SBI Debit Card Pin Generation
- All SBI customers have access to the Green PIN service, which makes SBI debit card pin generation or changing an existing PIN easier. Because all withdrawals, online transactions, and POS transactions are processed only after entering the unique 4-digit SBI PIN, all SBI account holders are protected from unauthenticated activities.
- Existing and new SBI account users have many alternatives for SBI debit card PIN generation. Using the same approach, account customers can generate PINs for SBI credit cards.
SBI atm pin generation through atm
Visit any of the SBI ATMs in your area once you've received your SBI ATM cum debit card. To generate SBI Green PIN by ATM, follow the steps outlined below.
In the ATM, insert your debit card.
Choose 'PIN Generation' from the drop-down menu.
You'll be asked to enter your account number, which is 11 digits long. Use the keypad to enter the same information and then click 'Confirm'.
You'll be prompted for your registered mobile number, which you should input and then click 'Confirm'.
If the information you supplied is correct, the following screen will say, "Your green PIN will be delivered to your registered mobile number shortly."
'Your Green PIN generation has been successful, and you will receive the same on your cell phone,' reads another notification once you press 'Confirm.'
Your phone will then get a message with a one-time PIN (OTP), which is just the Green PIN.
Remove and re-insert your SBI card, then use the Green PIN to generate the actual debit card PIN.
In the ATM, insert the SBI card.
Choose 'Banking' from the drop-down menu.
Based on the available options, select either English, Hindi, or a regional language.
Enter the OTP that was sent to your registered mobile phone on the next screen.
From the 'Select Transaction' menu, choose 'PIN Change.'
Replace the old four-digit PIN with a new four-digit PIN of your choice and confirm it.
If everything goes well, you'll get a notice that says, 'Your PIN has been changed successfully.'
The new PIN becomes your SBI ATM card's actual PIN and can be used for all card operations, including cash withdrawals, retail purchases, and internet transactions.
SBI PIN generation through SMS
A simple message from the registered mobile number can also be used to generate the Green PIN.
SMS PIN ABCD EFGH (ABCD represent the last four digits of the debit card number and EFGH represent the last four digits of the bank account number linked to the debit card) to the number 567676
Send the text ‘PIN ABCD EFGH' to 567676.
You will receive an OTP to the same number after the SMS has been sent. The OTP will be valid for two days and can be used to generate a debit card PIN by visiting any SBI ATM and following the instructions above.
SBI debit Card PIN generation via SBI Customer Care
You can also call the SBI credit card customer service helpline to get your card PIN sent to your registered mobile phone numbers.
Call 1800 11 22 11/ 1800 425 3800 or 080-26599990 to reach SBI's toll-free customer service.
Select the 'ATM and Prepaid Card Services' option after following the instructions.
To generate a Green PIN, select '1'.
You'll be asked to enter your debit card number, which you must do.
You'll be asked to input the debit card's account number, which you should do and then confirm.
After you confirm all of the details, you will receive an SMS with a one-time PIN (OTP) that will be valid for two days, during which time you can generate your debit card PIN at any SBI ATM.
SBI Debit Card PIN generation using Internet Banking
While the first three options need you to visit an SBI ATM to generate your SBI card PIN, the internet banking option allows you to do so directly from your SBI internet banking account.
Existing SBI internet banking customers can generate your debit card or ATM card's PIN online by following the steps below.
Use your account credentials to log in to SBI Online.
Select 'e-Services> ATM Card Services' from the main menu.
Select 'ATM PIN Generation' from the ATM Card Services page.
'Using One-Time Password' or 'Using Profile Password' are the options.
Choose the 'Using Profile Password' option, then choose the connected bank account before clicking 'Submit.'
Click 'Confirm' after selecting the SBI debit card.
You will be directed to the 'ATM PIN Generation' page, where you can generate a new PIN by entering any two digits. Click 'Submit' after entering the digits.
You will then receive a two-digit SMS on your registered cellphone number.
Enter the 2 digits you chose earlier and the 2 digits you received through SMS on the next screen, then click 'Submit.'
You will now get a notification stating that your ATM PIN has been successfully changed.
To activate the card, go to 'e-Services > ATM Card Services > New ATM Card Activation' once you have your new PIN. You can also activate the card by making your first transaction at any SBI ATM.
Green PIN Initiative at SBI
- When issuing debit or credit cards, most banks, both public and private, issue a PIN that allows the card to be used at ATMs and POS terminals. PIN mailers have been the most popular delivery method for debit and credit card PINs since banks began providing them. Scratch-off panels on the mailers conceal the PIN while also revealing any tampering efforts.
- PIN mailers are often sent via postal service or courier to the cardholder's address. Some banks have recently begun providing PINs directly to consumers by including them in the welcome package. If a cardholder has to update his or her PIN for whatever reason, he or she must visit a bank branch and submit an ATM PIN regeneration request.
- Even while using PIN mailers to deliver an ATM or debit card PIN is the most popular banking practice, it comes with its own set of risks and fees. Bank staff must keep physical possession of ATM PINs, postal delivery may be delayed, banks must send a new PIN if the PIN mailer is broken or tampered with during transit, banks must pay extra postal and stationery costs, and clients must visit bank locations for PIN regeneration.
Frequently asked questions
Is it possible to update my ATM PIN without going to the bank?
Yes. You can modify, reset, or generate a PIN without visiting a bank branch by going to the bank's website.
Is it possible to use my debit card before I activate my PIN?
No. Before you may use your SBI Debit card to make purchases, you must first set your PIN using the green PIN.
Is it possible to send an OTP for PIN generation to a mobile number that isn't registered with the bank?
No, the OTP will only be issued to the mobile number associated with a specific debit card that has been registered with the bank. You must first update the bank with the new mobile number if your phone number changes.
Can I request that my PIN be given to a different cellphone number if I call SBI Customer Care for it?
No. Even if you call the bank and ask for it to be sent to an unregistered number, the PIN can only be delivered to a registered mobile number.
What is the significance of the name "Green PIN"?
SBI's green push to go paperless includes the Green PIN. Previously, PINs were printed on paper and sent along with the debit card to registered addresses. However, to save paper, that has now been replaced. Because the PIN is sent online, it saves paper and lowers the carbon footprint, earning it the moniker "Green PIN."