I received a mail on 1st of March 2021 that they will soon replace my current virtual card (which is a Visa) with a new one. It’s not related with expiration of that card. BTW: I’m living in Switzerland, which might be relevant.
In their mail they claim that it’ll be a debit card and it will be accepted by more merchants as the current one.
Anyone knows the details behind it? Do they switch to real debit cards not being of type prepaid?
I already got this card issued and can quote the BIN numbers. I’ve looked up these BIN’s in the binlist.net database (the only one I know which accepts the first 8 digits as with 6 digits it really doesn’t give you reliable infomation). But these databases are known to lag if new BIN’s are introduced and migh not be accurate all the times.
BIN => Info from binlist.net
Old 4596 5482 Virtaul Visa => Visa - Infinite / Debit Prepaid=no / GB
New 5354 5697 Virtual MC => Mastercard - World Debit Embossed / Debit (Prepaid flag info) / CH
It’s interessting that the “old” virtual card from Visa shows prepaid=no and the new one doesn’t have that information yet at all. According to binlist the new one is localized to my home country which the old visa seems not to be.