APIs provide full file 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. Refer to the API Docs for key differences between the two APIs.
Single BIN Lookup API
The Single BIN Lookup API provides access to Visa BIN Attributes such as Issuer BIN, Issuer Country, Issuer Billing Currency, Product ID/name, Product Platform, Account Funding Source , Account Funding Subtype on an account-by-account basis in JSON format.