If you have an account at the State Bank of India and want to issue a debit card, you can do so and later the debit card will be sent to your address. After that, all you need to do is activate your new SBI debit card. As opposed to others, debit cards used to come along with the respective PINs but in contrast to this, all that an individual will receive at the address is a debit card.
Thus, to an active debit card for online transactions, a customer needs through the Green Pin initiative, a customer needs to adhere to certain protocols. If you are a customer who wants to activate the debit card online then you should continue reading this article.
Activating through SBI Debit Card Through ATM
If you want to activate through a SBI bank ATM, follow the below-mentioned protocols:
Step1: In the SBI ATM, insert the debit card
Step 2: Click on the ‘PIN generation’ option
Step 3: In this stage, you need to enter your 11-digit account number
Step 4: Enter the number with the keypad and click on ‘confirm’
Step 5: Next, you will be asked to enter your registered mobile number and after that click on ‘confirm’
Step 6: In the next stage, on the screen a message as ‘your PIN will be delivered to your registered number’ will be flashed
Step 7: After you have pressed on confirm, you will see a message ‘your PIN generation has been successful and you will receive the same on your mobile number
Step 8: This is the last stage where you will receive an OTP on your phone
Activating through SBI Debit Card Through SMS
To activate an SBI debit card by SMS, send a message as ‘PIN WXYZ ABCD’, to 56767. Here WXYZ represents the first four digits of the debit card number. ABCD represents the last four digits of the linked bank account number. After you have sent the SMS, you will receive an OTP that is valid for the whole 2 days and with this, you can easily generate a debit card PIN by visiting nearby SBI ATMs.
Activating through calling by SBI Debit Card Activation Number
Following are the steps you need to follow to activate your debit card by calling the SBI debit card activation number:
Step1: Call the customer care number of SBI which is 1800 11 22 11/1800 425 38000 or 08026599990
Step 2: Follow the given instructions and select the ‘ATM and Prepaid card services’ option
Step 3: Tap on ‘1’ to generate the SBI card PIN
Step 4: Enter the asked debit card number and confirm the same
Step 5: Next, enter the linked bank account number and press confirm
Step 6: You will receive all the details in the SMS along with a one-time password with a validity of 2 days
Step 7: Finally, you need to visit the nearest SBI ATMs to create your debit card PIN.
Activating through Online Net Banking
If you want to activate online, stick to the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Visit the website www.onlinesbi.com from your phone or else from your computer
Step 2: After you have logged in, tap on ‘e-services’
Step 3: In this step, click on ‘ATM card services’ and then follow up with ‘ATM pin generation”
Step 4: This is the authentication process where you need to use your profile password and OTP that you will receive on your registered mobile number
Step 5: In the following step, you need to enter your SBI account number as well as the credit card number
Step 6: Now, all you need to do is enter the first two digits of your PIN that you wish to keep and then click on the ‘submit button
Step 7: A screen will appear next with the primary two digits that you have voluntarily created along with the following two digits that were sent to your mobile number.
These are simple steps that you need to follow to activate your debit card online. The benefit of activating your debit card online is that you get to do all this at the comfort of your home without any unnecessary hassle. But you need to choose an option that will be convenient to you and won’t create much confusion ahead.
P.s. While activating SBI ATM Debit card or net banking, SBI will ask you to get CIF number, So, keep it ready. Read Our Guide, If you don’t know how to get SBI CIF Number Online.