BIN lookup

More card data, less payment problems

BIN Lookup provides critical payment card data to route payment transactions, leading to increased authorizations, less fraud, and lower processing costs. 

Why is it valuable?

Make better payment decisions

Use payment card data to improve customer experience, lower fraud, and reduce interchange costs.

Highly accurate data

Prevent costly errors from using inaccurate card information. TokenEx BIN data comes directly from the card brands.

Simplified integration

Get started quickly with a simple API or using your existing TokenEx Hosted iFrame or Mobile API integrations.

Avoid PCI compliance issues

Get data about the card without storing sensitive card info, minimizing PCI scope and compliance costs.

What is a BIN?

A BIN, or a Bank Identification Number, is the first 6-8 numbers on a payment card that identifies the card issuer. The BIN provides valuable information, such as the card brand, card type (e.g., debit, credit), and the country where the card was issued.

BIN Lookup card illustration

Flexible Packages to Meet Your Needs

  • 1.2M requests per year
  • Accessible via TokenEx iFrame, Mobile API, or standalone API
  • 6M requests per year
  • Accessible via TokenEx iFrame, Mobile API, or standalone API
  • Unlimited requests
  • Accessible via TokenEx iFrame, Mobile API, or standalone API
  • Delivery of full BIN file


What are the benefits of using a BIN lookup service?

The Bank Identification Number (BIN) provides a large amount of useful information about the payment card, such as details on the issuing bank and country, card brand, and card characteristics (e.g., debit card, prepaid card). You can use this information to route your payment transactions to reduce your fraud, improve authorizations, and lower your interchange costs.

How can I access the data? 

You can receive BIN data through the TokenEx Hosted iFrame, Mobile API, or standalone API. If you purchase the Enterprise package, you also have access to a file containing the full BIN database.

What data is available? How frequently is it updated?

The data is updated on a weekly basis.

Key Data Points available by BIN lookup
What card networks are supported?
Card Networks Supported by BIN lookup
Why should I use TokenEx instead of sourcing BIN data on my own?

TokenEx BIN data comes from card brands and financial institutions, includes more than 70 data points, and is updated on a weekly basis.

How can I get it?

Let’s talk about your business to see how we can help.