How to activate SBI debit card (ATM card) for online transaction

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How to activate SBI debit card (ATM card) for online transaction
pay at the fuel stations and pay for purchases through EDC machine (card swiping machine) payment terminal. ATM cards have made withdrawing money and paying from our accounts a highly convenient, easy and handy process. One big advantage of an ATM card is that you can withdraw money from any bank’s ATM outlet even if you have your account with a particular bank.

When you open a new bank account and request for a new ATM card, you will get one delivered to your address by courier services. You need to activate the new ATM card to be able to use it for withdrawing money or paying for purchases. If you are a SBI customer, you can activate your new ATM card online on the internet banking portal. Hence you need not face the hassles of visiting the bank’s branch only for activating the ATM card.

Steps to activate your new ATM card on the SBI online portal for retail customers without visiting the branch

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  • Visit the bank’s website www.onlinesbi.com
  • If you have already registered for net banking services, you will have the login credentials like username and password. If you do not have them, you need to apply for the same and get them first to be able to use the bank’s services online.
  • Login to the SBI net banking portal by inputting the username and password details you have.
  • Select the menu 'e-Services. You will find a drop down menu popping down. In the list of services you find, click on 'ATM card services' option.
  • This will lead you to a new page. Now you need to click on 'New ATM Card Activation'.
  • You will land on the next page. From the list of accounts you have, choose the account for which you have received the new ATM. Enter the 16 digit ATM card number in the relevant columns as asked.
  • The next column will ask you to reenter the same number to confirm. Once it is done, you need to click on the 'Activate' option.
  • The next page will display all the necessary details about your new ATM card. Once you find them correct, you can click on the ‘Confirm' option.
  • You will get a high-security password sent to your registered mobile number. You have to enter this password in the relevant column and then click on the 'confirm' option.
  • You will see a message on the screen saying, 'ATM card has been activated successfully!'.
  • Now you have successfully activated your new ATM card and it is now ready for use at the ATM machines and card swiping machines (EDC machine).
  • However, to pay using your ATM card, you will need an ATM PIN number. You can generate it by visiting the nearest ATM. The other ways to generate the ATM PIN are through the SMS method, IVR method or visiting the SBI branch in which you have your account.
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