The first digit of a payment card number is called industry ID. It helps to identify the business of card issuer. For example, airlines for the credit cards starting with 1 or travel and entertainment for credit card that starts with 3. However, most of the cards are representatives of the bank sphere, as credit cards that start with 4.
What if credit card starts with 4?
If the digit “4” is in the beginning of the payment card number, be sure that the industry of a card issuer is banking and financial. Credit card that starts with 4 is always connected with this sphere.
What type of credit card starts with 4?
The BIN range from 400000 to 499999 covers a lot of different credit and debit cards of different levels (Classic, Gold, Business, Prepaid, etc.).
What credit cards start with 4?
The majority of the credit cards starting with 4 are VISA cards. This issuer covers almost all BIN ranges that begin with 4. Earlier the only exception was Switch. This company had issued debit cards in the United Kingdom from 1988 until 2002. Then it was merged with Maestro, while its BINs again began to belong to VISA.
What else credit cards start with 4?
Among credit cards that begin with 4 there are also these ones:
- This is domestic debit and credit card brands of Brazil.
- It is the brand of Saudi Central Bank which works in cooperation with global payment systems such as Visa, MasterCard, and Maestro. It allows local banks in Saudi Arabia to issue Mada cards.
Their payment cards are the cards that begin with 4 as well as VISA cards but their BIN ranges are quite short or completely random.