I Forgot My Standard Bank PIN

I forgot my Standard Bank PIN; what do I do? It’s something that a lot of South Africans have been asking. Standard Bank, the country’s biggest bank, has millions of customers. If you are one of them, you may encounter the problem of not remembering your PIN. It can happen to any of us. In this day and age, there are so many PINs that we need to remember that it can become rather confusing. The good news is that there are steps that you can take to retrieve your Standard Bank PIN.

How to retrieve your Standard Bank ATM card PIN

The following are the steps to take if you have forgotten your Standard Ban PIN;

  • You can retrieve the PIN using the Standard Bank app. Sign into the app and click on More to the bottom right of the screen. Next, go to Manage Cards. Choose the card for which you have forgotten the PIN. Scroll down to View PIN. Type in your ID. You will now see your PIN.
  • It’s also possible to recover your PIN using online banking. Sign into the Standard Bank online banking portal and click on Menu. Next, go to Manage Cards. From there, choose View PIN. An OTP password will now be delivered to the mobile number that is linked to your account. Type the OPT and you will see your PIN. It will be available on your screen for 10 seconds.
  • Another option is to reach out to Standard Bank to request your PIN. Call 0860 123 000 and choose Option 2. Next, choose Option 2 to retrieve your PIN.
  • You can also visit your nearest Standard Bank branch for help retrieving your PIN. In the event that your PIN has been blocked, you will need to do this to recover it.

Safety for your PIN

In this article, we gave a response to people who have been saying, “I forgot my Standard Bank ATM PIN.” The good news is that there are several ways through which you can recover it.

Having said that, it’s worth noting that you need to ensure that you keep your PIN safe. It’s what stands between you and your savings.

Never give it to anyone, not even someone that you think you trust. Often, people lose when these people abuse this trust. So, it’s important to guide against things.

It’s advisable not to write the PIN down. However, if you absolutely need to do so, don’t keep the PIN on your person or in your phone. Keep it at home under your mattress and don’t label it as a a PIN.

Should you suspect that the PIN has been compromise, you will need to take steps to change it. That way, you will always be protected from fraud.


In this post, we showed you what to do if you forgot your Standard Bank ATM card PIN. You need this PIN to get money from an ATM and to make purchases at shops and elsewhere. Without it you probably will not be able to get access to your money. Make sure that you PIN is always protected, since its loss can mean a loss of your savings.

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    1. Please get in touch with Standard Bank directly and they should be able to help you. If you can, visit your nearest Standard Bank branch. Or you can get them on their customer care number.

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