Yes, you can. Assuming you know your current PIN, you can do this at most cash machines in the UK. You may want to do this if:
- You have a habit of forgetting your PIN
- You are concerned that someone else might know it
Changing Your PIN
Most UK cash machines, especially those at bank branches have an option allowing you to change your PIN, as long as you know what it is currently.
If you've lost or forgotten it, you'll need to follow these steps instead.
- Insert your card into the cash machine and enter your current PIN.
- Select the option PIN-related services, and then ‘change your PIN.’
- Choose a number that can’t be guessed by someone else
Tips for Choosing a Good PIN
Your PIN needs to be something that's simple for you to remember, but hard for others to guess:
- Avoid simple number patterns such as 1234 or 4321.
- Choose numbers that are significant to you so they are easy to remember, but not too obvious! For example, you might choose 2103 for a friend’s birthday that falls on 21 March.
- Avoid choosing your own birthday, the year you were born, or other personally-significant numbers that a stranger could easily find out or guess.