Changing PINs of German bank card

Matthias Apitz guru at
Mon Jul 10 19:52:03 CEST 2017

El día lunes, julio 10, 2017 a las 11:42:12p. m. +0800, Guan Xin escribió:

> This is probably a general question --
> I have never seen a German bank that allows changing the PIN of a card.
> So I wonder if it is because using a fixed (non-changeable) 4-digit PIN
> mailed in clear text really safer than using a 4 to 6 digit variable length
> PIN that never explicitly appears anywhere.

Nowadays some German banks allow changing the PIN in the Teller
Machines. I saw it today in an ATM of the Sparkasse. Amex allows (or 
allowed) requesting a new personal PIN by fax.

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