PRESS RELEASE: New Debit Mastercards to be Issued in the UK

Mastercard have confirmed that from the start of October 2018, Santander will be issuing both business and consumer Debit Mastercards in the UK. You’ll find details of these new cards in the table below.

Start Date Card Type BIN
1st October 2018 Consumer Debit  535666
1st October 2018 Consumer Debit 535667
1st October 2018 Business Debit  535668
1st October 2018 Business Debit 535669

Action Required

If you own your terminals, rent them from a third party or use a Payment Service Provider to accept payments online, you must contact your supplier to get them to upgrade your equipment so you can accept these cards by 1st October 2018.

Doing this will protect you from loss of business due to being unable to accept transactions from cardholders that have cards issued in the new BIN ranges. It’ll also help prevent you from receiving any operational fines for not being able to accept the new cards.

If you have any queries regarding this change, please contact your Relationship Manager or call 0345 702 3344*, selecting the option for ‘all other enquiries’.

*Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm, excluding public holidays. To help us continually improve our service, and in the interests of security, we may monitor and/or record your telephone calls with us. Any recording remains our sole property. We also provide a Textphone service on 0345 602 4818.