What does PIN stand for?

Personal identification number

A PIN is a secret number that is typically connected to a debit card. This number is used to carry out transactions, such as making payments or withdrawing money from an ATM.

However, the term PIN is not just limited to banking. It can also be used to describe any identification number that you use to get into a system and access your personal info.

Example for using ‘PIN’ in a conversation

Hey, can you help me with something?

Sure! What’s up?

I just got my new debit card but I’m not sure how to use the PIN.

No worries! The PIN is a private number that you’ll use to complete payments or get cash at an ATM.

Got it! So, it’s like a secret code?

Exactly! It’s your personal identification number.

That makes sense. Thanks for explaining!

You’re welcome! Let me know if you have any other questions.