Understand the BIN on a payment card number

IIN or Bin can range somewhere from 4 to 6 digits depending upon the card type. Suppose if a credit card number with BIN has let say 19 digits and is of the format

1 22222 333333333333 4

Here: 1 22222 depicts the BIN number of which the 1 in the MII or the Major Industry Identifier. The MII signifies the category of the card issuer institution. Commonly issued financial categories are visa and Mastercard. Now, here 22222 shows the bank or the particular institution that issued the credit card.

The rest 12 digits 333333333333 signifies the card holder’s account number. And the last digit 4 represents the check digit calculated using the Luhn algorithm.

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