Bank Identification Number


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Bank Identification Number

A former term for the unique number on a credit card or debit card. It has been replaced by the issuer identification number.
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By using this, you can also find the country of issuing bank with bank identification numbers, search card issuing bank name, card type (debit, credit, or gift card), car subtypes (classic, gold, or business), validate brand (MasterCard, Visa, Amex), additional information (including city, phone number, etc), and service support.
"Driving e-Commerce on debit cards has always been a priority at Emirates NBD, and we have launched several initiatives to encourage debit card usage for e-payments, including being the pioneers in opening up debit card BINs (Bank Identification Numbers) for online transactions," said Saif Al Mansoori, the deputy head-group (Marketing and Branding) at Emirates NBD.
The ATMA access control system is linked through an IP connection and can store more than 4,000 bank identification numbers, which can be updated via laptop or remote modem.