Issuer Response Codes

Overview

We will return an additional parameter within each card authorisation response message - bank_response_code, which is the actual transaction result code communicated directly from your customer's issuing bank.

The table below details the full list of possible issuer response codes you may encounter when processing.

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Response Code Response Message Description
00 Approved The transaction is approved and completed successfully.
01 Refer to card issuer The transaction is refused by the issuer, so the cardholder should contact the issuing bank to clarify the situation. You can suggest a cardholder to use a separate card or try again after resolving the issue with their bank.
02 Refer to card issuer’s special conditions The customer’s card issuer has indicated there is a problem with the card number. The customer should use an alternate credit card, or contact their bank.
03 Invalid merchant This error indicates that the merchant details entered into the acquired.com hub are incorrect or your merchant facility is non-functional.
04 Capture/Pick Up Card The transaction is declined by the issuing bank that requested for retaining the card as it could be reported as lost or stolen. Ask the customer for using a separate card or contact their bank to resolve the issue.
05 Do not honour The issuing bank is unwilling to accept the transaction. Ask the customer for a separate card to complete the transaction or ask them to contact the bank for more details.
06 Error When the code occurred for a one-time transaction, don’t run the card again and don’t provide any more goods or services to the cardholder. For the recurring or scheduled transaction, make sure that the card wasn’t incorrectly flagged as fraudulent. Ask a customer to contact their bank or update their payment details with a new card.
07 Pick up card special condition The card issuer requests to retain the card. This can be due to a suspected counterfeit or stolen card.
09 Request in Progress The request is still currently being processed please await a final response
10 Partial Amount Approved The transaction was cancelled. Some card issuers support partial-approval authorization. This approves a part of the requested transaction, leaving the remainder to be paid with another form of tender.
12 Invalid transaction An error occurred while processing the card. Make sure that payments are correctly configured.
13 Invalid amount/ bad message edit Double check what is entered and make sure it wasn’t negative or included incorrect symbols.
14 Invalid card number/no such number The card issuing bank has declined the transaction because of an incorrectly entered a credit card number or a number that doesn’t exist. Double check the card details and try processing again.
15 No such issuer The customer’s card issuer doesn’t exist. Double check the card number and try processing the transaction again. The card number should start with 3 (AMEX), 4 (Visa), 5 (MasterCard).
17 Customer cancellation The client has cancelled this transaction. Please reach out to your client for more information.
18 Customer dispute The customer has filed a dispute for this transaction. Please reach out to your client for more information.
19 Re-enter transaction There was an error processing this payment. Please attempt the transaction again; if the issue persists, contact Ezidebit for more information.
22 Suspected malfunction The issuing bank is not responding during the transaction. The cardholder should check the card information and try processing again.
30 Format error Contact support to double check the setup on your merchant account, as it may be incorrect.
31 Bank not supported by switch The customer’s bank has declined the transaction because it doesn’t allow using the card for mail/telephone, fax, email or internet orders.
33 Expired card This credit card has expired. Please reach out to your client for updated billing information.
34 Suspected fraud The transaction is declined by the issuing bank as there is suspected fraud on this credit card number. Monitor subsequent transactions to check for fraudulent transactions on alternate cards. If there are multiple fraudulent transactions, please contact us.
35 Card Acceptor call acquirer security The issuing bank is requesting you pick up this card. Please contact the number on the back of the card for more information.
36 Restricted card pick up There are restrictions on this card that are not allowing the transaction to be processed. Please reach out to your client for updated billing information.
37 Contact Acquirer Security Department The customer’s card issuer has declined the transaction and requested to retain your customer’s card. The customer should use an alternate card or contact their bank. After receiving this particular error, monitor subsequent transactions for fraudulent transactions on alternate cards.
40 Requested function not supported The customer’s card issuer has declined the transaction as it does not allow this type of transaction.
41 Lost card The issuing bank has declined the transaction as the owner of the card reported it as lost or stolen. In this case, don’t retry the transaction and don’t provide any goods or services to the cardholder. Validate the customer authenticity and refer the cardholder to the issuer.
42 No universal account The transaction is declined by the issuing bank as the account type is not valid for this card number. Ask the customer to use a separate card or to contact their bank.
43 Stolen card The issuing bank has declined the transaction as the credit card owner has reported this card as stolen. Don’t try the transaction again and stop providing any goods or services to the customer, and report the transaction attempt to the relevant issuing bank.
49 The Card Was Declined The customer’s card issuer has declined the transaction as the credit card is not enabled for online transactions. The customer should use an alternate card or contact their bank.
51 Insufficient funds The transaction is denied by the issuing bank as there aren’t enough funds in the associated bank account to complete this payment or the transaction will put the customer’s credit card over the limit. Request a different card from a customer or ask them to contact their issuing bank.
54 Expired card The card is expired and no longer valid to use. Ask a customer to correct or switch the card.
56 No card record The transaction is declined by the issuer, as the credit card number doesn’t exist. The customer should use a separate credit card.
57 Transaction not permitted by cardholder The issuing bank has declined the transaction as this card cannot be used for this type of transaction. Ask the customer for using another card or contacting their bank. When the bank confirms it will process correctly, attempt the transaction again.
58 Transaction not permitted by terminal The code appears when the card cannot be used for this type of transaction or when the merchant processing account is not properly configured. The response usually appears when test cards are used on the live gateway.
59 Suspected fraud The transaction is declined by the issuer because it appears fraudulent. Monitor all the transactions processed after the error occurred.
61 Exceeds withdrawal amount limit The issuer has declined the transaction because it will exceed the customer’s card limit. Ask the customer to use another card.
62 Restricted card The card is invalid in a certain region or country or the customer tried to pay online with a card that doesn’t support your online payments.
63 Security violation The card issuer indicated a security issue with this card. The customer can use another payment method. Alternatively, the customer can try again after they resolved the issue with their bank.
66 Authentication required Applies to Mastercard. Authentication is required for the transaction. If the transaction is in scope of PSD2 and did not go through a 3D Secure transaction, retry with 3D Secure,
67 Hard capture The transaction is declined by the issuing bank because the card is suspected to be counterfeit. The customer’s card issuer has requested that your customer’s credit card is retained by you.Ask the customer to use a different card or to contact their bank.
69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 Error: Contact Card Issuer The card issuer indicated an issue with this card and requests contact from the customer. The customer can use another payment method. Alternatively the customer can try again after they resolved the issue with their bank.
75 Allowable number of PIN tries exceeded The transaction is from a new cardholder, and the card has not been properly unblocked.
78 Error The customer has entered an incorrect PIN more times than is allowed by the issuing bank. The customer should retry or use another payment method.
80 Credit issuer unavailable The issuing bank cannot be contacted. The customer should retry or use another payment method.
85 No reason to decline a request for account number verification, address verification, CVV2 verification, or a credit voucher or merchandise return Zero-value auth request authorised.
91 Authorization Platform or issuer system inoperative / Issuer not available There was a problem contacting the issuing bank to authorize the transaction. The customer should attempt to process this transaction again. If the problem persists, the cardholder should contact their bank or re-attept the payment using an alternative card.
92 Network problem The customer’s card can’t be found for routing and the code is mostly used for a test credit card number. The cardholder should try to complete a transaction again.
93 Transaction cannot be completed he issuing bank will not allow this transaction. The customer should use another payment method.
96 System malfunction The issuing bank cannot be contacted. The customer should retry or use another payment method.
97, 98, 99 Error These error codes are the result of a decryption error, Contact Customer Support.
R1 Revocation of Auth The customer has contacted their issuing bank and cancelled the continuous authorisation on their account. The customer should contact their bank to lift this block or use alternative payment details.