What is BIN and how to find it

Written By Tom Wesolowski (Administrator)

Updated at February 20th, 2020

BIN stands for Bank Identification Number.

A bank identification number (BIN) is the initial six numbers that you can find on a credit card.

This bank identification number uniquely identifies the institution issuing the card. The BIN is key in the process of matching transactions to the issuer of the card.

You might want to block transactions based on the BIN, however in order to do that you need to find it, if you do not have the BIN already.

Finding BIN 

You can find BIN when checking a charge in the Charges section or when checking transactions associated with a customer. 

Charge view 

  1. Click on the charge that you want to find the BIN for on the Charges list. 
  2. Click on one of the events on the Events list. 
  3. On the right in the Event Data locate "first6"
  4. Copy the six digit value of "first6". 
  5. Success! This is the BIN you were looking for. 

Customer view 

  1. Click on the customer that you want to find the BIN for on the Customers list. 
  2. Click on the charge that you want to find the BIN for on the Charges list associated with that customer.
  3. Click on one of the events on the Events list. 
  4. On the right in the Event Data locate "first6". 
  5. Copy the six digit value of "first6"
  6. Success! This is the BIN you were looking for. 








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