Changing PINs of German bank card

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Tue Jul 11 12:23:06 CEST 2017

> > This is probably a general question --
> >=20
> > 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 leng=
> th
> > 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=20
> allowed) requesting a new personal PIN by fax. did not provide it on ATM or by any other means a month back.
All UK cards I know of allow PIN change at the ATM.

Julian H. Stacey, Computer Consultant, BSD Linux Unix Systems Engineer
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