Green PIN is a new feature introduced by banks to go paperless for generating debit card PIN or credit card PIN. It eliminates the need for using PIN mailers to deliver the PINs to the customer’s address thus saves time and money.
Punjab National Bank (PNB) also introduced the Green PIN concept to generate debit card PIN for newly issued cards and also for existing cards. Existing PNB debit card holders can regenerate a duplicate PIN using the Green PIN feature, in case, they forget their PIN.
Below is a detailed guide about PNB’s Green PIN and the methods to use it to generate/re-generate debit card PIN.
While the concept of Green PIN is common for all the banks, each bank issues it in a different way or different format to make it bank specific.
For Punjab National Bank, the Green PIN is a One Time Password (OTP) sent to the customer’s registered mobile number.
The PNB Green PIN features six numeric digits and is valid for 72 hours from the time of delivery. The PIN can be used only once to generate/regenerate debit card PIN.
PNB debit card holders can generate PNB Green PIN in two cases.
If you’re not able to use the OTP in 72 hours, you can follow the process mentioned in the following step to request for a new OTP.
To receive a Green PIN, you need to send a text message or SMS in the format mentioned below from your registered mobile number
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Once the bank receives the message, it will validate your card number and mobile number and send a six digit OTP to the same mobile number. The OTP is valid for 3 days or 72 hours from the time of generation and should be used to generate debit card PIN.
Now that you have the six-digit OTP or the Green PIN, you can generate your debit card PIN either by visiting any of the PNB ATMs or by using PNB retail net banking. Mentioned below is a detailed guide to generate debit card PIN using PNB Green PIN.
The new 4-digit number from then becomes your new debit card PIN and can be used for all cash withdrawals and point of sale (POS) transactions.
Starting then, the new 4-digit number becomes your new debit card PIN and can be used for all cash withdrawals and point of sale (POS) transactions.