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Upcoming Mastercard Changes and What You Should Know

Upcoming Mastercard Changes and What You Should Know

By Josh Bartolomucci | March 02, 2016

What's changing?

MasterCard card numbers have traditionally started with a 5. Starting October 14 2016, systems like Foxy (and your gateway provider like, Stripe, Braintree, etc.) must be able to accept MasterCards starting with a 2.

How does this apply to merchants?

Merchants must be able to accept and support the new 2-series BIN range in card-present and card-not-present payment acceptance channels by Jan. 1, 2017.

Do FoxyCart users need to do anything?

Probably not. We'll be making the required changes, and MasterCard cards starting with a 2 will work on FoxyCart starting October 14, 2016.

That said, we can't vouch for your payment gateway, but unless you're using a super old and busted gateway, they'll be aware and ready for this change as well. (And if you are using such a gateway, we'd be happy to refer you to a great modern option with fantastic support and competitive rates.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.


The views expressed in the above post are the author's own, and may not reflect those of LLC.