IAT/ARN/BIN number

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IAT/ARN/BIN number


my clients want to start making the payments via VISANET by using IAT/ARN/BIN number. I have requested those numbers from bank Lloyds, but unfortunately I was told by a banker to find a third party processing this payment. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any, can somebody give me a tip how to start accepting payments via VISANET with IAT/BIN number ? Please do not send me any links related to VISANET on visa about explore etc. there is nothing useful. 

Thank you very much. 


Best regards, 



Visa Developer Support Specialist

Re: IAT/ARN/BIN number

Hey @Fabrizio,


Please take a look at the API that fit your use case. To look at a full list of attributes for each API, please navigate to the API Reference page which can be found from the API documentation page.
Please check our website for specific APIs relevant to your business case.
For the use case of BIN, I would recommend Payment Account Attributes Inquiry API.
API Overview - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/paai  
Payment Account Attributes Inquiry Documentation - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/paai/docs
API Reference - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/paai/reference
We also have other APIs that include BIN attributes such as Foreign Exchange Rates, Merchant Search, Visa Account Updater, Payment Account Validation, Visa FeatureSelect, Visa Merchant Offers Resource Center and Visa Direct.

Foreign Exchange Rates - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/foreign_exchange
Merchant Search - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/merchant_search
Visa Account Updater - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/vau
Payment Account Validation - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/pav
Visa FeatureSelect - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/visa_features_select
Visa Merchant Offers Resource Center - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/vmorc
Visa Direct - https://developer.visa.com/capabilities/visa_direct

The IAT number is not related to the Visa Developer Portal. Please contact your issuing bank to get the IAT number.


To what I know is that IAT number is assigned to the billing entity. Let’s say if you have to wire the money into someone’s account, the billing company should give you the information like Account number and IAT number. I can’t be very sure on this but usually this is what I have seen.


To get in contact with someone about your VisaNet account inquiry, please visit the link below, fill it out with what type of entity you are, ask your question and then click submit.


Contact Visa Form - https://usa.visa.com/Forms/contact-us-form.html 




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