How was ATM Pin generated previously?
Previously, SBI used to send pin mailers, which used to hide the PIN Number with scratch off panels. You needed to scratch the space to know the pin of your credit card or debit card. These pin mailers were usually sent to the cardholder’s address through postal mails or courier. Nowadays, pin mailers are included within the welcome kit of the bank when you open an account and apply for a debit or credit card. But these activities have many risks involved. Bank employees need to maintain physical custody of ATM Pins, postal delivery may get delayed, if the PIN mailer gets damaged or tampered during transit, banks need to send a new PIN, increased postal and stationery charges to the banks and inconvenience for customers to visit bank branches for PIN regeneration.
To avoid any kind of risk with such a sensitive matter as ATM pin cars, SBI has come up with a new banking feature called ‘Green Pin”. Just like the name suggests it is a green way to generate a debit card. It is generating an ATM pin without the use of paper. It is one step towards paperless banking. It is beneficial both for employees and customers. While bank employees do not have to spend much of their time towards every customer problems regarding ATM Pin number. Similarly, all the customers can generate SBI ATM Pin according to their liking. Along with that, it reduces carbon footprint and provides substantial cost savings for the bank.
How to Generate SBI ATM Card Pin with OnlineSBI:
For SBI you can generate your ATM Pin in four different ways which are:
- By visiting SBI ATM
- By sending an SMS
- By calling on SBI customer care
- Using SBI net banking
Each of this process is effective and it is up to you to choose which process you like. All the process will be discussed adequately below.
Generating SBI Card PIN at an SBI ATM:
When you have received your SBI ATM card then to generate a pin you need to visit your nearest SBI ATM. Then follow these steps to generate SBI Green PIN by ATM:
- Insert the debit card in the ATM
- Select ‘Pin generation’ option.
- You will then need to enter your 11 digit account number. Enter it through your keypad and then click on the confirm button.
- You will be asked for your registered mobile number. Enter the number.
- Click on confirm button to proceed.
- It will lead you to another page which will display ‘Your green PIN will be shortly delivered to your registered mobile number’ only if the details you have entered is accurate.
- Press Confirm to see the confirmation message which will say ‘Your Green PIN generation has been successful and you will receive the same on your mobile number’.
- You will then receive a message on your phone with an OTP which is your green pin number.
- Then again insert the card to generate the actual debit card pin number.
- Select Banking among the options.
- Choose language either English, Hindi or any regional language as per suits you.
- When the next screen comes along, enter the OTP you received on your phone.
- Go to Select transaction menu and then select PIN Change.
- Enter a four digit of your choice and reconfirm it. If your process is successful then there will arrive a message saying’ Your PIN has been changed successfully.’
- You will now use this PIN for all card transaction.
Generating SBI card PIN through SMS:
The green Pin can also be generated by sending a simple message from the registered mobile number. Follow these steps to know more:
- SMS PIN ABCD EFGH (Here ABCD re[resents last four digits of the debit card number and EFGH represent last four digits of the bank account number linked to the debit card) to
- Once the SMS is sent, you will receive an OTP to the same number. The OTP is valid for a couple of days. You should use the OTP within those days.
- Use it to generate SBI ATM by visiting any of the SBI ATM by following the above-mentioned steps.
Generating SBI Card PIN by calling SBI Customer Care:
You can call SBI Customer Care helplines to receive card PIN on your registered mobile number. These are the steps to follow:
- Call SBI toll-free number which is 1800 11 22 11/ 1800 425 3800 or 080-26599990
- Follow the instructions as told over the phone.
- Then Select ‘ATM and Prepaid Card Services’ option.
- Select 1 to generate Green Pin
- You will be asked to enter your debit card number. Enter it and then confirm.
- Then enter your account number linked to the debit card. Enter it and confirm.
- Once you confirm all the details you will receive an SMS which will include your OTP which will be valid for 2 days, during which you can visit any of the SBI ATMs to generate your debit card PIN.
Generating SBI Card PIN using Internet Banking:
These steps can be followed by existing SBI internet banking users to generate ATM card online:
- Login to SBI Online using your user ID and password.
- From the main menu, select ‘e-Services’ and then select ‘ATM Card Services.’
- When the ATM Card Services page opens, select ‘ATM PIN Generation’.
- Select either ‘Using One Time Password’ or ‘Using Profile Password’.
- Select ‘Using Profile Password’ option, select the bank account with which it is associated and then click ‘Submit’.
- Select the SBI debit card and click ‘Confirm’.
- The next page which opens is ‘ATM PIN Generation‘ page, where you need to enter any two digits to create a new PIN. Enter the digits and then click ‘Submit’.
- You will then receive an SMS on your registered mobile number of 2 digits.
- On the next screen, enter the previously chosen 2 digits and those you received through SMS then click ‘Submit.’
- You will now see a message, which says that your ATM PIN has been changed successfully.
Now that you know how to successfully generate a pin through these processes, apply for a debit card or credit card now. But you should be careful not to disclose your PIN to anyone else. Otherwise, your money might be mistreated with.
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