Primary Account Number
PAN is the acronym for Primary Account Number.
The unique 16-digit number that is assigned to a credit card, debit card, or prepaid card. It is used to identify the card and the account that is associated with it and is typically printed on the front of the card. The PAN is an important part of the card’s magnetic stripe, which stores the card’s account information and is used to process transactions. The PAN is also used to identify the card issuer, the card type (such as Visa, Mastercard, etc.), and the cardholder’s account. It is an important security feature that helps to protect against fraud and unauthorized use of the card.
- Abbreviation: PAN