Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
Confused by credit card terms? CreditCards.com's glossary of credit card definitions will help. From account holder to Regulation Z, we have defined the most-common and most-confusing credit card terms.
- Bank identification number (BIN)
- A bank identification number (BIN) is the first six digits of a Visa or MasterCard account number. The bank identification number is used to identify the card-issuing institution.